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Textile Outlook International
Issue 152:
September 2011

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Editorial: Are Global Denim Prices Set for a Major Price Hike? (4 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, September 2011 (12 pages)
Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in South Korea (35 pages)
Forecasts of Global End Use Demand for Textile Fibres (12 pages)
Leading Edge Technologies for Textile Finishing (45 pages)
Profile of Pacific Brands (14 pages)

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Leading Edge Technologies for Textile Finishing

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Consumers are demanding enhanced aesthetics and comfort in apparel, as well as higher levels of protection, performance and easy care properties. The textile and clothing industry needs innovative chemical finishes in order to meet these demands, increase the range of end use applications for its products and open up new markets. This report examines in detail the different types of textile finishing technologies available -- including antimicrobial technology, biotechnology, inkjet application technology, microencapsulation technology, nanoscale technology, plasma technology, self-cleaning finishes and softening technology. Companies featured in this report include AB Enzymes, Aegis Environments, Alexium, Arch Chemicals, Autofoam Systems, Celessence, Clariant, Cognis Deutschland, Dow Corning Corporation, DuPont, DyStar, Gaston Systems, Genencor, Huntsman Textile Effects, Nano-Tex, Novozymes, Outlast Technologies, P2i, Quest Fragrances, Quick-Med Technologies, Royal Ten Cate, Rudolf Chemie, Schoeller Technologies, Speciality Textile Products, Sympatex, Tanatex Chemicals, Thor Group, Vlisco, Wacker Chemie, Xennia, and Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf.

Table of Contents
Leading Edge Technologies for Textile Finishing
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Biotechnology
  • Antimicrobial Technology
  • Nanoscale Technology
  • Plasma Technologies
  • Superhydrophobic Technology and Self-Cleaning Finishes
  • Microencapsulation Technology
  • Softening Technology
  • Novel Methods of Applying Chemical Finishes
  • Inkjet Technology

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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