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‘It’s a great time to be in nonwovens’

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The Fiber Year 2021 – Key Findings

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Do I sell or do I grow?

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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption Annually, INDA produces the North American Nonwovens Supply report 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 addition to regional …

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Lenzing Tencel Veocel Plant

Work for The Fiber Year 2021 is still in full swing when writing this article in early May, but essential findings are becoming apparent: 1.) supply surprisingly robust 2.) demand dropping at double-digit rate 3.) massive investments for fiber specialties 1. Supply surprisingly robust The pandemic pummeled the international fashion industry and most textile-related applications. …

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Business dealing: Do I sell or do I grow?

The textile fiber industry is changing, and standing still is not an option. Business owners must choose between several financial paths, including investment in growth, M&A activity and cashing in. In the ongoing global response to COVID-19, the textile fiber industry is front and center. This is the perfect time for business owners to make …

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Access to shipping containers

As if COVID lockdowns and their implications for supply and demand were not challenging enough, every stage of the nonwovens supply chain from resin through end-customer is wrestling with a global ocean shipping crisis that is forcing many to make changes in how they do business – often at significant cost in terms of additional …

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Filament and spun yarn markets

Both filament and spun yarn production marked new all-time highs achieving a joint level of 96 million tonnes in 2019. The average annual growth rate of yarn production in the century accounted for 4%, driven by faster filament expansion of 6% annually while spun yarns advanced 2%. Rapid filament growth led to parity in 2013, …

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