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Heimtextil 2019: New fiber functionality for a mass market

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Heimtextil 2019 'Toward Utopia'

Attracting over 3,000 exhibitors to Frankfurt in Germany, the 49th Heimtextil home textiles show kicked off the 2019 textile trade fair calendar from January 8-11th.The European home textiles market is worth around an annual €27 billion and serviced by a decidedly global supply chain, reflected in the event’s participants hailing from no less than 65 countries.Among them were some of the leaders in fibers and raw materials, such as Germany’s Trevira, which leads the field with its Trevira

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Performance assurance program for textiles with built-in sun protection Huntsman Textile Effects has extended the HIGH IQ® performance assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for garments and accessories with built-in sun protection. HIGH IQ® SUN PROTECT provides an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of up to 50 and above, providing the …

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American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, announced the official launch of REPEL, an advanced, PFC-FREE, water repellency enhancement. REPEL is an additional feature customers can order and have applied to A&E’s global sewing thread brands. As consumers evolve in how they use and wear products, A&E believes it is …

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Chart: Key trends in consumer wipes market

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.

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