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The Fiber Year 2020 – Slowing textile and apparel trade flows

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The Fiber Year 2020 – Deceleration along the textile chain

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INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, recently published the third edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members. The report provides a view of North American supply, including the key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in addition to regional trade. The 51-page report offers 12 tables and …

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Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4 percent annually to 11.1 million metric tons in 2019. Demand will be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of key products made from nonwovens such as baby diapers, adult incontinence products, filters, wipes, disposable medical gowns, and various automotive components. Additionally, higher penetration rates …

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By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

Europe’s manmade fiber industry leaders have called on their Chinese counterparts to base future investment decisions on rational economics and reduce senseless overcapacities, especially in polyester fibers.
Addressing the 54th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress held in Dornbirn, Austria, in September, Heinz Meierkord, president of CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, described how Chinese overcapacity represented 25% of global polyester fiber capacity in 2015.

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May 17, 2011 – The world textile industry in 2010 has experienced the most potent growth in twenty-five years. Manufacturing volumes of natural and manmade fibers rocketed upwards by 8.6%, or 6.4 million tonnes, at 80.8 million tonnes. This corresponds to an average per capita consumption of 11.8 kg. Thus, an average annual fiber growth …

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