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Five Trends In American Industrial Textiles
- Mar 28, 2018 -

Trend One: Innovative technology and new fiber global leader

The United States is far more innovative and innovative in the textile industry than any other country in the world, including a wide range of chemical fiber products known to us, such as nylon, polyester and optical fibres, as well as Kevlar fibres and special fibres worn by astronauts in the manufacture of bulletproof garments.

Trend II: Highly modernized equipment

Most of the American textile industry is equipped with highly modern equipment, some of which specialize in the production of innovative fibres, which are difficult to find in other countries, except for the US. The U.S. industrial textiles industry invests at least 2 billion dollars a year to continue to introduce new equipment and technology. In the past, U.S. manufacturers ' new investments were mainly aimed at reducing costs and increasing capacity; Now, more investment is relatively low and targeted. Suppliers and producers, on the one hand, compress costs, expand their business, and replace old equipment with new equipment to help increase capacity, new products and reduce energy consumption, with the ultimate goal of improving product quality.

Trend three: High integration of production and other industries

American Industrial Textiles production technology level and technology content is higher than other countries, the value-added products are far higher than ordinary textiles. Chemical fiber products with intellectual property and many characteristics are used in major industries such as aerospace, aerospace and communications.

Trend four: Accelerating the transformation of industrial structure

In recent years, the U.S. chemical fiber enterprises in the face of low prices in developing countries, price competition, have given up the production of general value-added chemical fiber products, accelerate the direction of development, production of high value-added industrial chemical fiber products. For example, PFI and Invista companies in the United States in 20th century are also general chemical fiber products manufacturers, after restructuring the conversion, they now have the annual output of polyethylene fiber fabric 94,000 tons and 53,000 tons, respectively accounted for the international market share of 23% and 13%, Get rid of the general value-added chemical fiber production and operation loss situation.

Trend five: Merger and acquisition reorganization

American chemical fiber enterprises are more dispersed, 20th century the end of the operation of industrial textiles enterprises have 9,343. Since 2000, the U.S. chemical fiber enterprises through mergers and acquisitions has eliminated more than 5,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, market concentration has been improved, competitiveness enhanced. In the course of more than 10 years, the enterprise with good performance has been growing, and has produced many large and diversified industrial textiles groups, such as Burlington Industries, Stevens, Pepperell, Springs Industries, Guilford Mills, Levi Strauss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Claiborne and fruit of the loom. Many textile and garment enterprises also use license agreements to increase market share, expand their brand portfolio, and eliminate existing and potential competitors.