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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 70:
3rd quarter 2007

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Editorial: New Textile Materials for Medical Applications (4 pages)
The Rise of Japanese Textile Suppliers to the US Automotive Industry (18 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2007 (67 pages)
Developments in medical textiles, 3rd quarter 2007 (33 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 3rd quarter 2007 (23 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in Japan, 3rd quarter 2007 (10 pages)

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The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2007

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Worldwide sales of nonwoven roll goods continued to grow at midsingle digit rates in 2006 to exceed US$16 bn. Sales of the world’s leading ten companies in 2006 ranged from US$229 mn to US$1.4 bn and totalled about US$8.3 bn. Nine of the ten increased their sales.

The exception was Fiberweb, whose sales decreased after the company had closed some plants in North America but the company continues to invest for the future. Freudenberg remained the number one player, helped by double digit growth in Latin America and success with MicronAir automotive interior filters. DuPont Nonwovens’ sales held up thanks to a focus on brands, technology and added value—especially in Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America and Asia. A new Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT) line in South Korea should also pay off. Kimberly-Clark will benefit from an improvement plan and a focus on high growth emerging markets in BRICIT (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia and Turkey) countries.

Sales and earnings at Polymer Group Inc (PGI) were boosted by investment in spunmelt facilities in North America, Latin America and China. New technologies should also result in growth in the future. Ahlstrom continues to grow through acquisition and expansion. Most recently, investment has centred on filtration and wipes applications. Johns Manville has benefited from a boom in global construction and expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. New products should help future growth. Buckeye Technologies has maintained its position through innovation and a focus on low cost operations. Sales in the wipes segment are at an all-time high. Propex Fabrics, a newcomer in the top ten, continues to sell its needlepunched nonwovens in a number of key segments. Avgol Nonwovens, another newcomer, is investing in spunmelt nonwovens and has new lines planned for North Carolina, USA, and Russia.

Table of Contents
The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 1—The Leading Ten Producers
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Freudenberg, Germany
  • DuPont Nonwovens, USA
  • Kimberly-Clark, USA
  • Fiberweb, UK
  • Polymer Group Inc (PGI), USA
  • Ahlstrom, Finland
  • Johns Manville, USA
  • Buckeye Technologies, USA
  • Propex Fabrics, USA
  • Avgol, Israel

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