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The Fiber Year 2021 – Most see double-digit declines in textile and apparel exports

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The Fiber Year 2021 – Executive Fiber Summary

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Don’t make these mistakes when you sell your business

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Top 10 textile and apparel exporters

The Fiber Year, now in its 21st edition, includes textile and clothing trade data for 60 countries, of which the vast majority contracted at double-digit rates. Just two industries out of the 20 largest exporting nations, with the European Union viewed as an entire region included, managed to grow their export values. China’s surging facemask …

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Dynamics in supply 2020

World fiber supply was razor-thin in the red, subsequent fabric processing sharply plummeted and the projection of final demand at the retail stage based on 15 markets with a total population of 3.1 billion was even a little stronger below previous year. Diverging dynamics along the value chain came as a surprise because manmade fibers …

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Don’t make these mistakes when you sell your business

What could be more disheartening in going through the process of selling your business than getting ready to sit at the table with the “perfect” buyer who is willing to pay more than you had hoped for, and suddenly it all comes apart? It does not have to be this way. With the proper planning …

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Resin and staple fiber used

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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