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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 79:
4th quarter 2009

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Editorial: The Way Ahead for Technical Textile Producers (5 pages)
Developments in medical textiles, 4th quarter 2009 (34 pages)
The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2010 (58 pages)
Global technical textiles business update, 4th quarter 2009 (20 pages)
Statistics: global and regional trends in textile fibre consumption, 4th quarter 2009 (24 pages)

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The world nonwovens industry: part 3 -- 20 medium sized producers, 1st quarter 2010
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Worldwide sales of nonwoven roll goods continued to increase at a mid-single digit growth rate in 2008 to reach more than US$18 bn. Of the 2008 total, about 76% of sales, worth around US$13.6 bn, was generated by just 40 producers.

Sales of the 20 medium sized producers profiled in this report—which rank from number 11 to number 30 among the world’s leading companies—ranged individually from US$112 mn to US$240 mn and together accounted for about 21% of the global total.

The 20 companies ranking 11-30 include long established players as well as new ones. Hollingsworth & Vose has been in the business for more than 160 years but Pegas Nonwovens and Concert Industries are relatively new companies.

Recent investments among the 20 companies include new spunmelt lines from Union Industries and Companhia Providência. Meanwhile, Hollingsworth & Vose and Lydall continue to focus on new product development while Sandler and Jacob Holm have increased their role in the spunlaced wipes market.

This is the last year in which Concert Industries, a specialist in air-laid nonwovens based in Canada, is profiled in this series of reports as a separate entity. In early 2010, Concert was purchased by the US paper manufacturer and wet-laid nonwovens producer Glatfelter. In the future, Concert’s sales will be grouped with those of Glatfelter.

Table of Contents
The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 2—20 Medium Sized Producers
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Buckeye Technologies, USA
  • Hollingsworth & Vose, USA
  • Sandler, Germany
  • Concert Industries, Canada
  • TWE Group, Germany
  • Companhia Providência, Brazil
  • Japan Vilene, Japan
  • Pegas Nonwovens, Czech Republic
  • Asahi Kasei (Formerly Asahi Chemical), Japan
  • Colbond, Netherlands
  • Propex Holding (Formerly Propex Fabrics), USA
  • Jacob Holm Industries, Switzerland
  • Vita Nonwovens (Formerly British Vita), UK
  • Toyobo, Japan
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Japan
  • Georgia Pacific (Formerly Fort James), USA
  • Toray Saehan, South Korea
  • Union Industries, Italy
  • Andrew Industries Group, UK
  • Lydall, USA

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Four times a year, Technical Textile Markets provides an overview of the global man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile industries. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for technical textiles, and is essential reading for senior executives in (or supplying) the man-made fibre, nonwoven and technical textile sectors – as well as for those who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis, but who need an authoritative source which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies which are actively involved in this fast-growing sector.
Reports in Technical Textile Markets include:
company and country profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others, in terms of production, sourcing, import/export, infrastructure and development, and plans for the future.
profiles of the world's top 40 producers of nonwovens – updated each year with details of developments from each of the leading producers, including acquisitions, investments and divestments, and analyses of trends which the "rising stars" are using to their advantage.
statistical reports – including consumption data, by fibre and end-use applications. Regular updates are published for fibre consumption in Japan, the rest of Asia, the USA, and Western Europe.
market sector information – analyses of important commercial end-user applications, and profiles of both established and emerging markets which take into account such innovations and developments as nanotechnology and intelligent textiles.
regular updates on innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery – including developments in the following categories: fibres and yarns; technical textile fabrics for industrial applications; machinery; technical textiles for apparel; composites; other technical textile products; and technical textile treatments and finishes.
reports on new technological developments and other topical issues – with clear, authoritative comments on their economic and commercial significance. The reports bring to your attention the key issues which you can use to develop your business, and provides contact details of useful organisations.
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