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-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?
The continued development of woven fabric technology paves the way for electrotextile growth.
James Chesnutt Speaks Out On Fair Trade
QC Goes On-Line
Global manufacturing practices create a need for more advanced testing equipment and systems for effective quality control.
12th EXINTEX offers visitors a look at the textile production chain.
Material World's new semiannual format includes new IT event.
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
Business & Financial
Outlook Not Altogether Bleak
Santa Didn't Deliver
Quality Fabric Of The Month
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.
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
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
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
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
Washington Outlook Archive
Industry Lobbyists Seek Unity On Trade