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Textile Outlook International
Issue 91:
January 2001

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Editorial: Southern Africa: Ramatex Hopes to Be the Early Bird That Catches the Worm
World Markets for Elastane (Spandex) Yarns
Profiles of Hualon and Apacinti
Trends in world textile and clothing trade, January-February 2001
Profile of Ramatex: A Malaysian Group with Investments in China and South Africa
Europe's Main Corporatewear Markets: Forecasts to 2010

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Profiles of Hualon and Apacinti

published in Issue 91, January 2001  

Hualon Corporation, based in Taiwan, and PT Apac Inti Corporation, based in Indonesia, both have widespread international interests.

Hualon’s operations are vertically integrated - from staple fibre and yarn production through to fabric manufacture. In addition, during the 1990s the company developed an international dimension to its production operations, involving the manufacture of a range of products at locations in southern Asia, Japan and central Europe.

As part of its internationalisation drive, Hualon also planned a major investment in the UK, in Northern Ireland. However, this was abandoned in 1999 following half a decade of negotiations and legal action. The project, had it come to fruition, would have involved an investment of £157 mn (US$237 mn) and the creation of 1,800 jobs.

Apacinti is one of Indonesia’s leading yarn and textile producers, and operates the world’s largest single-site spinning and weaving complex, in Java. This facility is also the largest and most advanced spinning and weaving plant in Indonesia.

As much as 75% of Apacinti’s production is exported to markets worldwide. Yarns manufactured by the company include cotton, viscose, and synthetic/cotton and synthetic/viscose blends. The company also makes greige fabrics and denim fabrics, the former in a range of fibre blends.

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 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
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