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Textile Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary10
Summary11
Textile manufacturing processes and chemicals18
Yarn production18
Yarn preparation18
Fabric formation18
Fabric finishing19
Miscellaneous manufacturing operations20
Fabrication20
Textile chemicals used20
Overview of the textile industry22
Introduction22
The world fiber industry22
The world textile industry24
United States27
Overview27
Textile industry27
Profitability28
Trade29
Outlook31
Textile fiber industry 31
Canada32
Mexico33
Central and South America34
Textile industry34
Fiber industry37
Europe38
Textile and clothing industry38
Introduction38
Germany41
Italy42
Trade43
Textile fiber industry45
Production45
Consumption48
Central and Eastern Europe51
Turkey52
Textile Industry52
Fiber industry53
Africa55
Textile industry55
Fiber industry55
China56
Introduction56
Production57
Consumption59
Trade60
Profitability61
Industry Trends62
India63
Textile industry63
Cotton textile industry64
National textile policy65
Government policies65
Demonetization65
Goods and services tax (GST)66
Union Budget 2018–19 6666
Fiber industry 67
Producer profiles68
Pakistan68
Other Asia69
Introduction69
Fibers70
Textiles71
Trade72
The textile chemical industry 74
United States74
Structure of the industry74
Company profiles74
Archroma75
DyStar LP75
Goulston Technologies, Inc.75
Huntsman Textile Effects76
Operating characteristics76
Research and development76
Manufacturing77
Marketing77
Profitability and cost structure79
Government regulations79
Trends and opportunities79
Europe80
Introduction80
Structure of the industry80
Market participants82
M&A activities86
Industry migration86
Industry attractiveness86
Operating characteristics87
Manufacturing87
Marketing87
Profitability and cost structure87
Government regulations90
REACH90
Fire safety requirements—furniture and textiles91
PFOA Stewardship Program92
Nonylphenol derivatives usage92
Biocidal Products Directive92
Trends and opportunities93
New products, features, and applications94
Environmentally friendly use of textile chemicals95
Nanotechnology applications95
Digital textile printing96
China97
Structure of the industry97
Operating characteristics99
Research and development99
Manufacturing99
Marketing99
Profitability and cost structure99
Trends and opportunities100
India101
Other Asia102
Operating characteristics103
Technology103
Manufacturing103
Marketing104
Profitability and cost structure104
Government regulations107
Critical factors for success107
Opportunities for new entrants107
Products and functions108
Textile lubricants108
Warp sizes109
Desizing agents111
Bleaching chemicals112
Bleaching agents112
Bleaching assistants113
Fluorescent whitening agents116
Enzymes117
Surfactants119
Dyebath additives120
Scouring agents126
Softeners126
Pigment printing agents127
Antistatic agents127
Printing auxiliaries128
Finishing agents131
Repellents131
Flame retardants133
Anticrease agents134
Biocides134
Coatings135
Acrylate coatings135
Carpet backcoatings135
Nonwoven binders135
Other coatings135
Textile chemical products and markets136
Introduction136
United States136
Consumption and markets136
Textile lubricants137
Warp sizes138
Desizing agents139
Bleaching agents140
Surfactants141
Fluorescent whitening agents144
Printing auxiliaries144
Pigment binders144
Dye thickeners145
Finishing agents146
Water, oil, soil, and stain repellents146
Flame retardants147
Anticrease agents148
Biocides148
Coatings149
Nonwoven binders149
Carpet backcoatings150
Other coatings and flocking agents150
Market participants151
Prices152
Future trends and strategic issues153
Critical factors for success153
Canada154
Mexico154
Central and South America156
Europe159
Textile lubricants162
Consumption and markets162
Market participants163
Future trends and strategic issues164
Warp sizes165
Consumption and markets165
Market participants165
Trends166
Desizing agents167
Bleaching chemicals167
Consumption and markets167
Market participants168
Future trends and strategic issues169
Fluorescent whitening agents170
Consumption and markets170
Market participants170
Future trends and strategic issues170
Enzymes171
Consumption and markets171
Market participants171
Surfactants and general-use auxiliaries172
Consumption and markets172
Market participants173
Printing auxiliaries174
Consumption and markets174
Market participants175
Finishing agents176
Water, oil, and soil repellents176
Consumption and markets176
Market participants176
Flame retardants177
Consumption and markets177
Market participants178
Anticrease agents179
Consumption and markets179
Market participants179
Biocides179
Coatings180
Consumption and markets180
Market participants182
Prices182
Future trends and strategic issues184
Central and Eastern Europe187
Middle East and Africa187
Turkey188
Consumption and markets189
Market participants189
China190
Consumption and markets190
Textile lubricants192
Warp sizes193
Bleaching agents196
Surfactants198
Printing auxiliaries199
Finishing agents199
Coatings202
Market participants203
Prices205
India206
Consumption and markets206
Textile lubricants207
Warp sizes208
Starch/modified starch208
Synthetics209
CMC209
Polyvinyl alcohol209
Bleaching agents209
Bleaching assistants 210
Surfactants210
Fluorescent whitening agents210
Dyeing and printing auxiliaries211
Finishing agents211
Coatings212
Enzymes213
Other213
Market participants213
Prices215
Future trends and strategic issues215
Critical factors for success216
Pakistan217
Other Asia219
Summary219
Japan221
Textile lubricants222
Warp sizes223
Desizing agents225
Bleaching agents225
Surfactants227
Scouring agents227
Dyebath additives228
Softeners229
Antistatic agents230
Fluorescent whitening agents230
Printing auxiliaries230
Pigment binders231
Dye thickeners231
Finishing agents232
Water, oil, and soil repellents232
Anticrease agents233
Flame retardants234
Coatings235
Carpet backcoatings235
Nonwoven binders236
Other coatings236
Prices237
Future trends and strategic issues238
Other Asian countries238
Bangladesh239
Indonesia240
Malaysia243
South Korea244
Taiwan247
Thailand249
Vietnam251
Prices252
Appendix254
Typical textile chemical specialties254
Definitions of textile terms257
Definitions of textile terms261
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