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Textile Outlook International
Issue 188:
October 2017

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Editorial: Honduras gears up to capture share from Mexico in the US textile and apparel market (6 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, October 2017 (39 pages)
Forecasts of global end use demand for textile fibres, October 2017 (13 pages)
Profile of Rudolf Group: a leading provider of speciality chemicals for the textile industry (18 pages)
Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, October 2017 (21 pages)
World markets for textile machinery: part 1—yarn manufacture, October 2017 (39 pages)

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Profile of Rudolf Group: a leading provider of speciality chemicals for the textile industry
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Rudolf Group, headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, is a leading provider of speciality chemicals for the textile industry. The company was established in 1922, and since then it has expanded significantly and now operates a number of subsidiaries, manufacturing facilities and laboratories worldwide. The company's portfolio of products is extensive, and includes sizing agents, pre-treatment agents, dyeing auxiliaries, auxiliaries for digital print processes, finishing agents and coating auxiliaries, as well as chemicals for use in the formulation of laundry products. In addition, Rudolf Group has worked with a number of its customers to develop exclusive products which meet specific customer requirements. The company prides itself on the environmental sustainability of its operations, and it has invested significantly in its research and development (R&D) operations in order to develop innovative products which are highly environmentally sustainable. This report provides insight into the expansion and diversification of Rudolf Group since its foundation, and gives an overview of some of the key products which the company has developed most recently. Also the report discusses the company's facilities for manufacturing and distribution, its marketing and customer support activities, its collaborations with customers, and the environmental sustainability of its operations. Furthermore, the report provides an outlook for the future.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 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.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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