Texcare International will once again be the world’s meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology from June 20th to 24th in Frankfurt, Germany. Sustainability is still becoming more important, and will play a role across all exhibitors. The consumers’ awareness of sustainability is also increasing and with it the demand for more sustainable and resource-efficient industrial production. The EU Commission is also prioritizing the topic. The Commission’s Green New Deal will also concern and shape the textile care industry in the coming years. In this context, the Circular Laundry topic is also rapidly gaining importance. The advancing digitization in particular offers enormous potentials to further advance these issues. Automation and […]
JUKI Corporation reported that its sales of sewing machinery and systems during the fiscal year ending in December 2019 dropped 12.7% compared to the previous fiscal year to 64,260 million yen. Segment profits fell 48.3% to 2,680 million yen. According to the company, sales in the Asian non-apparel sector were strong, but declined in China and Europe. Segment profits fell as a result of the sales decrease and lower capacity utilization rates at factories. Total net sales decreased by 11.5% to 99,169 million yen. Operating profits fell 58.0% to 3,838 million yen, and net profits dropped 73.4% to 1,763 million yen.
According to the Japan Chemical Fibers Association, the production of synthetic filament nonwovens by six Japanese producers in 2019 declined by 19.9% from the previous year to 2,458.61 million square meters. In terms of weight, production decreased by 13.9% to 71,807 tons. The six producers are: Asahi Kasei Corp.; Toyobo Co., Ltd.; Toray Industries, Inc.; Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.; Unisel Co., Ltd.; and Unitika Ltd. By material, 2019 production of nylon filament nonwovens increased by 6.9% to 65.14 million square meters, and by 6.1% in weight to 2,056 tons. Production of the polyester type rose by 0.4% to 611.78 million square meters, but decreased by 0.6% in weight to 36,704 tons. […]