Toray Industries, Inc. has developed a new small-sized reverse osmosis (RO) membrane element with dramatically improved water recovery. Highly efficient water generation with energy saving is achieved with a technology that limits the resistance of feed water and purified water flowing through the RO membrane to the minimum, thus boosting the velocity of the flow of feed water. Toray will carry out global demonstrations to expand the scale and apply the technology in large-scale, industrial use RO membrane elements. RO membrane elements are used in the purification of various types of water, and technological developments to further improve water recovery performance are required to respond to water problems that are […]
According to provisional statistics released by the China General Administration of Customs, the nation’s exports of textiles and apparel in March 2019 grew by 28.2% over the same month of last year to US$18,181.7 million. Exports of textiles increased by 35.6% to US$9,524.0, and surpassed exports of apparel (up 20.9% to US$8,657.7 million). January-March 2019 exports of textiles and apparel decreased by 2.2% to US$56,330.8 million: textiles, US$26,900.7 million (up 3.9%) and apparel, US$29,430.1 million (down 6.5%).
According to the China Chemical Fibers Association, the nation’s production of man-made fibers in 2018 increased by 7.7% over the previous year to 50.11 million tons. Of this, the main group of polyester grew by 8.5% to 40.15 million tons. Unstable factors were numerous, such as the sharp increase in PTA prices and weak Reminbi, but the growth accelerated supported by strong business in the mid- and downstream sectors. Earnings were also favorable. Production decreased for acrylic fibers (down 16.5% to 614,500 tons) and vinylon (down 2.5% to 100,800 tons). Meanwhile, production increased for spandex (up 10.8% to 683,200 tons), nylon (up 5.3% to 3.30 million tons), rayon filament (up […]