On the Cover:
Trevira GmbH & Co. KG's Bioactive fiber - one of the company's highlights at the recent Première Vision Pluriel show - is found in homewear apparel.
Optimizing Apparel Manufacturing
Benetton enlists the aid of Datatex to consolidate servers to optimize information system.
Barriers To Entry
Flexible, breathable extruded monolithic films block penetration by viruses and other blood-borne pathogens, providing comfortable, cost-effective protection in medical apparel.
Concordia's Regenerative Solution
Rhode Island textile manufacturer's push into biomedical textiles spurs company growth and offer promises for the future.
Advancing Needlepunched Nonwovens
Needlepunched nonwoven fabric growth is fueled by advanced technology.
Karl Mayer: Short-Run Solution
The GIR-O-MATIC short-run warper enables quick setup of short warps and adds flexibility to weaving operations.
Microfilament Yarns Take Hold
Heberlein Fiber Technology contributes to the continued growth of polyester microfilament yarn production.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Tough As Turtleskin
Warwick Mills' TurtleSkin® MultiGuard puncture-resistant gloves offer enhanced comfort, dexterity and grip.
Asian Fiber Consumption Update
TW looks at fiber consumption in light of US-Chinese textile agreement.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
The Plasma Advantage
The search for a way to improve the surface properties of fiber has led to a new plasma treatment process.
Knitting / Apparel
New Directions For Apparel And Home Fabrics
INVISTA and Cotton Incorporated recently presented upcoming technology, fashion and home trends. By Virginia S. Borland, New York Correspondent
Fabric Perspectives From The City Of Lights
Premiere Vision offers yarns, colors, fabrics for Fall/Winter 2006-07 and beyond.