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 Ascott LLC
ProductCertain Woven Fabric

Fiber Content: 100% textured filament polyester

Average Yarn Number:
Warp – 117 to 123 metric / 288 filaments
(73 to 77 denier / 288 filaments)

Filling – 59 to 61 metric (148 to 152 denier)

Thread Count: 52.5 to 54 warp ends x 32 to 34 filling picks per square centimeter
(133 to 137 warp ends x 82 to 86 filling picks per square inch)

Weave Type: Various, primarily plain, not of square construction

Weight:112 to 122 grams per square meter; (3.3 to 3.6 ounces per square yard)

Width:145 to 157 centimeters; (57 to 62 inches)

Finish: (Piece) dyed; printed

In the addition to the parameters set forth above, which cannot be deviated from, certain performance characteristics must be satisfied. The primary end use for this fabric is rental formalwear shirts, which must withstand multiple wearings and launderings (up to 40) during the course of their useful life (three to five years). These performance requirements are as follows:

Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be less than 1%

Color retention for all colors after 40 launderings must be rated between 4.5 and on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being no change). These requirements apply equally to dyed fabric in all shades – primarily white, ivory and black solid fabric, to roller printed striped fabric and heat embossed tone on tone fabric.

Elmendorff tear strength must range from 2.95 lbs. to 3.61 lbs. and
average 3.28 lbs.

Tensile strength must range from 58.477 lbs. to 67.967 lbs and
average 64.433 lbs.
Quantity Requested200,000 linear yards (182,880 linear meters/274,000 square meters)
Fabric, Fiber, or Yarn?Fabric
ContactDybczak- Maria
File Number24.2007.07.06.Fabric.ST&RforAscottLLC
Commercial Availability Request:

Ascot submission PUBLIC (#2).docDue Diligence Certification BR (2).doc

Response(s):

Copland Response.docBurlington Response.pdf

Rebuttals to Responses:

Rebuttal to Burlington.docDue Diligence Copland Rebuttal sml.pdfRebuttal to Copland.docDue Diligence Rebuttal Burlington br.docDue Diligence Burlington Rebuttal sml.pdfDue Diligence Rebuttal Copland br.doc

Meeting Notice: withdrawal letter.pdf

Determination: Withdrawn by Requester