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Good labeling could be a boon
Consumers are looking for cotton on the fibre labels for a number of reasons. For the majority (79%), cotton and cotton blends are their favorite fabric to wear, according to Monitor data.
GHCL recognised as one of the best workplaces
GHCL, a well-diversified group with ascertained footprints in chemicals, textiles and consumer products, announced that it has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in manufacturing sector by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Disposables account for 71% of all nonwovens sales
Disposable goods accounted for 71 per cent of nonwovens sales in 2016. Disposables markets include consumer, filtration, and medical. Demand for nonwovens used in disposable goods is expected to increase 3.2 per cent per year to $5.6 billion in 2021.
Uncertainty over cotton prices in 2017/18
The International Cotton Advisory Committee’s Secretariat has forecast that the A Index in 2017-18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17. This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015-16 to 2016-17, which suggests that such a drop is not unreasonable.
Biodegradable nonwovens & usage
Nonwoven fabrics can be used in a wide variety of applications, which may be limited life, single-use fabrics as disposable materials or durable fabrics for automotive and civil engineering applications, explain Rajanna L Gotipamul, SG Kulkarni and Pranshil Gourkar, in the 1st part of a 2-part article.
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