On the Cover:
Cotton continues to be an essential textile fiber, with current global consumption estimated at 119.3 million bales. Photo courtesy of Cotton Incorporated
Charlotte Welcomes IFAI Expo '08
Return to Charlotte yields positive tone during difficult times.
Going Green: Beyond Marketing Hype
Marketers of environmentally responsible products must be able to substantiate their claims in a way that consumers can understand.
Ecology And Economy In Textile Finishing
Water and energy usage reductions by the textile dyeing and finishing sector can help reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.
Service From The Source
Rieter Corp.'s André Fréderic discusses Rieter's comprehensive after-sales services to its customers in the US market.
Cotton Numbers Revisited
Cotton data provide insight into continuing trends in a changing global textile marketplace.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
It's All In The Fibers
Advansa's hybrid Thermo°Cool™ ECO combined with Lenzing's Tencel® offers inherent thermoregulation, wicking, moisture absorption and soft hand in one eco-friendly fabric.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Trützschler: Serving The Nonwovens Industry
With the acquisition of Fleissner GmbH, Trützschler now offers complete nonwovens machinery lines.
Fehrer Products Live On
Fehrer, now doing business as Oerlikon Neumag Austria, continues to offer high-performance needling solutions under the Oerlikon Neumag brand.
Man-Made Fibers: New Attitude
Increased energy and raw material costs, heightened environmental awareness are challenging the man-made fiber industry to explore new opportunities.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Fall '09 ECOFocus
Paris shows focused on quality and the environment.