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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

With the daily output of masks touches over 20 million, China introduces new standards for KN95, effective from July 1, as a part of the comprehensive efforts to ensure an quality and safe supply chain as the mask goes global. COVID-19 drove up market demand for special gear like protective wear, face masks and sanitary textiles for hospital purposes, stimulating business for the technical textile industry. The export of non-wovens from January to April amounted to $17.257 billion, up by 79.62 percent, whereas face masks up by 986.36 percent and hospital wear (protective garment) up by 565.6 percent. China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) reported... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made silk ranks 9th in top thousand Chinese towns for the economic strength. China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) has chosen Shengze as a ‘Pilot Zone’ in its efforts to foster and encourage more mega-class textile and apparel manufacturing clusters across the country.  On June 16, the 7th Jiangsu (Shengze) Textile Expo- Virtual Exhibition Online was launched with the symbol of “Silk in the East, Fashion from Shengze” in ceremonial atmosphere amid rising waves of economic recovery in China. Shengze, a famous town of silk, is in Wujiang District of... Read more

China innovates improved carbon fiber through wet spinning

China innovates improved carbon fiber through wet spinning

  Until the end of last century, China had been staggering in developing its own carbon fiber technology that remained at a low level inefficient for the production in commercialization scale, and the carbon fiber needed for composite materials had to be imported. It is the wet-spinning process, the technological breakthrough laying a foundation for the new product with high-tenacity carbon fiber that characterizes the tensile strength of T700 and the excellent surface structure of T300. According to the statistics from China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA), Polyester, of all the manmade fibers, accounts for a lion share of 81.53 percent, with 47.51 million to... Read more

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

    Ever since China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) launched its green fiber program several years ago, about 30 chemical fiber companies have been qualified for the certificate of the green fiber logo and the green fiber-rich products.   China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) recently organized an online fashion show with the leaf motif of “Green Life that Starts with Fibers”, reigniting a sustained endeavor, making a clear stewardship with GF logo (Green Fibers),  as the promotional campaign from fibers to fashion. GF logo is a certified trademark registered and approved by State Administration of Market Regulation, whereas C... Read more

China’s e-commerce report for Textiles and Apparel 2019 showed stable growth

China’s e-commerce report for Textiles and Apparel 2019 showed stable growth

In the pre Corona period, statistics show 2019 as an year of continued growth in textiles and apparel online sales to conclude 6.69 trillion Yuan, up by 12.06 percent Year- on- Year. B2B ecommerce sales topped taking a lion-share of 73.24 percent at 4.9 trillion Yuan. Online retail sales of apparel/home-textiles maintain an impressive share of 19.6 percent of all the online shops, selling all types of goods in the country. Also, it is significant to know; online share of sales of offline players is growing and reaches touches up to 22percent. On May 13, China Commercial Circulation Association of Textile and Apparel (CATA) issued an annual report (E-Commerce of Textile a... Read more

Medical nonwovens come to rescue for China’s textile economy in the first quarte…

Medical nonwovens come to rescue for China’s textile economy in the first quarter

Xiantao city which is known as “China Famous Town of Nonwovens”, has over 300 nonwoven manufacturers all are in operation. High-tech Jiahua Nonwoven Company diverted their original business to the melt-blown nonwovens on urgent notice in the middle of February to keep daily output for more than 20 tons, adequate for 20 million pieces of face mask. Xiantao city is capable of producing over 20 million protective clothing, 100 million N95 medical masks and over 2000 million disposable face masks. Amid hustles and bustles in the first quarter of the year 2020, the industrial textile sector (internationally known as technical textile industry) in China proved a hi... Read more

China’s manmade fibre industry hit hard in sales, profits drop by 75%

China’s manmade fibre industry hit hard in sales, profits drop by 75%

In first two months; Jan-Feb 2020, according to the data from National Bureau of Statistics, the man-made fiber industry saw a freefall in profits by 74.78 percent,  PET fiber down by 132.01 percent and polyamide fiber (Nylon) down by 15.64 percent in profits. The total number of man-made fiber companies running in ‘red’ accounts for 48.7 percent. Profit/Sales ratio is reduced to a poor 0.48 percent in the troubled two months. The growth and fall in man-made fiber industry considerably depends on consumption market of the midstream and downstream products. China’s retails in January and February fell by 30.9 percent in shop sales for the category o... Read more

Year 2020: China’s garment industry reports big fall in first two months

Year 2020: China’s garment industry reports big fall in first two months

The first two months Jan and Feb 2020 witnessed garment production drop by 36.61 percent, paid-in investment reduced by 50.2 percent. The domestic retail sales had fallout by 20.5 percent while the retails of garment had a sharp down by 33.2 percent. The online retail too, for the wearable commodities decreased by 18.1 percent. The export of apparel had a 20 percent loss as against the corresponding months last year. According to the news briefing, today on April 22, 2020 by China National Garment Association (CNGA), about release of ‘Development Report of China Garment Industry 2019-2020’, the first two months, Jan –Feb 2020 in general saw significant ... Read more

More and more China’s Dyeing & Printing companies face Red

More and more China’s Dyeing & Printing companies face Red

Taken together, there are 768 companies running in red, accounting for 48.72 percent of all the dyeing and printing companies, considered in a statistical study, a large increase by 16.15 percentage points over the corresponding months last year. The total loss of money in these red bottom-line companies added up to 1086 million Yuan, up by 46.41 percent.  From January to February, the beginning of the year 2020, production of dyed and printed fabrics was reported to have touched 4913 million meters, a two-digit reduction by 22.42 percent, and further drop by 29.88 percent for sales income that totaled 24.706 billion Yuan from 1560 dyeing and printing companies, in ... Read more

Reignited Lyocell project spikes up China’s fibre capacity amid strict precautio…

Reignited Lyocell project spikes up China’s fibre capacity amid strict precautions

As per China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA), the total production of man-made fiber reached 58.27 million tons last year, up by 7.8 percent. The viscose fiber increased by 2.8 percent, PET fiber by 8.3 percent and polyamide fiber (Nylon) by 5.9 percent. CCFA predicts that the man-made fiber production will have a reasonable uptick by 3 percent and export by 5 percent in the country Amid waves of production being restarted across China, this “biomass regenerated cellulosic fiber with a capacity of 20,000 tons/year” in Xinxiang city, Henan Province is one of the many.  After the lockdowns has been lifted in the virus-struck cities and provinces, the i... Read more

Wuhan a city as fashion epicenter, is back to life

Wuhan a city as fashion epicenter, is back to life

Hanzheng Street in Wuhan is home to 12,000 business shop owners running wholesale in 54 markets there with a total annual turnover for approximately 100 billion Yuan. The wholesale center for apparel brands is the cream of the crop, 60% of the annual turnover comes from the apparel wholesale in these famous sell-and-buy hubs. The center as wholesale for apparel brands is as large as 300,000 square meters with over 3000 brands apparel, in category mainly of menswear, women’s wear, kids wear, leisure wear and various kinds of apparel accessories.  Wuhan, the super-large metropolitan city in the midstream of Yangtze River, reopened on April 8, to the public after... Read more

Exports gloom, as production booms in China: Latest Survey

Exports gloom, as production booms in China: Latest Survey

China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), the voice of the textile industry in China, issued a survey report on Friday April 3 for a close look at the reignited production status due to the impact of coronavirus outbreak this year. CNTAC organized a series of online surveys to monitor the production graph, and this new report covers the period from March 3 on the onset to April 1 , after the previous report that was shared in February. Nearly all the big companies fully operational now The situation in the latest week (March 25-April 1) is given as bellows: On company fronts, the 193 member companies responded to the online survey, 1.3 percent higher than its... Read more

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Amid global pandemic outbreak, there comes an encouraging news, for laying down foundation stone on March 29, 2020, for a breakthrough investment Polyester fibre (PET) production with the capacity of 500,000 tons per year in Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous region of Xinjiang.    Local leaders and investors are laying down the cornerstone for 500,000 tons/year PET project The project would be set up inside Korla Petroleum and Petrochemical Industrial Park in the Korla city under Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture (region) in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang, a far west region of China is the cotton-richest area, with more than fo... Read more

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

Xinjiang is China’s largest far-west region, where long staple cotton is most famous and region is witnessing very fast investment growth in spinning industry. On March 25, the Industrial Park Working Committee of China National Textile and Apparel Council organized an online podcast meeting to discuss the current industry situation in the region, arising because of coronavirus impact. Mr. Xieqing, Deputy Director of Industry and Information Technology Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Mr. Yang Xiaodong, Deputy Director of Economy and Technology Development Zone of Korla City, Xinjiang from public sector and some companies from private sector were ... Read more

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

March 23, Beijing Chonglee Machinery Engineering Co.Ltd., a subsidiary to China Textile Academy, signed a business contract at its medical-purpose equipment and protective gear workshop to start up the export of its first batch of facemask lines to Italy.   (Mr, Wang Xusheng{in the middle}, Vice President of China General Technology Group and Mr. Zhuang Xiaoxiong (the forth on the right in the rear line), Chairman of China Textile Academy, are at the ceremony to congratulate on contract signing) The signing ceremony was actually an in-house event as the seller and buyer both live under one roof because Beijing Chonglee Machinery Engineering on the ... Read more

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role model

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role model

There is a well-known saying in China’s textile industry to commend Shenzhou International Group quoted as “Shenzhou is to the knitting industry what Foxconn is to the electronics industry”, speaking highly of the knitting giant that has grown up synchronically with the rapid development of the whole textile industry in China over the years. As a role model in the industry, Shenzhou is the largest employer with approximately 100,000 employees working diligently in different factories both at home and abroad where there has been an overwhelming job growth of its operations both in Cambodia and Vietnam. The COVID-19 has an across-the-board impact, which ... Read more

Prices of Meltdown, raw material for masks shoot up 20 times or more

Prices of Meltdown, raw material for masks shoot up 20 times or more

In China, there are about 530 million workers in the secondary and tertiary industries, needing atleast 530 million pieces of face masks a day. This is an on-going requirement and for more masks are needed  for the people staying at home to go out occasionally for shopping or outdoor activities. Above this, how many more masks are to be needed, if the change of mask is more often being a single use mask? Roughly accounted, one ton of meltblown nonwovens can turn out 1 million pieces of Single use masks, more than 100 tons of nonwovens in this category can turn into 100 million pieces of masks, still far short of supply. We have meltblown nonwovens, who has got mask ... Read more

China’s Technical Textile industry grows up in 2019, profits down: Annual Econom…

China’s Technical Textile industry grows up in 2019, profits down: Annual Economic Report

This is most updated information about Technical Textiles economy in China in 2019, with statistics from Jan-Dec 2019, collated in February 2020. The year of 2019 witnessed 235.93 billion Yuan in business income, 1.2 percentage growth, but its profit went down by 4.3 percent with averaged profit/business income rate at 5.9%, 0.3 percentage point down as opposed to that of the year before. The risk of being infected has diverted the consumers’ eyes away from the traditional luxuries to a new concept of de-luxe goods, masks and protective tissues and safety wears, etc., making the Technical Textile sector come into spotlight, far it more significant than fashion wear... Read more

Pacific Textiles bounces back with nearly full capacity production

Pacific Textiles bounces back with nearly full capacity production

Pacific Textiles Limited, a big name in China knitting textile industry, announced a production bouncing back up to more than 80 percent of its capacity as of February 25, from its 40 percent production level on February 14. It restarted its operations on February 12, reflecting a gradual job return amid on-going tightened efforts to prevent and control the Coronavirus epidemic. Pacific Textiles Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of customized knitted fabrics in textile industry with its headquarters based in Hong Kong and its production base in Panyu District of Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong Province, South China, the city is the top GDP producer of China. Even th... Read more

Face Mask production in China in full Swing, daily output crosses 54.77 million …

Face Mask production in China in full Swing, daily output crosses 54.77 million pieces

The production growth of Face Mask is nothing short of a reflection of the China government’s efficiency, complete supply chain, logistics connectivity, first-aid responding system, and determination strengthened by brains and brawns to win the battle!  On February 24, Mr. Congliang, Secretary General of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) was invited to meet the news media at the press conference held by the State Council Information Office to introduce the updates for face mask supplies, with the issues relating to employment, finance, raw materials etc. in the companies that NDRC helped addressing. Right now, there are 30 provinces, exc... Read more

Coronavirus impact on Chinese business income, employment and exports

Coronavirus impact on Chinese business income, employment and exports

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part III While businesses have restarted on limited basis, the impact on the companies in the survey in the first half of the year is not ambiguous if we just see some of the important indicators like business income, profits, employment and export. A national online survey was conducted by China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) from February 7-10, with a report circulated only to limited readership to show a comprehensive outlook and insight of the textile industry by specific sectors in different provinces on the basis of 1201 respondents, just a sample of the whole textile economic fabric if we ... Read more

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part II The Survey analysis continues to shed light on production expectation at the end of February after the first part of the report is focused on the situation that was seen and expected before the middle of this month. To our dismay, only 18.1% of all the 1201 respondents under the survey reported to recover their capacity up to over 70% while 23% of them could have 50%-70% revitalized, and nearly 60% of the total companies in the survey are in the view that they are able to get the lines running in 50% or less, a gloomy picture if their answers turn out to be true. A national online survey in Questionnai... Read more

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

A national online survey in Questionnaires was conducted by China National Textile and Apparel Council(CNTAC) from Feb.7-10, with a report circulated only to limited readership to show a comprehensive outlook and insight of the textile industry by specific sectors in different provinces on the basis of 1201 respondents, just a sample of the whole textile economic fabric if we can see wood and see forest. A novel coronavirus got running rampant across China since its outbreak in December at the end of 2019 and made its way to a global health crisis as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern(PHEIC) on Jan.30, 2020,... Read more

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Yesterday, Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, together with a group of officials from the industry and public health departments in the city, toured Shanghai Challenge Textile Company Limited which is seated in Tinglin town in Jinshan District, outskirt in the southwest of Shanghai, for inspecting protective gear production to solve problems that might crop up at the time when the existing machines are running in full capacity and the new lines are put on stream because the populous metropolitan itself has to challenge the shortage of protective textiles with increasingly incoming workers who return after Chinese Lunar New Year holidays. Robert Yang (1st on the right), ex-... Read more

Non-woven city runs at full throttle to supply

Non-woven city runs at full throttle to supply

The outbreak of novel coronavirus triggers run on medical and health textiles, driving the production of non-woven at full throttle across the country, particularly in Xiantao city, Hubei Province, best known as China Famous City for Non-Woven, a city home to over a hundred of non-woven manufacturing companies. According to the city government, there are 137 companies producing protective gear, of which  113 companies are specialized in medical and health textiles. As of February 9, 83 of them have resumed production in Spring Festival holidays to respond to demand urgency at a time when the whole country is mobilized to fight coronavirus. Among these 83 working ma... Read more

 
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