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February 2003

On the Cover:
Brad Van Liew aboard the “Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America.” Currently competing in the Around Alone 2002-03 race, the yacht is equipped with sails made with Honeywell Specialty Materials’ Spectra® high-performance fiber.



Features

High-Tech Glass Fiber Fabric For The World Of Electronics
Using hydroenhancement technology, Fleissner's AquaTex® system can provide uniform density and improve the surface of glass fiber fabrics used for printed circuit boards.

Vision Or Reality
Is process control in weaving possible, or just a dream?

Electrifying Opportunities
The continued development of woven fabric technology paves the way for electrotextile growth.

James Chesnutt Speaks Out On Fair Trade
Executive Forum

QC Goes On-Line
Global manufacturing practices create a need for more advanced testing equipment and systems for effective quality control.

EXINTEX 2003
12th EXINTEX offers visitors a look at the textile production chain.

Material World
Material World's new semiannual format includes new IT event.



Textile News

Trützschler Cuts Ribbon At New Shanghai Subsidiary

Rieter Launches Rotona®, Updates BT 903 And BT 905

Joseph Weinkam Takes INDA Helm

Saurer Expands Suzhou Plant, Focuses Operations

BASF, Honeywell Trade Businesses

DTI Gains Approval For T-400 Announces, Taiwan Joint Venture

WestPoint Stevens Offers Thermosoft Technology, Improves Credit Status

Fehrer To Debut DREF 3000 Yarn Puncher AT ITMA 2003

UPS To Provide Logistical Solutions To Burlington

NCC Calls For Disaster Assistance

Tietex Interiors Debuts At Showtime

Donn Tice Joins Nano-Tex As CEO



From The Editor

Global Frustration



Business & Financial

Outlook Not Altogether Bleak



Yarn Market

Santa Didn't Deliver



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Easy-Care Luxe
Casalana from Glenoit Fabrics blends wool with other fibers in a fully washable sliver-knit low pile fabric that looks and feels like wool flannel.



Fiber World

Great Lakes Chemical Boosts NDB Production Capacity

Tencel Expands Production At Alabama Facility

AF&Y Introduces Marquesa Plus Yarn

Zoltek's Pyron Fiber Selected For FR Applications

Gore Develops Rastex Type 4300 Fiber For Weaving Applications

Engineered Performance
Basic commodity-type man-made fibers can be modified to produce specialty fibers.



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

EWarna Launches XDyes

DyStar Offers New Reactive Dye

SETeMa Introduces Portafix Universal

Printer 2500UV Extends 3M's Total Graphics Solution

AlphaSan® Receives Oeko-Tex Certification

Clariant Sells Hydrosulfite Business, Opens Plant In China



Knitting / Apparel

Melco Upgrades EDS IV Digitizing Software

Tarrant Apparel Completes Mexican Mill Acquisition

Russell Adds Stretch-Power™, Names Sales Reps

Outlast, Fountain Set Enter Agreement

Burton, Apple Introduce Wearable Electronic Jacket

Kenneth Cole Signs Agreement With Haggar



Supplier Notes

Arrow Engineering Represents IBCI For Carpet Industry

AMEC-AMTEX Plans Expanded Chinese Presence

Avery Dennison, CYBRA Partner For ISeries™ Solution

ExxonMobil Doubles Grease Production At Beaumont Plant

Dunlap Sunbrand To Represent AMF Reece In Americas

IWork Provides BPCS Programming To Cone Mills

TSI Expands With BIRAL Acquisition



New Products

Rotaflon™ Seals Developed For Extreme Conditions

Tensitron's TX-125 Measures Tension Of Fine Materials

TAKK Curtain-Air Ionizer Targets Static Problems

AMETEK Updates Nexygen™ MT Software

AppliedSTORE® Plus Aids Inventory Management

Contech Presents Small Format Web-Fed Die Cutter



People

February 2003



Bulletin Board

January 2003



Washington Outlook Archive

Industry Lobbyists Seek Unity On Trade