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The Fiber Year 2020 – Slowing textile and apparel trade flows

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Agrotextiles expand the landscape in the fight against food insecurity

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Oerlikon Neumag has progressive technologies both for the production of fibers for geotextile carded nonwovens and for the manufacture of geotextile spunbonds.

The quality of nonwovens is determined by the stabilization, the application and the fiber quality. As a proven expert in spinning, Oerlikon Neumag beneficially deploys its many years of expertise here both for its spunbond and staple fiber technology. Hence, Oerlikon Neumag is able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbonds and fibers for carded nonwovens.

Since 2002, nonwovens have experienced a sharp rise, with 6 percent annual growth with regards to its use in geotextiles.

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Utilization of a pavement interlayer geotextile during pavement resurfacing

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave a grade of D to America’s Roads. “Over 42% of Americas roads are congested costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually.” It is estimated that over $170 billion needs to be spent annually just to maintain America’s roads and bridges (ASCE Infrastructure Report Card). The 2015 Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 provides only $46 billion per year. These kinds of budget deficits require innovative solutions to provide more efficient and sustainable road system solutions.

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Oerlikon announced at the end of November 2016 that it has signed an agreement to acquire citim GmbH, Germany (citim). citim is a leading company in additive manufacturing design and production of metal components. The acquisition expands Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing technology and service portfolio with established 3D printing capabilities in Europe and in the USA. …

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Some 1,335,000 tons of nonwoven fabric will be consumed by the wipes manufacturers in 2016.

The market for disposable wipes based on nonwoven fabrics is currently very healthy and not least, that for flushable products that has gained momentum over the past decade.

It has been estimated that about 1,335,000 tons of nonwoven fabric will be consumed by the wipes manufacturers in 2016. Of this figure, 580,000 tons will be produced in Asia, 414,000 tons in NAFTA and 341,000 tons in Europe. CAGR is an overall 8%, but 14% in Asia.

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By John McGowan

Although some segments of the North American textile industry may best be described as “mature,” in the heart of North American textile country there is one, very unique manufacturer that plays a key role in the global textile fiber industry. DM&E and its 29 employees combine technology and experience to insure the precise cut and crimp of synthetic fibers of all descriptions being produced all over the world.

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