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Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
World capacity10
Producing companies12
Salient statistics13
Consumption14
Apparel18
Home furnishing18
Industrial applications19
Nonwoven fabrics19
Trade20
Price23
Introduction25
Manufacturing processes27
Polymer manufacturing27
Fiber manufacturing28
Environmental issues31
Supply and demand by region32
North America32
Overview32
Salient statistics32
Consumption35
Trade36
United States36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics40
Consumption43
Trade45
Canada46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics46
Consumption48
Trade49
Mexico49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics51
Consumption53
Trade55
South America55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics57
Consumption60
Trade61
Western Europe62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics64
Consumption66
Trade68
Central Europe68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics70
Consumption72
Trade73
CIS and Baltic States74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics76
Consumption78
Trade79
Middle East80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics81
Consumption84
Trade86
Africa86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics88
Consumption90
Trade91
Indian Subcontinent92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics96
Consumption99
Trade 100
Northeast Asia 101
Overview 101
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 105
Trade 107
China 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 127
Consumption 130
Textile filament 131
Industrial filament 131
Staple fiber 132
Trade 132
Japan 133
Producing companies 133
Salient statistics 135
Consumption 137
Trade 138
South Korea 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 140
Consumption 143
Trade 143
Taiwan 144
Producing companies 144
Salient statistics 146
Consumption 148
Trade 150
Southeast Asia 150
Producing companies 150
Salient statistics 155
Consumption 157
Trade 159
Bibliography 160

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