Calls for Restructuring of the Global Fiber Industry

By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

Over the past four decades the German/European manmade fiber industry has weathered many critical situations and has managed to survive. A key reason has been its ability to develop innovation and change management strategies.

Fiber producers are affected by global megatrends such as technological breakthroughs and demographic shifts on the one hand, and increasing protectionism affecting business worldwide on the other.…Continue Reading »

Techtextil North America Shows Continued Growth

The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America took place on June 20- 22, 2017 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.

This was the fifth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta, which is held in the even years, and the first of its kind in Chicago.

The two in one event, co-located with JEC Americas’ Future of Composites in Construction, resulted in the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery and composites show in the U.S. this year.…Continue Reading »

Consumer Wipe Demand to Reach $1.9 Billion in 2021

Consumer wipes markets accounted for 56% of overall wipes sales in 2016

Demand for consumer wipes is expected to increase 2.5% per year to $1.9 billion in 2021. More than 80% of consumer wipes sales in 2016 were for personal care wipes, with baby wipes accounting for the majority of personal care wipes sales. However, given the maturity of the baby wipes market, the fastest growth among consumer wipes will be seen in sales of household care and other consumer wipes. …Continue Reading »