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From Farm To Fabric: The Many Faces Of Cotton - The 74th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
12/06/2015 - 12/11/2015

Capstone Course On Nonwoven Product Development
12/07/2015 - 12/11/2015

2nd Morocco International Home Textiles & Homewares Fair
03/16/2016 - 03/19/2016

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On the Cover:
The Snapshot Collection from Philadelphia Queen Commercial by Shaw provides a sustainable flooring option for high-performance environments. Photo courtesy of Shaw Floors


INDEX 14: Nonwovens Opportunities Abound

Carpet Recovery
The improving economic climate is driving some major investments and innovations in the U.S. carpet and rug industry.

Textiles 2014: No Miracles, But Better Days Ahead
The health and profitability of the U.S. textile and apparel industries should continue to improve over the coming year.

Textile News

Burlington Turns 90

GCS To Build Plant In Louisiana

Crisco Announces Run For Congress

Keer Group To Build Facility In Indian Land, S.C., Create 501 Jobs

Highland Industries To Expand Cheraw, S.C., Plant

Crypton Acquires Nano-Tex, Expands Into Apparel

From The Editor

Foxconn Manufacturing In The U.S.?

Business & Financial

Industry Projections

Yarn Market

Spinners Optimistic In Light Of Retail Sales Growth

Executive Forum

Cooley Group: Diversified Company Reaches Out For Global Opportunities
Cooley Group President and CEO Daniel R. Dwight discusses his company's involvement in various technical textiles markets.

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Lofty Performance
Hobbs Bonded Fibers' RAMTECT™ wool insulation is a lightweight, natural-fiber alternative to polyester fiberfill and down insulation for outdoor apparel.

Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Tennessee Apparel, Gore Produce CB Clothing System

Spuntech To Expand Roxboro, N.C., Facility, Add 60 Jobs

A New Route For Nanofibers
Xanofi's staple nanofibers have applications in numerous markets not served by electrospun or meltblown filament nanofibers.

Flushability: Tomorrow's Trend For Disposables
Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith Paper have developed a flushable solution for disposable nonwoven products.

Fiber World

Oerlikon Barmag Debuts WINGS POY 1800

Nilit Unveils NILIT® Heat Yarn

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Zimmer, SeattleChem, Unveil CombiPRINT-PP7

Nike Implements DyeCoo Technology In Taiwan Plant

Knitting / Apparel

Haggar Acquires Tribal Sportswear

Gore Introduces Light And Fast GORE-TEX® Fabric

Interfilière Comes To New York
Intimate apparel and swimwear fabric show makes first-time appearance in the United States

More Denim ... More Knits
Stoll shows denim knitting on a new machine.

Global Expansion For World's Largest Vertical Producer Of Shirtings
Luthai Textile Co. Ltd. To Open New York Office

Supplier Notes

APDN Completes Trial Of SigNature® T To Protect Cotton

Uster Acquires Jossi

New Products

Thwing-Albert Debuts EJA Vantage Series Tensile Tester

Karl Mayer Upgrades Spacer Knit Machines


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