world of seventh ave. - polyester film price
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What are the prospects of knitted fabrics in the apparel sector?
According to the forecast of "oversupply, poor wear performance and general weakness in the polyester fiber market" knits is facing terrible things.
But some major suppliers of knitted fabrics are not too worried.
They say the weak sisters in trade will change and the price of yarn and fabric may drop further.
But the market is growing, although the pace of growth has slowed significantly over the first six months of 1969, 1970 and 1971.
Joseph Hamilton, president of Texas Industries
The company's sales increased by 62 from 1969 to 1970 and 70 from 1970 to 1971, saying he was fully aware that knits's price trend was weakening, but he was in no way discouraged.
In an interview last week, he said, "lower prices will expand the market base and I don't think the number of knitted goods will continue to grow.
"The improvement of advertising quality is an important auxiliary factor in the growth of the knitting product market. Hamilton said.
Much of the early discontent with men's wear stems from the use of rough double-knit machines in a hurry to meet demand.
More refined gauges are used to improve the yarn and process, greatly eliminating complaints about wear performance.
Tunick, president of Chelsea industries
Another fast-growing knit fabric operator, in a recent speech to safety analysts, said about the future of knitted fabrics: "Although the color of the current market is quite pessimistic, I believe, in the next decade, knitted fabrics will dominate the textile industry and will account for 75 of all garments by 1980.
"These projections may prove overly optimistic, but if the track performance of the two gentlemen is taken into accountHamilton or Mr.
Tunick, this will lead to the conclusion that regardless of the overall situation in the coming months or years, business is good for their company. Mr.
Hamilton is convinced that only the true sense of vertical operation of knitted fabrics can survive in what he calls the "polyester knitting world market", and the company will continue to complete the polyester fiber extrusion plant in New Bern. C.
About $24 a million.
Some people in the textile trade are confused about why such an adventure should be carried out.
The excess supply of polyester yarn, they say, is reflected in a recent price drop of 7 percentage points. Mr.
Hamilton agreed, but he said that if his new factory achieves some efficiency in fiber production while improving its products, it would certainly be a viable operation.
Sir, new engineering development
Hamilton said it is already possible to eliminate the step of the filament stretching from polyester raw material to fully textured yarn.
The new flow of advertising removes the polyester strands from the spray head, drawing, twisting, and textures in continuous operations.
Polyester fibers claimed to have greater dye uniformity from the new process. Mr.
Hamilton noted that other fiber producers will adopt the process in new polyester equipment, but he said;
Texfi jumped on them.
Another innovation that should keep Texfi at the forefront of knitting fabric suppliers is the new pattern design system installed by the company at Greensboro's factory. C.
It is used to develop the double knit pattern series for the new season.
The company has the only American right to the system, which was developed and manufactured by Science and Technology Co. , Ltd.
Of rehoot, Israel.
The system will be combined with computers that are consistent with electronic design scanners.
The pulse sent by the scanner is transmitted to the knitting machine through the computer, and the knitting machine faithfully copies the pattern when actually producing the cloth.
At the same time, the film exposure unit connected to the computer will be recorded on the design of the film for use by other knitting machines.
Under the traditional pattern design method, textile designers convert the artist's sketches into specific details, which are converted into knitting machine language and make samples.
The process takes about 5 people and takes 5 to 8 weeks.
Under the new system, two people achieved the same goal in a few minutes. Mr.
Hamilton, 52, began his textile career in 1948 as J.
Spencer Loff, chairman of Burlington IndustriesIn 1955 Mr.
Hamilton became president of Burlington throwing.
In 1963, he joined Madison throwing as vice president, but left three years later to set up the texture fiber company.
Later became Texfi.
Last year, Texfi organized Texfi K, Inc.
Distribute wool commodity fabrics mainly from textured polyester yarn. Mr.
Hamilton brought old William.
He was a former colleague of the Burlington era and president of the department.
Texfi has 14 factories in North Carolina and California, mainly engaged in yarn texture processing.
But while it was the company's main business when it was founded, today it has less trading volume and annual sales of US dollars. Mr.
After resigning as vice president of Collins and Ekman, Tunick joined Chelsea Industrial last year, noting that texture processing appears to be in excess capacity and as competition among texture processors becomes increasingly fierce, this will affect the price of textured polyester.
However, he said he expects a significant increase in both single and double prints, especially in men's wear. Mr.
Turnick's company has sales of $126.
Last year, five million dollars could hedge against a possible decline in textile sales.
In addition to knitted fabrics, Chelsea also sells parts to footwear, plastics and food.
A version of this file was printed on page F14 of The New York edition on January 30, 1972, titled: The World of Seventh Avenue.