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ICF Mercantile (Fiber and Yarn Distributer) Based in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, ICF Mercantile has over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the textile industry. ICF offers solutions to a broad range of industrial, textile and apparel challenges with knowledge in the latest advances in technical and specialty based fiber and yarn applications. Keeping up with advances in technology can seem daunting. That's where ICF can be a huge resource for anyone who uses technical fibers and yarns in their products. The companys specialty fibers are targeted towards the aerospace, industrial, construction, specialty apparel and fire services markets. ICF distributes products for the RadiciGroup, ENKA Rayon, Glanzstoff Industrial Rayon, PyreTex, and FIL.VA. Arselon Flame Retardant Yarn

E. Miroglio® Rayon

ENKA® Filament Rayon

FIL.VA® Monofilament Yarns

Glanzstoff® High Tenacity Filament Rayon

Glanzstoff® Industrial Filament Rayon

Glanzstoff® Micro Filament Rayon

INGEO"/PLA (polylactic Acid)


Microvacuum Polyester

Nanofeel® Antimicrobial


Radici® Fully Drawn Polyester Yarns

Radici® Polyester SY

Raditeck AC


Supermicrell Polyester Yarn


Viscont FR®


  IDTechEx Company (Market Research on Emerging Technologies) Since 1999, IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. It's clients use IDTechEX insights to assist in making strategic business decisions and growing their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with subsidiaries in Japan, Germany and the USA.
  INDA (Association) INDA is the association for the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serving hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments.
  Indera Mills Indera Mills is one of the three largest suppliers of thermal underwear products in the U.S. They are unique in that the Company only produces and distributes thermal underwear and winterweight thermal products. What distinguishes Indera most from its competition is its ability to "turn on a dime", shipping most customers orders within 24 to 48 hours from time of order receipt. Most of the manufacturing process and control is carried out in the Company facilities in Yadkinville, North Carolina, where design, knitting, cutting, distribution, and administrative duties are handled. In 1997 Indera Mills began outsourcing the sewing function to a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Today nearly 90% of the sewing and packaging is done from this plant. The Indera Mills business strategy is to maintain its position as a low-cost, high-quality suppli COLDPRUF®

  Indigenous Designs A manufacturer of sustainable apparel, Indigenous Designs' garments are made by the hands and hearts of artisans in many types of communities throughout the globe. By working directly with these artisans and their knitting cooperatives, a strong partnership has evolved to support their visions in managing sustainable commerce. Indigenous Designs assists the artisans with quality control measures, sound production and planning management, as well as research and design for the local and world markets.
  Indorama Ventures Indorama Ventures is a world-class chemicals company with a global integrated leader in PET and fibers serving major customers in diversified end-use markets. Following our core strategies, we develop innovative products for customer needs and to make great products for society. As a market leader in the polyester value chain segment of intermediate petrochemicals in terms of scale, integration, and differentiation, Indorama Ventures owns such subsidiaries as the former Fiber Visions, Inc. and Wellman, Inc. CoolVisions®



  Industrial Fabrics Assoc. Int. (IFAI) (Association) The Industrial Fabrics Association (IFAI) is the only trade association in the world representing the entire technical textiles industry--a world market estimated to grow about five to six percent per year over the next decade. Technical textiles represent a world market estimated at $123 billion in 2010. IFAI supports nearly 1,900 member companies in 11 defined market niches and three country sectors; organizes the largest industry trade show in the Americas, IFAI Expo Americas; and publishes seven trade magazines and buyers guides in print and online. IFAI will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012.
  Industries of the Blind (Manufacturer) For years, IOB, Greensboro, NC, has been providing custom manufacturing and packaging solutions for companies large and small throughout the US. As more and more U.S. companies assess the costs and complications of outsourcing manufacturing, we are proud to offer high-quality products made in the USA for a competitive price. Skilcraft

  Inman Mills Based in Inman, SC, Inman Mills is the proven leader in problem solving and advanced technology. The company's weaving capabilities accommodate for widths up to 108 inches, up to five different fibers in a single yarn, and a dobby capability of up to 24 harnesses. Inman Mills is equipped with both air jet and rapier looms. The company's spinning options include open end, air jet, ring and core spinning technology. Research and development have enabled Inman to remain versatile and flexible in meeting market demands and creating new and innovative products. Its major markets include industrial, military/government, protective apparel, workwear, napery, sportswear, home furnishings, career apparel, automotive, abrasives, buffing, and filtration.
  Innovative Insulation Inc. Innovative Insulation Inc. has been providing its customers with cutting edge insulation products for over 18 years. Super Rtm Radiant Barriers and other 99% pure aluminum products provide the very best in reflective technology. The company's newest offering is a versatile new product called Temptrol™. This innovative new material is soft, flexible, washable and perfect for a multitude of products from clothing to awnings. Temptrol™

  InSport International Inc.  (Apparel Manufacturer) InSport is a manufacturer that specializes in athletic apparel. The company employs experienced athletes, inventors and designers who come together to create unique products that truly perform. The team scrutinizes every product down to the smallest detail to ensure that it will perform for the consumer. And it offers a breadth of product to address the individual needs of the customers, so they can be comfortable in whatever they're doing. DryLiner®





  International Oeko-Tex Association (Certification) The International Oeko-Tex® Association, a grouping of 14 well-known textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan, with representative agencies and contact offices in over 40 countries worldwide, is responsible for the independent tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
  International Textile Market Association Founded in 1990, the ITMA is a non-profit trade association, consisting of mills, converters, tanneries and trimming manufacturers that supply decorative coverings for the home furnishings industry, whose main objective is to stimulate growth and development within the home furnishings industry. The ITMA is the producer of Showtime, the largest textile market in the United States.
  International Trade Center  (Association) ITC has worked with firms, national governments and industry associations to promote silk and silk products in silk producing developing countries, particularly in Asia. ITC has closely monitored world production and trade in silk goods, working with key industry players such as the International Silk association, the International Sericulture Commission (both in Lyon, France), and relevant organizations in developing countries, including the China National Silk Import and Export Corporation, the Central Silk Board of India, the Indian Silk Export Council, the Thai Silk Association and others.
  Intertek (Testing & Certification Company) For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Based in Pittsfield, MA, Intertek goes beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products. The company helps customers improve performance, ensuring the quality of design and execution of textile, apparel, and footwear products. Intertek helps its clients to minimize the adverse health and environmental impact of their products and processes for the benefit of society as a whole.
  Intrinsic Advanced Materials, LLC (Sustainable Textile Solutions Provider) Based in Hayward, CA, Intrinsic Advanced Materials, LLC, develops and commercializes sustainable and closed loop solutions for textiles. CiCLO (pronounced seklo, translates to cycle) is Intrinsic Advanced Materials' patent pending textile technology that reduces synthetic microfiber pollution caused by washing, and minimizes plastic accumulation in landfills due to discarding. The Intrinsic Advanced Materials' team is made up of scientists, engineers and textile industry veterans who are outdoor enthusiasts and feel passionately about protecting our planet. The company seeks to develop solutions that are easy for the industry to implement. CiCLO is Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certified for use in environmentally responsible textile production. CiCLO®

  Invista  (Fiber Producer) Invista is a global integrated producer and marketer of premium fibers, resins and intermediaries. The company's best known global fabric brands include Lycra®, StainMaster®, Antron®, Polarguard®, Coolmax®, Thermolite®, Avora®FR, Cordura®, Supplex®, Tactel®, and ESP®. Antron®

Avora® FR




Coolmax™ EcoTech™


CORDURA® Ballistic Fabric

CORDURA® Classic Fabrics

CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Fabric

CORDURA® Denim Fabric


CORDURA® Lite Fabrics

CORDURA® Lite Plus Fabrics

CORDURA® Naturalle™ Fabric


CORDURA® Re/Cor™ Fabric

CORDURA® TrueLock™ Fabric

CORDURA® UltraLite Fabrics




Hollofil 808®








Polarguard® 3D

Polarguard® HV







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