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Table of Contents

PART 1: BACKGROUND TO THE WEST EUROPEAN MAN-MADE FIBRE INDUSTRY
Chapter 1: Introduction
The man-made fibres industry, processes and products
History of man-made fibres
Related sectors
Chapter 2: Changing Structure of the Man-Made Fibre Industry
Man-Made fibre production trends
Restructuring synthetic fibres in Western Europe
Restructuring cellulosic fibres in Western Europe
Polyolefins and other fibres
Chapter 3: Production and Consumption
Introduction
General trends in production and consumption
Production by country
Exports and imports
Fibre consumption by country
Chapter 4: Raw Materials and Equipment
Raw materials
Plants and equipment
Chapter 5: Structure of the West European Man-Made Fibre Industry
Producers, products and capacities
Company size
PART 2: THE Man-Made FIBRE PRODUCERS
Chapter 6: Profile of Bayer
Introduction
Bayer World and Bayer AG
Bayer in fibres
Fibre products
Restructuring
Research and development
Chapter 7: Profile of Courtaulds
Introduction
The Courtaulds Group
Non-textile business
Courtaulds in fibres
Other textile interests
Fibre products
Restructuring and investment
Chapter 8: Profile of Du Pont
Introduction
The Du Pont company
Du Pont in Europe
Du Pont in fibres
Du Pont fibres in Western Europe
Restructuring and investment
Products
Research and development
Chapter 9: Profile of EniChem
Introduction
The EniChem group
EniChem fibres
Products
Restructuring and investment
Research and development
Chapter 10: Profile of Enka
Introduction
The Akzo group
The Enka division
Enka in fibres
Fibre capacities in Europe
Products
Other textile interests
Restructuring and investment
Chapter 11: Profile of Hoechst
Introduction
The Hoechst group
Hoechst AG
Hoechst in fibres
Fibre capacities in Europe
Products
Other textile interests
Investment in fibres
Chapter 12: Profile of ICI
Introduction
The ICI group
ICI in fibres
Restructuring and investment
Products
Research and development
Chapter 13: Profile of Lenzing
Introduction
History
Lenzing the group
Lenzing in fibres
Products
Research and development
Investment
Chapter 14: Profile of Montefibre
Introduction
The Montedison group
Montefibre in fibres
Montefibre's products
Restructuring and investment
Research and development
Chapter 15: Profile of Moplefan
Introduction
The Moplefan group
Moplefan in fibres
Products
Investment
Research and development
Chapter 16: Profile of Rhone Poulenc
Introduction
The Rhone Poulenc group
Rhone Poulenc in textiles
Products
Restructuring and investment
Research and development
Chapter 17: Profile of Sateri
Introduction
History
The Kemira group
Kemira in fibres
Products
Restructuring and investment
Research and development
Chapter 18: Profile of Snia
Introduction
The Snia BPD group
Snia in fibres
Other textile interests
Fibre products
Restructuring and investment
Research and development
PART 3: DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING AND END USES
Chapter 19: Texturing
Introduction
End uses
Texturing processes
The texturising companies
Production, imports and exports
Future trends
Chapter 20: Spinning of Man-Made Staple Fibres
Fibre consumption patterns
Technology
Future trends
Chapter 21: End Uses for Man-Made Fibres
Introduction
Consumption by end use
Fibres for apparel
Home furnishings other than carpet
s Floorcoverings
Industrial end uses
The future
PART 4: SPECIALITY PRODUCTS
Chapter 22: Speciality Fibres
Introduction
Polyester specialities
Polyamides
Polyacrylics
Viscose rayon
Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE)
Aramids
Polyimide
Polybenzimidazole (PBI)
Polyacrylate
High modulus polyethylene
PEEK
Future developments
Chapter 23: Polypropylene
Introduction
Production
The polypropylene producers
Consumption
End uses
Production technology
Raw materials
Properties
Conclusions
Chapter 24: Nonwovens
Introduction
Process routes
End uses
Market for fibre producers
Fabric producers
Production and consumption
Technology trends
End use trends
PART 5: THE FUTURE
Chapter 25: Future Prospects
Introduction
Fibre producers' plans
Threats to the industry
Conclusions
Glossary
 
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