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Polyolefin Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Industry structure and dynamics9
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes11
Filament extrusions11
Film fiber11
Environmental issues12
Supply and demand by region13
United States13
Producing companies13
Salient statistics15
Consumption19
Carpets and rugs21
Carpet backing23
Carpet face fiber25
Nonwovens27
Sanitary coverstock28
Filtration28
Medical applications29
Home furnishings29
Geosynthetic fabrics29
Floor coverings30
Wiping cloths30
Industrial garments31
Construction31
Durable papers31
Other31
Industrial applications32
Rope, cordage, and twine32
Bags, bagging, and bale wrap33
Narrow-woven webs and tapes33
Other34
Home furnishings34
Apparel35
Price36
Trade37
Imports37
Exports38
Canada39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade41
Mexico41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics41
Central and South America42
Producing companies42
Production43
Western Europe44
Producing companies44
Production49
Consumption50
Carpets and rugs54
Carpet face yarns55
Carpet backing56
Industrial57
Rope, cordage, and twine57
Sacks and bale wrap58
Other59
Nonwovens60
Home furnishings61
Apparel62
Price62
Trade62
Central and Eastern Europe63
Producing companies63
Production65
Consumption66
Trade67
Middle East and Africa67
Producing companies67
Consumption69
Japan70
Producing companies70
Production72
Consumption73
Carpets and rugs75
Industrial applications76
Nonwovens76
China76
Producing companies76
Production81
Consumption81
Trade84
India85
Producing companies85
Production87
Consumption88
South Korea88
Producing companies88
Production90
Consumption90
Taiwan91
Producing companies91
Production93
Consumption93
Other Asia94
Producing companies94
Production96
Consumption97
Glossary99
Additional resources100
Revisions101
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