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Industrial Fabric Trends 2016 | Techtextil North America: Innovative US Textile Market. By Kathlyn Swantko

ConnectionFrom advancements in innovative fibers/yarns to carbon composites, basalt fabrics, and sustainable laser finishing technologies for fashion jeans. The combined Techtextile North America, Texprocess Americas, and JEC show included these and other new developments targeted toward a broad range of end-use markets. Based on the reactions from attendees and exhibitors in Atlanta on May 3rd through 5th, the 13th edition of this show provided a strong vision of U.S. textile industry.

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