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Cary, N.C.-based 3TEX Inc. uses 3-D weaving techniques and a vacuum resin process to manufacture composites used for high-performance applications, including extreme sports equipment.
CEMATEX Reconfirms ITMA 2003 Will Be In Birmingham
The France-based European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) issued a statement reconfirming that the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA) 2003 will be held in the National Exhibition Center (NEC), Birmingham, United Kingdom. The structure of ITMA 2003 organization has been adjusted with the creation of a supervisory committee. Evelyne Cholet, general secretary, CEMATEX, will lead the committee with assistance from: Thomas Waldmann, general secretary, German Engineering Federation (VDMA); Lukas Sigrist, general secretary, Swissmem (textile division); and a technical advisor yet to be named. The supervisory committee will ensure that the CEMATEX rules are observed by the NEC.CEMATEX also announced the addition of the Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS) as a member of its association.
Cone Announces Credit Facilities Extensions
GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cone Mills Corp.(NYSE: COE) today announced it has amended agreements with its lendersextending the existing credit facility and senior note obligation throughDecember 7, 2001. While the company and its lenders have a term sheet for anextension of the current agreements to December 31, 2002, the events ofSeptember 11 and its aftermath have delayed the process of final documentationnecessitating the current extension. Chief financial officer, Gary L. Smith, commented, "The company expects tomove forward quickly to finalize agreements extending the credit facility andsenior note obligation through year-end 2002." Founded in 1891, Cone Mills Corporation, headquartered in Greensboro, NC,is the world's largest producer of denim fabrics and the largest commissionprinter of home furnishings fabrics in North America. Manufacturingfacilities are located in North Carolina and So
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2001 TYAA Summer ConferenceThe Textured Yarn Association of America (TYAA)
IFAI Intends To Go Forward With IFAI Expo 2001 As Planned
IFAI Expo 2001 seminars take on new importance in light of recent eventsThe tragic events of September11 shocked everyone within the technical fabrics industry as well as the world.Naturally, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) hasreceived a number of inquiries concerning whether or not theorganization plans to hold IFAI Expo 2001, October 18-20, 2001, inNashville, Tenn.IFAI has confirmed that it intends to go forward with IFAI Expo 2001."President Bush said that the best thing we can do is get back tobusiness and that's what we intend to do,"IFAI president Stephen Warner said.Warner said that IFAI has been encouraged by several exhibitors andvisitors to continue with the show. "Only 3 of our 464 exhibitorshave decided not to participate, and two other companies have reserved space since September 11," he said.Two seminar topics that had already been scheduled for Thursday,October 18
FiberBuys Com Adds Supplier Contact Feature
Online Fiber Resource Enhances Buyer/Seller CommunicationCOLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (Oct. 4, 2001) Online fiber resource center, FiberBuys.com, announced today that it now offers a supplier contact feature for all products facilitating quicker, easier communication between buyers and sellers via e-mail. Motivated by customer demand, the feature allows buyers that have a question about a specific product to contact suppliers directly, eliminating time spent making subsequent phone calls and faxes. As one of the leading clearinghouses for surplus fiber, FiberBuys.com has recently partnered with Martin Color-Fi Inc. and Wellman Inc., presenting the need to streamline communication between buyers and sellers. To utilize the supplier contact feature, customers simply logon to the FiberBuys.com Web site, click on the envelope-shaped icon adjacent to the specific product and type their question or concern in the text space provided.
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Milliken & Company combines stain resistance, moisture management in Correro®.