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Filament production

Most of the top-10 exporting countries lifted their shipments in value terms in 2018 (Figure 1). The recovery of Chinese exports continued with the total value increasing 4 percent to US $277 billion. However, value-added garment ex­ports remain about 15 percent below their peak 2014 level, without any significant movement over the past three years. Knitwear and woven apparel exports remain among the top-10 Chinese export categories, albeit gradually losing weight as the Chinese economy continues to diversify.

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manmade fiber production

The world economy started off on an optimistic note in 2018, following growth in manufacturing and trade the previous year. But optimism gave way to a downturn from midyear, as the International Monetary Fund revised down its 2018 projections for most advanced economies and predicted significantly lower growth expectations for 2019.

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Stretch in denim jeans has been pioneered by Invista’s Lycra.

Global demand for resilient flooring is forecast to rise 3.9% per year to 3.7 billion square meters in 2022, outpacing growth for nonresilient flooring. Vinyl products – particularly LVT – are expected to gain market share, continuing the 2012-2017 trend. These and other trends are presented in Global Flooring, a new study from The Freedonia …

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INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, is pleased to publish the fifth edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides an overall view of North American supply, including the key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in …

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Price Hanna Consultants of the United States has recently published a February 2017 report on the world outlook for hygiene absorbent products and the key raw materials of nonwovens, fluff pulp, airlaid cores, superabsorbents and hygiene films.  Since 1993, Price Hanna has prepared thirteen in-depth reports analyzing the markets for absorbent products in key countries/regions …

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