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07/22/2014 - 07/25/2014

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On the Cover:
This cap sleeve turtleneck is made by three dots in partnership with Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. Photograph courtesy of Geoff Moore, geoffmoorestudio.com.



Features

Textile Jewels Made Of Alpine Silk
Camenzind + Co. AG produces high-quality silk and silk-blend yarns using a mix of new, older and specially designed machinery.

The Value Of Human Capital
MVT® combines brainstorming and data tools to find quick, cost-effective solutions to improve plant efficiencies and profitability.

Medellín Works
Colombiatex de las Américas drew a number of U.S. textile manufacturers and suppliers seeking opportunities in the Colombian market.

Fabric Sourcing Mecca
Fabric sourcing show Texworld USA returns to the Javits Center for the second time this year.



Textile News

Savio Acquires Mesdan

ATTIRE Act Reintroduced

Lenzing To Sell Plastics Business

Engineered Floors To Expand In Georgia, Add 2,000 Jobs



From The Editor

Origin Might Just Matter



Business & Financial

Encouraging Signs



Yarn Market

Cotton Prices, Demand Remain Stable



Executive Forum

The TPP - High Stakes For U.S. Textiles
NCTO Chairman Bill Jasper issues a call to arms, urging U.S. textile leaders to be fully engaged in Washington to ensure industry interests are protected.

OVC Prepares For Changing Military Needs
OVC Chairman and President J.C. Egnew discusses his company's position as a military shelter supplier and the potential impact of planned military spending cuts.



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Protection + Performance
Swiftwick's Made-in-USA Cut-Resistant Hockey Sock is designed to protect the Achilles tendon while delivering desired comfort and other performance properties.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

The Filter Factor
Synthetic nonwoven media provides for a balanced approach to air filtration, and mechano-electret filtration technology is key to optimum efficiency throughout filter life.

Chomarat Debuts TPreg Reinforcement

Invista Acquires Ashburn Hill, TECGEN® FR Brands

Noble Biomaterials Acquires Carolina Silver

Starlinger Unveils FIBC Loom RX 8.0

Southern Weaving Receives 2013 Silver Crescent Award



Fiber World

Oerlikon Neumag Delivers S+ BCF System To Chinese Firm

Cone Denim Launches Cone 3D, Teams With Crailar



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Huntsman Unveils Phobotex® Fluorine-Free Finishes

IKEA GreenTech Invests In DyeCoo Technology

BASF Revamps Leather And Textile Chemicals Business

Stork Prints Debuts NovaScreen®



Knitting / Apparel

Looking Ahead To Spring/Summer '14
Textile World looks at new fabrics, new knitting machinery and T-shirts made using eco-friendly dyeing and printing processes.

Lectra Debuts Modaris® V7R2

Built In Seattle™ Promotes Seattle Garment District



Supplier Notes

M&S Approves SDL Atlas Pnuburst

Morrison Reports Sales In Turkey, Asia

Navis TubeTex Sells Pak Nit Compactor To Turkish Knitter

Zimmer America Offers ARTEC Systems



New Products

SDL Atlas Offers PowerTear™ Tester

Atlas Copco Unveils 7-37 GA VSD+ Compressor



People

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Bulletin Board

May/June 2013