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How I'm not spending my summer.

As is always the case in July July: see month. , this issue features our International Buyers' Guide, which is an up-to-date listing of companies doing business in all aspects nonwovens Nonwoven textiles are those which are neither woven nor knit, for example felt. General use hyphenates the word, but industrial use spells it as one word. Non-wovens are typically not strong (unless reinforced by a backing or densified).  today. Compiling com·pile  
tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
1. To gather into a single book.

2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources:
 these lists, checking them for accuracy and fitting them within our pages is a herculean challenge that requires a lot of time and even more patience.

In past years, this task has been compounded by its proximity to Clemson University's Nonwovens Forum, an introductory course to the industry at which the editor of NONWOVENS INDUSTRY has traditionally given a presentation. This forum is usually held the last week of June, which happens to be when this issue goes to press. The challenges presented by this are two-fold. Not only has it made the Buyers' Guide deadline more stringent-the issue has to be put to bed before I leave for South Carolina--I've also had to juggle it with preparation for my presentation.

This year, however, the Clemson Nonwovens Forum, for a variety of reasons, is not being held the last weekend in June. I must admit, in many respects, it has been nice not to have to worry about the trip and the speech as I put the Buyers' Guide together.

Still, something's missing. This is the first time in 34 years that the industry--newcomers and veterans alike--has not congregated in the Clemson heat to learn about nonwovens by day and enjoy a shrimp boil boil or furuncle (fyr`ŭngkəl), tender, painful inflammatory nodule in the skin, which becomes pustular but with a hard center (see abscess).  on Lake Hartwell Lake Hartwell is an artificial lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. The lake is created by Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah.  at night. Professor Ed Vaughn will not give his annual review (complete with props prop 1  
1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.

2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.

) of new nonwovens products and Tom Holliday won't give his talk on marketing techniques of nonwoven non·wo·ven  
Made by a process not involving weaving. Used of textiles.

Material or a fabric made by a process not involving weaving.

Many of the speakers have visited Clemson every June for decades, giving their spiels and meeting up with old friends. I'm sure they feel the absence of this event much more profoundly than this editor who has only joined the fun for the past two years. I hope to make my third trip to Clemson soon.

Karen Bitz

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Title Annotation:Editor's Page
Author:Bitz, Karen
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2003
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