MMF production grew by 5% annually in 10 yrs: CIRFS

2017/12 22 09:12

Man-made fibres (MMF) production grew by around 5 per cent annually in the last ten years while those of cotton and wool fell by 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively, says the 53rd edition of ‘Information on Man-made Fibres’ published by the European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS). The report analyses worldwide production, trade and consumption. Europe is the world’s largest exporter of acrylic and cellulosic fibres and the biggest producer of ultra-high strength fibres and of polypropylene fibres. It is one of the global leaders in man-made fibres innovation and quality and its output is used in fashion, home textiles and various technical uses, the report said. The European man-made fibres industry is the largest supplier of raw materials to the European textile industry, a press release from Brussels-based CIRFS quoted director general Frédéric Van Houte as saying. The report shows continued and solid growth of the world’s MMF industry while cotton and wool shares stagnate, said Houte. In 2016, MMF constituted 75 per cent of all textile fibres produced worldwide, this percentage going up to 81 in Europe. (DS)

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