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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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The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2005

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Medium sized producers of nonwoven roll goods—those which rank 11-30 among the world’s leading companies—play a major role in shaping the global nonwovens business. Global sales of nonwoven roll goods grew by about 5% to US$14 bn in 2003 as the global economy recovered. Sales of medium sized companies, which range from US$88 mn to US$167 mn, accounted collectively for US$2,453 mn— about 18% of the total for the leading 40.

Companies ranking 11-30 include long established as well as new players. Hollingsworth & Vose has been in the business for over 160 years. But Western Nonwovens is a relatively new company. These two US-based companies ranked 12th and 22nd respectively in 2003.

Asahi Kasei has doubled its production of cupra-based nonwovens and formed an alliance with Milliken to help boost sales. Hollingsworth & Vose is developing a new generation of advanced cure resin (ACR) air and liquid filter media for a new generation of products. Elsewhere, IMP Group has developed Edilfiber, a thermal bonded polyester product, providing sound insulation in buildings. Concert Industries has completed two lines in Gatineau, Canada. Fibertex plans to add a second line to its multi-beam spunmelt facility in Malaysia, its first operation outside Denmark. Avgol has formed a joint venture with Hubei GoldKinglong to establish a spunmelt plant in Jingmen City, China. And in October 2004 Tenotex, the world’s 28th biggest nonwovens producer, was purchased by the world’s number four, BBA Fiberweb.

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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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