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Textile Outlook International
Issue 95:
September 2001

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Editorial: September 11 and its Aftermath: Is a Global Downturn in Textiles and Apparel Inevitable?
World textile and apparel trade and production trends, September-October 2001
Profiles of 12 US Apparel Companies
Textile Chemicals: Profiles of Five Global Players
Profiles of Chargeurs and DMC
Outlook for the US Apparel Industry

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Textile Chemicals: Profiles of Five Global Players

published in Issue 95, September 2001  

The global textile chemicals industry has undergone dramatic consolidation over the last decade, resulting in the emergence of five major companies which control over half of the world’s trade in textile dyes and chemicals.

These companies—BASF of Germany, Ciba Specialty Chemicals of Switzerland, Clariant of Switzerland, DyStar of Germany and Yorkshire Group of the UK—are all based in Europe. However, they derive a substantial share of their sales from non-European markets. Asia, in particular, is a primary target for expansion. All five have faced growing competition as a result of the aggressive entry into the market by low cost producers—primarily those based in developing countries—and all five are having to deal with the prospect of a general slowdown in the global economy.

In response, the five companies have focused on the top end of the market, and on high performance products which put less of a burden on the environment. They have also adopted a highly customeroriented approach to marketing, and, in doing so, have shifted their focus to system solutions—developed in collaboration with customers—instead of individual products

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