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European Nonwovens Production Decreased by 5.7% in 2023

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TFY 2023 – Three-Year Loss of 19 Million Tonnes of Fibers

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Emerging Frontier

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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 …

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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%, …

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