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Textile Chemicals

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary9
Textile manufacturing processes and chemicals14
Yarn production14
Yarn preparation14
Fabric formation14
Fabric finishing15
Miscellaneous manufacturing operations16
Fabrication16
Textile chemicals used16
Overview of the textile industry18
Introduction18
The world fiber industry18
United States23
Overview23
Industry structure25
Profitability27
Trade28
Outlook30
Canada30
Fiber production30
Fiber consumption31
Trade32
Outlook33
Mexico33
Fiber production33
Fiber consumption34
Trade35
Outlook36
Central and South America36
Fiber production37
Fiber consumption38
Trade39
Outlook40
Europe40
Textile and clothing industry40
Introduction40
Germany42
Italy43
Trade44
Textile fiber industry46
Production46
Consumption49
Central and Eastern Europe52
Turkey53
Textile Industry53
Fiber industry54
Africa55
Textile industry55
Fiber industry56
China56
Introduction56
Production57
Consumption58
Trade59
Profitability61
Industry Trends62
East Asia62
Introduction62
Fibers63
Textiles64
Trade65
India66
Textile industry66
Cotton textile industry66
National textile policy67
Fiber industry68
Pakistan69
The textile chemical industry70
United States70
Structure of the industry70
Market participants70
Mergers and acquisitions72
Company profiles72
Archroma73
DyStar LP73
Goulston Technologies, Inc.73
Huntsman Textile Effects73
Operating characteristics74
Research and development74
Manufacturing74
Marketing75
Profitability and cost structure76
Government regulations76
Trends and opportunities77
Europe78
Introduction78
Structure of the industry78
Market participants80
M&A activities83
Industry migration83
Industry attractiveness84
Operating characteristics84
Manufacturing84
Marketing84
Profitability and cost structure85
Government regulations86
Classification and labeling of chemicals—the REACH initiative86
Fire safety requirements—furniture and textiles88
PFOA Stewardship Program89
Nonylphenol derivatives usage89
Biocidal Products Directive89
Trends and opportunities90
New products, features, and applications91
Environmentally friendly use of textile chemicals91
Nanotechnology applications92
Digital textile printing93
China94
Structure of the industry94
Operating characteristics95
Research and development95
Manufacturing95
Marketing95
Profitability and cost structure95
Opportunities for new entrants96
East Asia96
Operating characteristics97
Technology97
Manufacturing97
Marketing98
Profitability98
Government regulations101
Critical factors for success101
Opportunities for new entrants101
India101
Products and functions103
Textile lubricants103
Warp sizes105
Desizing agents106
Bleaching chemicals107
Bleaching agents107
Bleaching assistants108
Fluorescent whitening agents110
Enzymes111
Surfactants113
Dyebath additives115
Scouring agents120
Softeners121
Pigment printing agents122
Antistatic agents122
Printing auxiliaries123
Pigment printing123
Dye printing126
Other printing auxiliaries126
Repellents127
Flame retardants128
Anticrease agents130
Biocides130
Coatings131
Acrylate coatings131
Carpet backcoatings131
Nonwoven binders131
Other coatings131
Textile chemical products and markets132
Introduction132
United States132
Textile lubricants133
Consumption and markets133
Market participants133
Warp sizes134
Consumption and markets134
Market participants134
Desizing agents135
Bleaching agents136
Consumption and markets136
Market participants136
Surfactants137
Consumption and markets137
Market participants138
Fluorescent whitening agents139
Consumption and markets139
Market participants139
Printing auxiliaries140
Pigment binders140
Consumption and markets140
Market participants140
Dye thickeners141
Consumption and markets141
Market participants141
Finishing agents141
Water, oil, soil, and stain repellents141
Consumption and markets141
Market participants142
Flame retardants142
Consumption and markets142
Market participants144
Anticrease agents144
Consumption and markets144
Market participants145
Biocides145
Coatings145
Nonwoven binders145
Consumption and markets145
Market participants146
Carpet backcoatings147
Consumption and markets147
Market participants147
Other coatings and flocking agents147
Prices148
Future trends and strategic issues149
Critical factors for success149
Canada150
Mexico150
Central and South America152
Europe155
Textile lubricants158
Consumption and markets158
Market participants159
Future trends and strategic issues159
Warp sizes160
Consumption and markets160
Market participants160
Trends161
Desizing agents162
Bleaching chemicals162
Consumption and markets162
Market participants163
Future trends and strategic issues164
Fluorescent whitening agents164
Consumption and markets164
Market participants165
Future trends and strategic issues165
Enzymes165
Consumption and markets165
Market participants166
Surfactants and general-use auxiliaries166
Consumption and markets166
Market participants167
Printing auxiliaries168
Consumption and markets168
Market participants169
Finishing agents170
Water, oil, and soil repellents170
Consumption and markets170
Market participants170
Flame retardants171
Consumption and markets171
Market participants171
Anticrease agents172
Consumption and markets172
Market participants172
Biocides173
Coatings173
Consumption and markets173
Market participants175
Prices176
Future trends and strategic issues178
Central and Eastern Europe180
Middle East and Africa180
Turkey181
Consumption and markets181
Market participants182
China182
Consumption and markets182
Textile lubricants184
Warp sizes185
Bleaching agents187
Surfactants188
Printing auxiliaries188
Finishing agents189
Coatings190
Market participants191
Prices193
East Asia194
Summary194
Japan195
Textile lubricants196
Warp sizes197
Desizing agents199
Bleaching agents199
Surfactants201
Scouring agents201
Dyebath additives202
Softeners203
Antistatic agents203
Fluorescent whitening agents204
Printing auxiliaries204
Pigment binders204
Dye thickeners205
Finishing agents206
Water, oil, and soil repellents206
Anticrease agents207
Flame retardants208
Coatings209
Carpet backcoatings209
Nonwoven binders210
Other coatings210
Prices211
Future trends and strategic issues212
Other East Asian countries212
Indonesia213
South Korea215
Malaysia216
Taiwan218
Thailand219
Vietnam221
Prices222
India223
Consumption and markets223
Textile lubricants224
Warp sizes225
Bleaching agents226
Bleaching assistants226
Surfactants226
Fluorescent whitening agents227
Dyeing and printing auxiliaries227
Finishing agents228
Flame retardants228
Coatings—Acrylates228
Enzymes229
Other229
Market participants229
Prices230
Critical factors for success230
Appendix232
Typical textile chemical specialties232
Definitions of textile terms235
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