The AMTEX (tm) Computer-Aided Fabric Evaluation (CAFE) Project

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The American textile industry has lost an estimated 400,000 jobs to offshore competitors since 1980. If trends continue unchanged, it is predicted they will lose an additional 600,000 jobs by the year 2002. These losses and the resulting economic threat to the U.S. textile industry can be attributed to the low operating costs of their offshore competitors' extensive use of cheap labor. In order to stem these rising losses and gain back lost market shares, the American textile industry has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in a program called ... continued below

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Allgood, G.O. & Kametches, M.L. May 1, 1999.

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The American textile industry has lost an estimated 400,000 jobs to offshore competitors since 1980. If trends continue unchanged, it is predicted they will lose an additional 600,000 jobs by the year 2002. These losses and the resulting economic threat to the U.S. textile industry can be attributed to the low operating costs of their offshore competitors' extensive use of cheap labor. In order to stem these rising losses and gain back lost market shares, the American textile industry has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in a program called the American Textile Partnership (AMTEX). AMTEX is a working relationship aimed at leveraging technologies that currently exist at the DOE national laboratories for the benefit and development of a competitive market edge for the U.S. textile manufacturers. The application of these technologies to identified needs will result in new and emerging manufacturing innovations for the U.S. textile industry and its vendor.

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  • Other: DE00007011
  • Report No.: ORNL/M-6713
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/7011 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7011
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710590

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Allgood, G.O. & Kametches, M.L. The AMTEX (tm) Computer-Aided Fabric Evaluation (CAFE) Project, report, May 1, 1999; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710590/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.