Monday, January 5, 2009
Dell in Textile Industries
US textile industry continues to gain traction around the world. Recently, the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) and The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) invited Textile World and a contingent of educators and researchers from North Carolina State University’s (NCSU’s) College of Textiles, Raleigh, N.C., to participate in an information exchange in Italy. ACIMIT President Paolo Banfi, who also is CEO of Comez S.p.A., in the company of a group of Italian machinery producers, welcomed the US delegation. Alessandro Mussa, assistant trade commissioner from ICE’s Atlanta office, then explained the mission of the exchange was to present the trends in the US industry and highlight some of the many research projects underway at NCSU. Additionally, a tour of Italian textile machinery manufacturers was arranged to observe the latest developments supporting technical textiles and nonwovens production.