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Dupont Plans Fiber Unit Pro

NEW YORK -- Chemical giant DuPont -- the company that invented nylon, polyester and acrylic and dominated the fiber business for half a century -- said Monday that it's getting ready to spin off all its fiber operations, which still represent...

David Spooner Appointed Special Textile Negotiator

WASHINGTON -- The Bush Administration has named David Spooner as special textile negotiator, finally filling a post left vacant by an appointee who left after two weeks on the job.

Spooner, the former administrative assistant and...

Pondering Luxury At Pitti

FLORENCE, Italy -- Exhibitors at last month's Pitti Filati were focused on two main concerns: when the global economy would start improving and how the luxury market is changing.

While few had concrete ideas about the former, there was...

FTC Gives Nod To Dow's PLA

WASHINGTON -- Cargill Dow's polyester fiber made from corn got the federal government's imprimatur Friday, while DuPont began the process to gain similar recognition for its new-generation polyester.

In ruling on the Cargill Dow fiber's status,...

Guilford Names Apparel Head

NEW YORK -- Guilford Mills Inc. last month named Lee Lunsford to the new post of president of its global apparel business.

Part of the reason for creating the position is that the Greensboro, N.C.-based company is trying to send the...

Calif. Textile Firms Want Exit From Enron Deals

LOS ANGELES -- In an ironic twist, protectionary bankruptcy clauses Enron embedded in long-term gas contracts are now being used against the energy giant.

These clauses might help two of the California textile industry's larger players...

U.S. Mills Threatened As Quotas Are Lifted

WASHINGTON -- As the world of international trade counts down to 2005 and the elimination of major trade barriers, the fate of the domestic textile industry hangs in the balance.

In less than three years, quotas will be lifted on all...

Turks, Asians Get Into N.Y. Fabric Show Mix

NEW YORK -- A pair of international textile trade shows, featuring Turkish and Asian mills, bowed in Manhattan last week, seeking to take advantage of the buyer traffic stirred up by European Preview.


Textile Group Puts Pressure On Congress

NEW YORK -- In an effort to make sure Washington makes good on what it contends were promises to help the textile industry, the Northern Textile Alliance on Friday sent a letter to 159 congressmen stating its position on trade...

Bush Forms Task Force To Aid Textile States

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is creating an interagency task force to help the flagging domestic textile industry, a move that fulfills political promises made late last year to Capitol Hill lawmakers from textile-producing...

WTO Textile Issues Create A Marriage Of Convenience

NEW YORK -- In an effort to improve the chances of industrialized nations selling fabrics globally, textile-maker organizations from the U.S., European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey have agreed to take a unified lobbying stance with their...

Milliken Set For Return To ATMI?

NEW YORK -- The Washington lobbyist for textile titan Roger Milliken said the magnate would consider returning to the American Textile Manufacturers Institute following the organization's restructuring of its staff.

As reported, the...

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