Japan’s MMF Production Drops 5.7% in January

The Japan Chemical Fibers Association reported that January 2017 man-made fiber production in Japan dropped 5.7% compared to the same month of last year to 72,880 tons, of which synthetic fibers fell 6.1% to 57,660 tons. Cellulosic fiber production decreased by 3.9% to 15,220 tons. Production of major items are as follows: Nylon filament: 8,556 tons (up 15.2%) Polyester filament: 11,036 tons (up 6.4%) Polyester staple fiber: 8,736 tons (down 13.9%) Acrylic staple fiber: 7,755 tons (down 22.8%) MMF ending stocks rose by 2.8% from the previous month to 92,551 tons.

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2016 Hokuriku Fabric Production Decreases Slightly Despite Worsening Market Conditions

Woven fabric production in the Hokuriku textile production district in 2016 decreased by 1.5% from the previous year to 510.32 million square meters (sqm). By prefecture, production in Fukui decreased by 3.3% to 188.84 million sqm, and that in Ishikawa declined by 1.3% to 276.35 million sqm, whereas Toyama posted a 5.6% growth to 45.13 million sqm. In Fukui, the production of polyester filament fabrics decreased by 1.8% to 144.35 million sqm, and that of nylon filament fabrics dropped 31.9% to 12.86 million sqm. Polyester filament fabric production in Ishikawa decreased by 3.2% to 189.91 million sqm, while that of nylon filament fabrics rose by 1.8% to 64.60 million sqm.

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Andritz Starts Up neXline Wetlace Production Line at Akinal Sentetik Tekstil in Turkey

Andritz Nonwoven, has successfully completed start-up of a neXline wetlace line supplied to Akinal Sentetik Tekstil in Turkey. The highly flexible wetlace technology that combines wet forming with hydroentanglement is especially suitable for the production of flushable wipes that are dispersible and 100% biodegradable without any chemical binders. neXline is designed for high production capacities of up to 15,000 ton/year, and integrates the processes of stock preparation, wet forming, hydroentanglement and drying. The wetlace technology fulfills the highest environmental standards for end products, producing certified nonwovens quality in accordance with the latest EDANA/INDA guidelines for flushable wipes. Akinal Sentetik Tekstil is about to launch a new generation of flushable fabrics named

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