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On the Cover:
Paradise Awning & Graphics LLC, Orlando, Fla., selected BTF-19™ awning fabric from John Boyle & Co. Inc. — manufactured expressly for the company by Italy-based Naizil® S.p.A. — for a Planet Hollywood installation, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.



Features

Savvy Marketers Learn To Think Like Entrepreneurs

Textile Lobby Sees Some Positive Signs
NCTO's annual meeting presented a changing trade picture.

Preparing For Techtextil
Techtextil, the world's largest trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, partners with Avantex once again.

Doing More With Less
While nanotechnology offers promise for improving products, the term can be misused, and risk assessment guidelines are still evolving.



Textile News

Milliken Launches Performance Solutions Business

Alandale Knitting Introduces StrataTek Knit Fabrics Using Patented Technique

Unifi To Close Dillon Plant

Ross States ITG Losses Consistent With Strategic Plan

Joan Fabrics Files Chapter 11 Petition

Oerlikon Saurer Textile Releases 2006 Fiber Survey

Fiber Society Issues Call For Papers

Ahlstrom To Grow Operations In India

Agreement Reached On New Trade Policies

NCSU Researchers Produce Artificial Muscle-Like Fibers

AF&Y, Plastex Commence Recycling Program

Ahlstrom Invests In New Needlepunch Line



From The Editor

China Textiles By The Numbers



Business & Financial

More China Questions



Yarn Market

Export Strategy Positions Spinners To Thrive



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Cutting The Creep
DSM Dyneema's SK78 fiber offers reduced creep, delivering winning performance in ocean racing, and now is offered in running riggings for cruising sailboats.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Private Investors Purchase Cerex Fabrics

TenCate Acquires Artificial Grass Fiber Company Mattex

TigerTurf To Open First Facility In The Americas

Hills Develops Nanofiber Meltblown Fabric Technology

NCSU Establishes Nonwovens Institute

Opportunities Abound For Technical Textiles
Technical textiles is a fast-growing segment of the textile industry and provides opportunities for textile companies.

Weaving Technical Textiles
Textile World explores the growth of the woven technical textiles sector from leading weaving machinery suppliers' perspectives.

Changing With The Marketplace
147-year-old fabric company John Boyle & Co. Inc. keeps growing with customers like Google.

Rohm And Haas, Reliance Explore Joint Venture



Fiber World

DuPont Sorona® Earns Awards For Sustainability

Lenzing Group Constructs Viscose Fiber Plant In India

Performance Advances
Polymer and fiber developments are adding high-tech properties to finished textile products.

Dow Reichhold Selects Name For New Technology

Wellstone, Grupo Karim's To Build Honduras Yarn Facility

SML Enhances Austrofil BCF

Hyosung Invests In Turkey, Expands Guangdong Capacity



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

DyStar Introduces Deep Black Dye

DuPont Artistri Launches Grand Format Model

ASM Tekstil Selects Xetma Vollenweider Finishing Line

EFI, Kornit Announce Printing Partnership

Meridian Chooses Dyehouse Control System For Valdese Plant



Knitting / Apparel

ESA Launches Sourcing Inventory Sales Network

O'Mara Unveils Environmentally Friendly Eco-Fil™ Yarn

WWA, Enovia MatrixOne Partner For PLM Solutions

Fashion Update
Fiber, fabric and yarn innovations, as well as student design contests and marketing efforts, keep the fashion industry vibrant.

Anvil Introduces Organic T-Shirts

Stoll Applies For New Knit And Wear® Patent



Supplier Notes

Lentex Orders Second NSC Spunlace Line

RefrigiWear Implements New Eton Systems

Litzler Delivers Oxidation Oven Systems To China

ASTM Standard Now Includes Pneumatic Bursting Instruments

Heberlein® Becomes Fibrevision Vendor



New Products

Picanol Launches OptiMax Rapier Loom

Saurer Updates EmStudio Software

Avery Dennison Unveils Heat Transfer Bonders



People

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Bulletin Board

May/June 2007



Washington Outlook Archive

Democrats Gear Up For Major Trade Policy Changes