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Events

7 International Specialized Exhibition of Fashion, Textile and Equipment (7 Textile EXPO)
07/22/2014 - 07/25/2014

Colombiamoda 2014 + Textiles2
07/22/2014 - 07/24/2014

Texworld USA/International Apparel Sourcing Show/Home Textiles Sourcing Expo
07/22/2014 - 07/24/2014

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On the Cover:
Invista's LYCRA® spandex fiber, used in a very wide range of apparel, now is available in a version that is 70-percent derived from corn dextrose. Photograph courtesy of Invista S.a.r.l.



Features

Sourcing From The Americas
Americas Apparel Producers' Network Managing Director Mike Todaro comments on sourcing from the United States and the Americas.

Colombia: A Promising Market
Colombian textile manufacturers are hiring workers and installing new equipment, and Colombia/U.S. trade is improving as well.

Texworld USA: A Sourcing Spectacle
Biannual expo links textile suppliers and buyers, providing a single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.

Going Green: The Quality Factor
Consumer behaviors and product quality can be as important as efficient manufacturing technologies and resource-saving infrastructures to ensuring sustainability.



Textile News

TenCate Protective Fabrics To Receive Textile World 2014 Innovation Award

Suminoe To Expand Gaffney, S.C., Facility

Dixie Group Acquires Atlas Carpet Mills

Aquafil USA Expands, Creates 100 Jobs

FOTL's Jamestown, Ky., Operations To Move To Honduras

Green Applications Expands To Virginia



From The Editor

U.S. Textiles: More Positive Signs?



Business & Financial

More Positive Numbers



Yarn Market

U.S. Yarn Industry Improves Competitive Position



Executive Forum

Looking Forward
NCTO Chairman James C. "Jay" Self III discusses challenges and opportunities that the U.S. textile industry will face in the coming year.



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Bio-Stretch
Invista's bio-derived LYCRA®, 70-percent derived from corn dextrose, offers a sustainable stretch option for providing comfort, fit and freedom of movement in apparel.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Albaad Selects Trützschler, Voith Paper Machinery

Tex Tech Acquires Chapman Innovations

Suominen Increases Hydraspun® Capacity

Albany International, Safran Inaugurate Plant For 3-D Woven RTM Composite Aircraft Engine Parts

Biomedical Textiles: A Fast-growing Market
Biomedical Structures Co-founder John Gray discusses the biomedical textiles market and how his company helps its customers to develop solutions for specific applications.



Fiber World

Indorama Acquires SASA

Martex Fiber Completes Spartanburg Plant Expansion

Rennovia, JM Davy Team To Promote Biobased Technology

Chinese Polyester Filament Capacity Exceeds World Use



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Huntsman Introduces Eriofast® Navy M

TSG Finishing Launches QuickFinish Program

Pulcra Chemicals Expands

Bolger & O'Hearn Debuts Eco-friendly Altoma Binder

Patagonia Invests In CO2Nexus TERSUS®

Tonello Introduces Fully Automatic Kit Batik 2.0



Knitting / Apparel

Karl Mayer Introduces MT 51/1/32 Multibar Textronic® Lace Machine

Yaluronica® Cosmeto-Textiles Feature Meryl® Hyaluronan

Hohenstein To Test Textiles In Outer Space

Monterey Mills Expands Glenoit Plant, Adds Jobs

Global Apparel Textile Trade Shows In New York
Established and growing ... or small and focused



Supplier Notes

NewChef Purchases Tukatech Cutter

Rock Hill Distribution Represents ARISTO In The United States



New Products

Interspare Develops Smartphone App For Ordering Spare Parts

Schlafhorst Unveils 2Impact FX Compact Spinning Unit



People

May/June 2014



Bulletin Board

May/June 2014