This report is based on research originally conducted by an Asia Working Group within the Brussels based organisation CIRFS (Comité International de la Rayonne et des Fibres Synthétiques). Dr Alex Krieger of CIRFS assumed responsibility for the study. The working group was chaired by Mr J Crehalet of Rhodia. The other group members were: Mr J Bachinger of Lenzing, Austria; Mr D David of Fisipe, Portugal; Mr R Dee of Du Pont, UK; Mr T Johnson of Acordis (Akzo Nobel UK, formerly Courtaulds), UK; Mr H-B Lüchtefeld of Hoechst Trevira, Germany; Mr C Maia Jorge of Fisipe, Portugal; Mr E Männistö of Säteri, Finland; Mr M Pietsch of Acordis (Akzo Nobel), Netherlands; and Dr F Prezzavento, a consultant previously with Montefibre. This edition was written by David Morris and produced by Deborah Tunney of CIRFS.
Natural and Man-Made Fibres in Asia: Forecasts to 2005 is the fifth in a series by CIRFS. The four previous reports, which were written by David Morris and produced by Deborah Tunney of CIRFS, are: World Markets for Spun Yarns: Forecasts to 2000, Special Report No 2637, published in 1994; World Markets for Textured Yarns: Forecasts to 2000, Special Report No 2639, published in May 1995; Fibres in Eastern Europe: Forecasts to 2000, Special Report No 2644, published in June 1996; and World Markets for Nonwovens and Other Non-Spun Products: Forecasts to 2005, Special Report No 2645, published in September 1997.
David Morris is also the author of three other Textiles Intelligence special reports: Household Textiles, Furnishings and Floorcoverings in Europe: Forecasts to 1993, Special Report No 2043, published in July 1990; World Markets for Cotton: Forecasts to 2000, Special Report No 2640, published in July 1995; and World Markets for Wool: Forecasts to 2000, Special Report No 2642, published in April 1996.