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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 59:
3rd-4th quarters 2004

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Editorial: 2004: Another Record Year for Man-Made Fibres
Profile of Autoliv: Leader in Automotive Occupant Restraint Equipment (21 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2005 (52 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- ten smaller producers, 4th quarter 2004 (24 pages)
Innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery, 3rd-4th quarter 2004 (34 pages)
Worldwide and Regional Trends in Natural and Man-Made Fibre Production (42 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in Western Europe, 3rd-4th quarter 2004 (5 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in the USA, 3rd-4th quarter 2004 (10 pages)
Technical Textiles Business Update (19 pages)

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Profile of Autoliv: Leader in Automotive Occupant Restraint Equipment

Buy 'Profile of Autoliv: Leader in Automotive Occupant Restraint Equipment' now 21 pages, published in Issue 59, 3rd-4th quarters 2004  
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Autoliv, based in Sweden, is the world’s leading supplier of automotive occupant restraint equipment—including airbags, seatbelts, and their associated mechanisms and electronics. In 2003 the company generated sales of US$3.6 bn. Significantly, in the early years Autoliv supplied another Swedish manufacturer, Volvo, whose cars are generally associated with safety above all other factors—including speed, comfort and aesthetics. Autoliv serves a large and growing market worth an estimated US$16 bn in 2004. Within this total, frontal airbags accounted for 36% of total sales, side airbags for 14%, seatbelts for 29% and electronics for 21%.

Autoliv introduced one of the first seatbelt systems as long ago as 1956. Since then it has grown—organically, and through mergers and acquisitions—to become the biggest player in this field. The most notable development was in 1997 when Autoliv merged with Morton ASP (Automotive Safety Products)—the leading airbag manufacturer in North America and Asia—to become Autoliv Incorporated.

Today Autoliv has approximately 80 wholly- or partially-owned restraint equipment manufacturing facilities in 29 vehicle producing countries. Its operations are highly automated, which enables it to manufacture products at low cost in high wage countries. However, the company has also been pursuing a policy of relocating its manufacturing operations to countries where wages are low. As part of this policy, the company has moved 5,000 jobs from Western Europe to Eastern Europe over the last two years.

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Technical Textile Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: automotive technical textiles; biopolymers; chemical protective textiles; circularity; composites; e-textiles; environmental sustainability; filter media; flame resistant fabrics; glass fibre; graphene; Industry 4.0; insulation; medical textiles; military textiles; nonwoven specialities; personal protective equipment (PPE); synthetic fibre; and wearable technology.

A single issue of Technical Textile Markets includes:

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