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National Textile Center Receives 9 75 Million Federal Grant

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Textile Center will receive $9.75 million from the Department of Commerce. The United States Congress recently appropriated these funds to support university research in textiles, apparel, fibers and retailing. This is the tenth consecutive grant to the National Textile Center to continue its mission of enhancing the knowledge base of the US textile and related industries. The National Textile Center has over 50 active research projects and is currently developing new projects for the increased level of funding. The new projects will start May 1, 2001. Current projects are underway at over 20universities across the USA and around the world. All projects not only address important industry problems, but also provide the research topics graduate students. The new grant funds will seek to expand the research basis to a larger number of universities. The Congress has invested over $82 million in the far-reaching and important effort. The results have been impressive, with over $170 million in new business and $80 million in new centers of academic. To date over 700graduate students have been involved in the research, resulting in 134 these and numerous patents. The full research program will be presented to the industry at the upcoming NTC Forum. The forum will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, February11 - 13, 2001. Complete information is available on the web at:http://www.ntcresearch.org The National Textile Center is a university research consortium owned and managed by six universities: Auburn University, Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Philadelphia University. The institutions sharehuman resources, equipment and facilities. Serving the USAFiber/Textile/Fabricated Products/Retail Complex, the NTC vision, mission andgoals are realized through innovate research and links to other institutions. SOURCE The National Textile CenterWeb Site: http://www.ntcresearch.org Copyright 2001 PR Newswire




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