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AFMA and FEB launch FiberSource:
The Website of the Manufactured Fiber Industry

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 22, 1997 — The American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) and the Fiber Economics Bureau (FEB) announce the launch of FiberSource: The Website of the Manufactured Fiber Industry at www.fibersource.com. The new website is a comprehensive resource for the manufactured fiber industry, its suppliers, customers, and interested members of the public. Its features include:

   An online fiber industry news service powered by News Alert
   A searchable Suppliers Guide, with live website and e-mail links
   Information on the Fiber Economics Bureau's data journals and World Directory
   Tutorial information on manufactured fiber, its chemistry, production, and use
   An online bookstore, in partnership with Amazon Books, “Earth's Biggest Bookstore.”

AFMA's president, Paul T. O'Day, stated that “FiberSource is a daily resource for everyone interested in manufactured fiber. It has news as it happens, an easy-access suppliers guide, and features that show how much this dynamic industry contributes to the quality of everyday life.” The FiberSource website is free to all users and no registration is required to access its services. Its design gives priority to speed and user-friendly convenience.

The FiberSource Suppliers Guide is exclusively reserved for firms that offer their goods and services to manufactured fiber producers. The guide's search engine offers a quick scan of key terms for companies listed on the website. “This will be a valuable tool for manufactured fiber industry purchasers and sellers looking for the latest in new technology and services,” said O'Day. FiberSource will also post the text of new supplier announcements as an information service for fiber manufacturers.

The American Fiber Manufacturers Association represents the interests of the manufactured fiber industry. Its members account for more than 90% of the U.S production of manufactured fiber. AFMA's subsidiary, the Fiber Economics Bureau, is the official source of direct statistics on the industry and its products. Its publications include the Fiber Organon, the Manufactured Fiber Review, the World Directory of Manufactured Fiber Producers, and the Manufactured Fiber Handbook.

Contact: Michèle A. Roanhouse
e-mail: mroanhouse@afma.org
(202) 467-0916

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