On the Cover:
An automotive technician measures a vehicle's interior acoustics, which are improved with the use of sound-absorbing nonwoven materials. Photograph courtesy of Rieter Automotive Systems
Turkey Hosts Third ITM
ITM, Turkey's textile machinery exhibition, will feature hosiery machinery for the first time in 2009.
ShanghaiTex Celebrates 25 Years
The 14th edition of ShanghaiTex will showcase the technology of approximately 1,500 exhibitors to an expected 120,000 visitors.
German Nonwovens And Technical Textiles Machinery
Part One of a series of country reports about nonwovens and technical textiles machinery suppliers
Latest Spinning Developments
Recent innovations in ring and rotor spinning improve yarn quality and production efficiencies.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Sustainable Thermal Management
PureTemp™ bio-based PCM technology from Entropy Solutions uses by-products of vegetable oil production in place of petroleum-based paraffin.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Nonwovens Enhance Car Performance
Enhanced sound absorption, reduced weight for improved fuel economy are among the benefits offered by automotive nonwovens.
Ballistic innovations include traditional high-performance fiber technology improvements as well as newly developed technologies.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Springtime In Paris
Apparel fabric buying returns to Europe.