CAFTA COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY REQUEST

STATUS

Date Received07/06/2007
Responses with Offer to Supply07/20/2007
Rebuttal to Responses with Offer to Supply07/26/2007
Projected Completion Date08/17/2007
Company NameST&R for Garan Mfg
ProductCircular Knit Three End Fleece - #5

HTS Subheading: 6001.21

Fiber Content: 70% cotton / 30% polyester

Average Yarn Number:

Face yarn - 100% combed cotton; 47/1 to 57/1 metric (28/1 to 34/1)

Tie yarn - 100% filament polyester; 120 metric/48 filaments (75 denier / 36 filaments)

Fleece yarn - 60% combed cotton /40% polyester; 17/1 to 24/1 metric (10/1 to 14/1)

Gauge: 20

Weight: 271 to 300 grams per square meter (8.0 to 8.85 ounces per square yard)

Width :152 to 183 centimeters (60 to 72 inches)

Finish:(Piece) dyed; printed

In addition, the technical back must be heavily napped to produce a fabric thickness of not less than 4.5 millimeters, including the napped pile. Additionally, a portion of the fabric is brushed on the technical face to produce a sueded hand and appearance and a portion is treated with a stain release finish. Finally, the following performance criteria must be satisfied:

Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be less than 5%
Torque may not exceed 4%
All fabrics must have a Class 1 flammability rating
For optimum fabric integrity and stitch definition, this fabric must be knit on machines whose number of yarn feeds is a multiple of 3.
Quantity Requested453,600 kilograms
Fabric, Fiber, or Yarn?Fabric
ContactDybczak- Maria
File Number29.2007.07.06.Fabric.ST&RforGaranMfg
Commercial Availability Request:

Request Fleece5 Public.docDue Diligence Certification BR.doc

Response(s):

Rebuttals to Responses:

Meeting Notice:

Determination: Approved (Not Commercially Available and add to Annex 3.25)

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