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November 2001

On the Cover:
Reeves Brothers Business Development Team (left to right): Scott Dempsey, vice president and general manager; Tom Layton, director of sales, Air Safety group; Frank Hannas, director of sales, Engineered Fabrics Group

Textile News

Nano-Tex Expands Technology Internationally
GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nano-Tex, LLC has expanded theapplication of its technology internationally with the licensing of MartelliLavorazioni Tessili S.p.A, one of the world's largest laundry and garmentfinishers, and Dominican Knits, a leading producer of knit fabrics andgarments. The company has also entered into its first agreements with agentsto promote licensing arrangements in the European and Japanese markets. Marking the first application of Nano-Tex's patented technology to sewngarments rather than fabric, Martelli, based in Italy, will utilize the NANO-PEL(TM) technology for use on cotton and cotton blend apparel treated andfinished in Europe for distribution to branded customers worldwide. Denimapparel will be the first product enhanced with the NANO-PEL technology withplans for other products in the future. Dominican Knits, based in the Dominican Republic and part of the Grupo Mcompanie

Carlos Moore Speaks To Atlanta Textile Club

Berkshire Hathaway To Acquire Fruit Of The Loom39 S Apparel Business
CHICAGO and OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruit of the Loom, Ltd.(OTC Bulletin Board: FTLAQ), Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (collectively the"Company") and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) announced that they andcertain of their respective subsidiaries have executed a definitive agreementtoday (the "Purchase Agreement") for New FOL Inc., a Berkshire subsidiary, toacquire substantially all of the Company's basic apparel business operationsat a purchase price of $835 million in cash, subject to adjustments. Thepurchase price is subject to significant reduction for certain liabilities aswell as adjustment upward or downward depending on working capital levels.New FOL will assume the ordinary course post-petition liabilities and certainspecified pre-petition liabilities of the business. Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, said, "We've agreed tobuy Fruit of the Loom for two major reasons: the strength

India Aims At Global Role In Textiles

Rolling Out The Red Carpet

New Book Highlights Cotton Fibers Impact On U S Economy

Safe And Sound

National Acquires Glen Raven39 S Open-End-Package Dyeing Business
National Spinning Co., Inc., a leading US-based supplier of yarns, and Glen Raven Yarn Co., LLC confirmed today the acquisition, effective November 12, 2001, by National Spinning of Glen Ravens open-end spinning and package-dyeing business, including two plants located in Alamance County, North Carolina. The former Glen Raven plants, which will immediately be integrated into Nationals operations, will become known as the Alamance Spinning Plant and Alamance Dyeing Plant of National Spinning. Over 200 associates will be added to Nationals base of 1,600 owner-associates.The added capacity will enhance National Spinnings ability to service its customers. Commenting on the acquisition, Jim Chesnutt, president and CEO of National, stated, "Despite being in an environment that has not favored domestic textile producers, National is fortunate to be in a position to expand its core business. Chesnutt added

IFAI Flash Report

Better Chemistry

Textile World Magazine Acquired
Textile World, one of the oldest, globally recognized business magazines founded in 1868 by McGraw-Hill has been acquired by Atlanta based Billian Publishing, Inc.Billian Publishing, Inc., is no stranger to the textile trade publishing arena. With other titles such as Textile Industries, Textiles Panamericanos, the Textile Industries Red Book, and Diccionario Textil, Textile World is a natural addition to Billians Textile Group. Also included in Billians Textile Group are Textile Industries.com and the Textile Industries e-newsletter, bringing subscribers the latest textile industry developments and news.During his tenure at McGraw-Hill, Doug Billian, founder and CEO of Billian Publishing, Inc., relocated Textile Worlds publishing operation to Atlanta in 1971.In 1978 Billian founded his own publishing company with the purchase of Golf World maga

CEMATEX Reconfirms ITMA 2003 Will Be In Birmingham

Steamy Conditions

Just Pick Any Color You Like

WestPoint Stevens Reports Record Sales

Turkish Firm Buys 310 Batch Winders

Research Seeks Stretch Pile Fabrics In Wool

Jimtex Announces Location Of New Spinning Plant

ATMI Opposes Proposal To Cut Duties On Pakistani Imports
Says Proposal Will Cause More Textile Job Losses and Mill Closures Offers Alternatives that will not Cause Harm - WASHINGTON, D.C.The proposal announced yesterday by the Bush Administration to eliminate duties on imports of textiles and apparel from Pakistan is difficult to understand.  The duty eliminations will cause yet more job losses and plant closures in the U.S. textile industry, threatening its 470,000 workers and its suppliers that include U.S. cotton and wool growers and man-made fiber producers.   ATMI president Charles Hayes said The U.S. textile industry is already reeling from imports from Pakistan and other Asian countries at artificially low prices resulting from devalued currencies across Asia.  Eliminating duties will depress prices still further and dramatically increase imports.  Our estimates show the damage to the U.S. textile industry could reach billions of dollars.  This proposal will put many Americans out of work&

Business & Financial

Increased Security May Restore Consumer Confidence

Yarn Market

If It Ain't Broke, Break It

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Natural Function
Woolrich TechnoWool™ fabrics provide attributes comparable to those of the latest man-made performance fabrics.

Fiber World

Nylstar Opens North American Nylon Production Facility

KoSa Announces Shareholder Acquisition

Lysac Technologies Receives 8 Million Capital Investment

Will Productivity Save U S Textiles

DuPont Applies For New Fiber Generic Expands Cordura Line

New Fibers From Unifi Expand Performance Yarn Family

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Ciba Launches Synthetic Lubricant-Emulsifier

DuPont Teflon Unveils Let Life Happen Concept

GretagMacbeth GE Launch CCM Programs

Clariant Develops Polyamide Antimicrobial

Kusters Dyeing System Helps Reduce Carpet Industry Waste

ETAD North America Represents Dye Industry

Knitting / Apparel

Eastex To Represent Schoeller In Northeast

New York With A French Accent

Fasturn Initiates Operations Network For Apparel Trade

Hartmarx Acquires Consolidated Apparel

Exponent Receives Funding For Uniform Development

New Products

Programmable Van Air Drain Valves Manage Any Fluid

AFE Smart Labels Provide On-Line Client Tracking

Hardide Coating Reduces Friction Parts Replacement

Exair39 S Ion Air Jet Alleviates Static Electricity Problems

Binsfeld Designs Digital Stator For Rieter Machines


November 2001