AATCC IC&E Co-Location Spurs ATME-I® 2004 Dyeing, Printing, Finishing Participation

The American Textile Machinery Association, Falls Church, Va., and Greenville-based Textile Hall
Corp., co-sponsors of the American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International® (ATME-I®) 2004,
report that its co-location with the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of
Textile Chemists & Colorists’ (AATCC’s) International Conference & Exhibition (IC&E)
has prompted increased participation at ATME-I by dyeing, finishing and printing machinery and
equipment suppliers.

As of

Textile World
‘s press time, 431 companies from 25 countries have registered as exhibitors at ATME-I 2004,
to be held Sept. 13-17 at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville. Of these companies, 79 are
first-time exhibitors.

“The ability to make and deliver quick style changes to the US marketplace has kept the US
dyeing, printing and finishing industry strong despite a downturn in other areas,” said Butler
Mullins, ATME-I director. “We are seeing considerable exhibitor interest from manufacturers and
suppliers to those textile manufacturing processes.”

Organized since 1973 as two events – one targeted to the fibers, yarn and nonwovens sectors
of the textile industry, as well as plant engineering and maintenance; and one to the weaving,
knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing sectors – ATME-I this year will bring all sectors of the
industry together at one event. This year’s show also will present the Knitted Arts
Exhibition-Fabric, sponsored by the Boston-based National Textile Association and AATCC’s IC&E.

IC&E activities also will include technical and Consumer 2 Consumer educational programs
such as roundtable discussions covering a range of topics including color communication, dyeing,
finishing, flammability, information management, international business, preparation and product

AATCC also will host an opening night street festival, a student textile bowl, an awards
banquet and its annual AATCC Foundation golf outing.

July 2004