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New textile dye and auxiliary formulations provide improved dyeing and finishing results in addition to reducing energy, water and processing time requirements. Photograph courtesy of Huntsman Textile Effects.



Features

Renewed Energy At Atlanta Textile Exhibitions
Optimism reigned at the 2012 editions of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, as exhibitors reported strong traffic and genuine interest in their products.

Texworld USA: One-Stop Sourcing Shop
Biannual expo offers textile suppliers and buyers a single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.

Dyes And Chemicals At ITMA 2011
Reduced energy and water usage, time savings, and use of renewable raw materials were recurrent themes for ITMA textile dyes and chemicals offerings.

U.S. Textiles: Improving Scenario
In 2011, the U.S. textile industry began to reverse the decline seen in previous years, and NCTO's support role included a focus on international trade.



Textile News

Lear To Acquire Guilford Performance Textiles

National Spinning Acquires Carolina Nonwovens

The Fiber Year 2012 Textiles/Nonwovens Survey Now Available

U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Goes Into Force

Highland Industries Marks 50 Years At Cheraw, S.C., Facility



From The Editor

MFG Expansion 33 Months & Expanding



Business & Financial

Long-term Outlook



Yarn Market

Orders Finally Begin To Materialize



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Comfortable FR Underneath It All
PBI BaseGuard™'s blend of PBI, Lenzing FR® and Tencel® fibers is featured in FusaFR® lightweight, comfortable baselayer and station garments that provide high-heat and flash-fire protection.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Introduction To Nonwovens Technology
The Prologue to the first book in the Engineering with Fibers series provides some history leading up to modern nonwovens technology.

Dell'Orco & Villani Offers Twin Carding Opener

Kraig Labs To Open Research Lab, Expand Operations

TenCate Acquires Baycomp

PHPI To Open Plant In Scottsboro, Ala., Add 25 Jobs



Fiber World

NAT, Lenzing Sign Joint Development Agreement

Sappi Minnesota Pulp Mill To Produce Chemical Cellulose



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

"Impossible" Doesn't Exist For Geissbühler
Switzerland-based finisher of technical textiles has invested heavily in R&D as well as in new production and peripheral equipment.

Sanitized Upgrades TH 22-27 Antimicrobial Treatment

Americhem Debuts NBALANCE™ Product Line



Knitting / Apparel

Learn And Locate
How and where to make knitted apparel ... Stoll will show you.

Under Armour Collection Features Coldblack® Finishes

Gildan Acquires Anvil Holdings



Supplier Notes

Stork To Distribute Klüber Lubrication's Products

Trützschler Nonwovens Acquires Bastian

Reyes Acquires Swisstex France



New Products

Jomar Softcorp Reports Interest In Mobile Apps

Amacoil Upgrades Large Uhing RG Traverse Drives

Zepol Unveils ComplianceIQ™ Trade Tool



People

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May/June 2012