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«December 2000     Issues     February 2001»
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January 2001

On the Cover:
ATIlooks at how solution-dyed polyester manufacturer Martin Color-Fi has emerged from Chapter 11 with optimism. Also, in this issue, major breakthroughs in spinning technology on display at ATME-I 2000.



Textile News

Bank Of America Arranges 1 5 Billion Financing For Levi Strauss

Challenging Tradition

AMTEC Reorganizes

Worldtex To Close Plant In Lexington S.C.

System Cuts Boiler NOx Emissions By Up To 90
Plants can add boiler capacity without increasing pollution.By Cosby Woodruff, Assistant Editor

CRI Changes Guard

Herwig Strolz Textiles39 Global Statistician
Longtime ITMF Director General is Textile World's Leader of the Year.By John W. McCurry, Managing Editor

SSM And Fadis Reach Patent Agreement

Martin Color-Fi Granted Exclusive Rights To ColorGuard TM

AYSA Elects Little President

West Point Stevens Finds Totes Final Piece Of Automation Puzzle
Containers allow Clemson plant to improve quality, cut costs.By Cosby W. Woodruff, Assistant Editor

Salant Corp Acquires Tricots St Raphael

Letters Concerning Sept 11

Partners In Success

Product Resource Guide

ATMI Offers Support For War Effort Against Terrorism

Dry-Heat Lamination Offers Options

Texbid Launches Texquote TM

Novelty Textile Bases Success On Different Approach To Market
Quick response to customer needs key to small knitting operation.By David Gross, Consulting Editor

2001 An Economic Mix

How Meridian Improved Dyed Yarn Repeatability
Valdese plant gets a boost in quality and achieves an amazing 3- to 4-month payback.By Edward J. Elliott PE, Ccol, FSDC, Consulting Editor

Products That Made News At ATME-I 39 01
Fourth in a series gives some details on products TW editors feel have immediate industry significance.

KoSa Names New Chairman Of The Board

Demand For Flag Fabric Rises

Three German Interior Design Fairs To Be Held In January

Mascioni Stays Green

At 30 Tekmatex Readies For Industry Rebound
Flowing with the highs and lows of U.S. textiles, Charlotte-based Tekmatex anticipates, 'return of textiles.'By McAllister Isaacs III

How To Prevent Metal Bits In Finished Apparel
Ultra sensitive magnetic metal detectors help preserve the health, safety and well being of garment sellers and buyers.By Edward J. Elliott PE, Ccol, FSDC, Consulting Editor

Hosiery Equipment Show Goes To Four-Year Cycle

News From The Mills

Sun Chemical And Datacolor Sign Exclusive Agreement

Futuristic Finishing

How To Put Conditions On The Money
National Textiles' engineered system monitors and controls temperature and humidity in its yarn plants.By Edward J. Elliott, Consulting Editor

DuPont Announces PVA Price Increase

WestPoint Stevens Completes Purchase Of Chatham

Software Suppliers
By Cosby Woodruff, Assistant Editor

Oxford Industries Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

Fiberbuys Com Offers New Feature

Laminate Faster More Competitive
New flat-bed laminating system uses special techniques to provide uniform bond strengths at much faster speeds.By William C. Smith, Consulting Editor

Shaw Shareholders Approve Acquisition

BTMA Recieves Award From China State Textile Industry

National Textile Center Receives 9 75 Million Federal Grant

ACIMIT Says Machinery Orders Fell During First Half Of Year

New Nylstar Plant Aims At NAFTA Markets
Nylon yarn facility helps boost economy in beleagured southern Virginia.By John W. McCurry, Managing Editor

Great American Knitting Mills To Acquire Certain Ridgeview Assets

ITMA 2003 News

Pillowtex Corp Files Chapter Eleven Petition

Milestones

Springs And Maybank Textile Finalize Deal

Scitex Invests In Jemtex Ink-Jet Printing Ltd

Throwsters Hear Opportunities
At the annual summer meeting, TYAA members learn of opportunities, challenges and changes in the industry.By McAllister Isaacs III, Editorial Director

Delta Galil Announces Completion Of Inner Secrets Acquisition

Washington Outlook
By James A. Morrissey

By Cosby W Woodruff

Unifi Completes Refinancing Of Its Credit Facility

Globalization Makes Textiles Factoring A Better Match
International trade, specialization change faces of both industries over past two decades.By Cosby Woodruff, Assistant Editor

Italian Machinery Body Presents New Image At Show

Texfi Announces New Working Capital Financing

WestPoint Stevens Continues 8-Point Program

Associations Report Donations Product Demand

Central Textiles Expands Into Former Mayfair Plant

Commodity No More Polyester Leads With Innovation
Use of manmade fiber continues steady growth as manufacturers invest in variety of new markets.By Elaine Gross, New York Correspondent

Robert C Wanger ATI Contributor Passes Away

Textile Hall Of Fame Taps Three
Roger Milliken, Samuel Slater and Duke Power make up inaugural class of American Textile Hall Of Fame.By McAllister Isaacs III, Editorial Director

Guilford To Shutter N Y Facility

Dye And Pigment Makers Strive To Survive
With the loss of more than 60 U.S. conversion plants in the past year, companies focused on added chemical product values at lower costs.By Dr. Fred Cook, Head, School of TextileandFiber Engineering, Ga. Tech, and Consulting Editor

Atlanta Textile Club - Past Presidents

Washington Outlook
By James A. Morrissey

New Sampling Loom Includes CAD-CAM
New Technology: A new company with a new product boosts turnaround time on woven fabric samples.By McAllister Isaacs III, Editorial Director

Alamanac Management Reopens Plant

Shaw Industries Acquired By Berkshire Hathaway

Automotive Textiles Still One Of The Hot Markets
Despite a down-trodden economy, automotives still provide opportunities for innovative textile makersBy William C. Smith, Founder, Industrial Textile Associates, and Consulting Editor

Philadelphia University Introduces On-Line MBA



Business & Financial

Interest Rates Expected To Decline



Yarn Market

Spinners Ready To Fight



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Freshness That Endures



Fiber World

Teijin To Acquire Monofilament Business

Clariant Integrates CEP Division

Zimmer Obtains Contract To Build PBT Plant In Taiwan

Western European Nonwovens Production Increases 8 8 Percent

Maag-Textron Agrees To Acquire Wil-Man GmbH

Swiss Company Awarded Contract For Italian Plant

Milliken Carpet And Rugs Announces New Distributors

The Road Back



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Planit 2000 Knitted Goods Finishing Machine Introduced

Stork Introduces Pigment And Disperse Applications

Ridgeview To Close Mebane Finishing Facility

Remazol Orange RR Added To Dyestar Dye Range

Mercury Color Measurement System New From Datacolor

DyStar Receives UK Green Chemistry Award

BASF Opens New Plant For Metal-Complex Dyestuffs

Glenro Acquires Bondtex Laminating Technology



Knitting / Apparel

Thermoadhesives For Wrinkle-Free Seams

Sag Harbor To License Name For Hosiery And Seamless

Kayser-Roth Corp Acquires HUE Legwear Brand Name

JPS Industries Sells Apparel Division To Private Company

Cotton Incorporated Reports Strong Third Quarter For Denim Bottomswear

Vanity Fair Implements Plan To Improve Profitability

Product Development



New Products

IMS Introduces Hitak-SP For High-Speed Melt Spinning

OptiMix Automatic Doffing System From San Grato

CeramTec Offers Custom Traverse Guides

TDP Verifab SR Prevent Creases In Elastomeric Fabric

TEMCO Offers Air Jet For Entangling Of Flat Yarns

Grob Horgen Introduces Two New Warp Stop Motions



People

January 2001