Textile Outlook International by Textiles Intelligence07 Oct 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Market Publishers Ltd informs that Issue 152 of Textile Outlook International by Textiles Intelligence has now been published and contains the following reports:
In this report, Robin Anson looks at the sharp increases in the price of cotton over the past year, and how this is affecting the denim fabric market. In the first half of 2011, exports of cotton denim fabric from China were down in volume by 25% compared with the corresponding period in 2010 but were up in value by 6% -- reflecting a 41% hike in the average export price. Imports of denim fabric into China also fell in volume terms, suggesting either falling activity in jeans manufacturing in China or cuts made by manufacturers in the hope of lower prices in due course. Robin Anson provides insight and analysis of cotton fabric production costs and denim fabric trade trends, making this report invaluable for anyone with a vested interest in fabric production and export trends.
This latest edition in our flagship series of reports contains statistical data, information and insight into the textile and apparel industries in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. The report includes detailed information on domestic production and exports of textiles and clothing by type and destination. It presents a wealth of information and is essential for anyone who is considering sourcing from, or selling to, these countries.
This country profile provides in-depth analysis of South Korea's textile and clothing industry, which played a major role in the country's initial industrialisation. However, there has been a decline in the number of operations and employees in recent years due to labour shortages, rising costs and growth in competition from other Asian countries with far lower production costs. Despite these challenges, the textile industry remains an important sector in the country. This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry, its size and structure, and textile and clothing production and consumption in South Korea. The report also features: a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed look at the country's imports and exports; a review of government policies, investment incentives and foreign investments; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; and a look at South Korea's infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the textile and clothing industry.
Global end use demand for textile fibres equates to the consumption of textile fibres by the final consumer. This report analyses recent trends in textile fibre prices and end use demand by region. It also includes indispensable textile fibre demand forecasts up to the year 2020. In view of the instability of cotton prices since mid-2010 and the uncertain economic outlook, this report is a vital resource for companies undertaking strategic planning for the next few years.
Consumers are demanding enhanced aesthetics and comfort in apparel, as well as higher levels of protection, performance and easy care properties. The textile and clothing industry needs innovative chemical finishes in order to meet these demands, increase the range of end use applications for its products and open up new markets. This report examines in detail the different types of textile finishing technologies available -- including antimicrobial technology, biotechnology, inkjet application technology, microencapsulation technology, nanoscale technology, plasma technology, self-cleaning finishes and softening technology. Companies featured in this report include AB Enzymes, Aegis Environments, Alexium, Arch Chemicals, Autofoam Systems, Celessence, Clariant, Cognis Deutschland, Dow Corning Corporation, DuPont, DyStar, Gaston Systems, Genencor, Huntsman Textile Effects, Nano-Tex, Novozymes, Outlast Technologies, P2i, Quest Fragrances, Quick-Med Technologies, Royal Ten Cate, Rudolf Chemie, Schoeller Technologies, Speciality Textile Products, Sympatex, Tanatex Chemicals, Thor Group, Vlisco, Wacker Chemie, Xennia, and Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf.
Pacific Brands is a large manufacturer and distributor of clothing and workwear with over 30 major brands in its portfolio and around 6,500 employees. This profile provides information and analysis of Pacific Brands' operations and its attempts to transform itself into a more successful and profitable company. While Pacific Brands is based in Australia, it also has operations throughout China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the UK. In 2010 the company was reorganised under a major transformation programme, called Pacific Brands 2010, in order to make it more efficient and profitable. This report provides information on the company's development, divisions, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and financial results, as well as analysing its transformation programme and providing an outlook for the future.
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