World supply – highlights in upstream business

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

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The Fiber Year 2021 – spun and filament yarn production

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

World supply was pushed by manmade fibers but century’s average annual growth rate was missed in the third consecutive year and adverse conditions prevailing make a return to the long-term growth path rather highly disputable. Global supply rose less than 4% to 127 million tonnes, equal to an average 15 kg per capita consumption. The …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

Work for The Fiber Year 2022 still is in full swing when writing this article at the beginning of May. Early information on strategic enrichments and key findings in the new textile yearbook will be introduced subsequently.1.) Breakdown of wood-based cellulosic staple fibers into spinning processes2.) Changes at supply side3.) Feedstock investments Breakdown of wood-based …

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HeiQ AeoniQ sustainable filament yarn

Significant collapse in 2020 demand across the globe has affected global yarn manufacturing that fell 4%, with filaments weathering tough conditions surprisingly well, while spun yarns suffered from an above-average decrease, indicated by around 3 million tonnes downwardly revised cotton use shortly after the WHO declared a pandemic. The filament industry has typically produced above-average …

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Global supply of staple fibers in 2020 accounted for nearly 59 million tonnes, 52% of the world fiber and yarn market. Their share continuously diminished from more than 80% in the 1980s. Development after the turn of the millennium clearly revealed a distinct tendency in favor of mainly wood-based types comprising viscose, modal and lyocell …

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The Fabric Year, a result of the cooperation between Groz-Beckert and The Fiber Year GmbH, now in its seventh edition delivered insights into textile markets, taking a holistic approach from fibers to fabrics. The general idea is to bridge fiber and filament manufacturing with subsequent processing activities in knitting, weaving and nonwovens fabric production. The …

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