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Japanese fiber producers play a key role in shaping world market conditions. Advances are being made in automation, and new processes are used to develop high added value man-made fibre textiles for apparel and industrial applications where technology can be patented. The report provides a detailed examination of the main production, consumption, export and import statistics, and gives in-depth profiles of the major fibre producers. It describes those products which the Japanese are developing in order to add value to their product mix, and covers in details the prospects in fields such as high technology fibres and products. The report also provides information on the suppliers and purchasers of raw materials and machinery

PART 1: BACKGROUND TO THE MAN-MADE FIBRE INDUSTRY
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Process and products
The Japanese man-made fibre industry
History of man-made fibre production
Related sectors
A changing industry
Chapter 2: Suppliers to the industry
Introduction
Raw materials for cellulosic fibres
Raw materials for synthetic fibres
Machinery
Man-made fibre machine producers
Chapter 3: Consumption and production trends
Consumption forecasts
Man-made fibre production trends
Technology availability
Problems facing the industry
Japanese production trends
Production of synthetics by fibre type
Occupacity
Employment and productivity
Chapter 4: Exports, imports and consumption
Introduction
Man-made fibres and yarns
Man-made fibre fabrics
Chapter 5: Structure of the Japanese man-made fibre industry
The major fibres
The Polyolefin's
Other synthetics
PART 2: THE MAN-MADE FIBRE PRODUCERS
Chapter 6: The Asahi Chemical Industry Co Ltd
Introduction
The Asahi Group
Asahi in fibres
Other textile interests
Asahi fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 7: Kanebo Ltd
Introduction
The Kanebo Group
Kanebo in fibres
Other textile interests
Kanebo fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 8: The Kanegafuchi Chemical Industry Co Ltd
Introduction
The Kaneka group
Kaneka in fibres
Research and development
The future
Chapter 9: The Kuraray Co Ltd
Introduction
The Kuraray group
Kuraray in fibres
Other textile interests
Kuraray fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 10: The Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd
Introduction
The Mitsubishi group
Mitsubishi in fibres
Other textile interests
Mitsubishi fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 11: Teijin Ltd
Introduction
The Teijin Group
Teijin in fibres
Other textile interests
Teijin fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 12: The Toho Rayon Co Ltd
Introduction
The Toho Rayon Co Ltd
Toho Rayon in textiles
The future
Chapter 13: Toray Industries Inc
Introduction
The Toray Group
Toray in fibres
Other textile interests
Toray fibre and textile products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 14: The Toyobo Co Ltd
Introduction
The Toyobo Group
Toyobo in fibres
Other textile interests
Toyobo fibre products
Research and development
The future
Chapter 15: Unitika Ltd
Introduction
The Unitika Group
Unitika in fibres
Other textile interests
Unitika fibre products
Research and development
The future
PART 3: YARNS AND FABRICS
Chapter 16: Staple fibre yarn spinning
Introduction
Spinning of staple fibre
Chapter 17: Filament yarn texturising
Introduction
Texturising machinery installed
Production of textured yarn
Chapter 18: Fabrics
Man-made woven fabrics
Man-made knitted fabrics
Carpets and rugs
Selected industrial fabrics
PART 4: HIGH TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
Chapter 19: Products for apparel
Introduction
Silk-like products
Fine filaments
Very fine filaments
Spandex
Other specialities
Developments
Chapter 20: Carbon fibres
Introduction
End uses
Production of carbon fibres
Capacity and demand
Japanese carbon fibre producers
 
Chapter 21: Flame fibres
Introduction
Japanese producers of flame retardant fibres
Flame retardant products
The future
Chapter 22: Nonwovens
Introduction
Process routes
Japanese producers of nonwovens
Nonwoven production in Japan
Consumption by end use
Exports and imports
Future of the Japanese nonwovens industry
Chapter 23: Patents
Introduction
Overview
Subjects patented
Conclusions
 
PART 5: THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
Chapter 24: Threats and strategies
Introduction
The rising yen
Competition from South East Asia
Fibre producers' strategies
Higher value products
Emphasis on domestic market
Diversification
Conclusion

 

 
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