On the Cover:
's annual economic forecast predicts 2004 will mark a turning point for a leaner, meaner
US textile industry.
ITMA 2003 Spinning Technology
Innovative developments in the spinning sector targeted ease of operation and maintenance, improved product quality.
The new year brings more positives, but pitfalls persist.
Minimizing The Impact
Plume modeling enables immediate contingency planning to minimize the impact of an accidental chemical release.
After a slight sales decrease in 2003, Italian machinery producers look toward 2004.
CAFTA: Cutting-Edge Or Job-Cutting
The announcement of the Central American Free Trade Agreement has attracted both supporters and critics from the textile industry.
ITEMA Opens Shanghai Operation
New facility will become center of Promatech and Sultex sales and after-sales activities in the region.
Milan Hosts Knit Technology
IKME 2003 presented an array of machinery, ancillary equipment and concepts to knitters from around the world.
Nano-Tex Wins Best Of Small Tech Award
Post-ITMA Promatech Optimistic About Future
WestPoint Stevens Cuts Jobs Production At Lanier Plant
Picanol Sells Looms In Vietnam, Verbrugge Relocates
Sultex Becomes Sole Sulzer Machinery Manufacturer
Galey & Lord Files Reorganization Plan, Sells Klopman Group
Springs Consolidates Lyman Finishing At Grace Complex
Tsudakoma Establishes Shanghai Subsidiary
GTP Adds New Partners
Ludlow Textiles - 135 Years And Counting
Shaw Announces New Green Initiative, Buys Dixie Yarn Plant
Borgosesia Acquires Majority Stake In SMIT
In Memoriam Jakob Muller
From The Editor
2004: A Test For US Textiles
Business & Financial
Fewer And Smaller Declines Ahead
It's Too Early To Celebrate!
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Fooling The Experts
DuraCord® rope hammocks from The HammockSource® are made with durable, colorfast, cottony-soft yarn developed by American Fibers and Yarns Co.
RadiciSpandex Ups Capacity At Tuscaloosa Plant
Martin Color-Fi Under New Ownership
Lenzing Sells Lenzing Fibers Corp Shares
Plastomer Technologies Introduces PTFE Fiber
Shakespeare Acquires Ems-Griltech Product Line
Mahr Metering Systems Moves Expands Offerings
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
WashRite 135 Aids In Test Washing
ColorBooster Printer Features New Technologies
Synalloy Unveils FR Coatings
Peach State Labs Launches Sartech™ Protective Coating
Ciba To Invest In Textile Dyes, Streamline Portfolio
INVISTA™ Introduces Next-Generation DuPont™ Teflon®
Knitting / Apparel
Delta Galil Completes Purchase Of Auburn Hosiery
Lonati Institute Promotes Fashion, Hosts Seminar
WHOLEGARMENT® Technology Introduced To NCSU Students
Color forecasting and matching services help textile and apparel companies coordinate throughout the supply chain.
Liz Claiborne Purchases ENYCE
QA Solution Manages Product Quality Data
Jones Apparel Completes Kasper Acquisition
SDL Atlas Named SDC Enterprises Master Distributor
XeBusiness Supplies Xe-RTS Technology To FOTL, Burberry
SSM Stähle-Eltex Moves To New Home
Lectra Celebrates 30 Years
Fehrer Sells First DREF 2000 To India
Avondale Mills Uses American Software ERP Solution
GTI Introduces Carpet Color Matching System
SOLARmaster Offers Flexible Configuration For UV Testing
Alliance Adds Coats Firefly Thread, Large Quilting Cones
Icofix Heat-Sets Tubular Fabrics
Phoenix Automation Unveils VECS 3000 Rug Sewing System
ADMET Presents Tenacity Meter For Textile Testing
Washington Outlook Archive
Major Trade Issues On 2004 Agenda