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World supply – highlights in upstream business

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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

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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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Nonwoven

This is a great time to be in nonwovens and will continue to be so, as demand and, correspondingly, localized supply, to meet that demand, continues to increase. The nonwovens industry has responded to the pandemic and will continue to provide materials that keep the surfaces we touch clean, protect the air we breathe, and …

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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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iStock/Nastaco

Don’t let environmental issues prevent you from earning the maximum $$$ when selling your business. If you hide your head in the sand on potential environmental issues prior to a business or property sale, you may unfortunately discover the sand is quicksand and watch the transaction’s expected profits sink fast. There are ways to mitigate …

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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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