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Value Chain Stage: Fiber

Fibers are the generic term for any one of the various types of matter that form the basic elements of a textile and that is characterized by having a length at least 100 times its diameter. Fibers can be classified as natural, man-made (includes both synthetic & artificial), or inorganic (includes mineral-based fibers).
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Research

  • Celanese Fiber Dictionary
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  • Cellulosic Organic Fiber Manufacturing: 2002 US Economic Census Results
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  • Noncellulosic Organic Fiber Manufacturing: 2002 US Economic Census Results
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  • Current Industrial Report M313P: Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks (updated monthly)
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  • TexEd eLearning Opportunities
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  • Military/Government Textiles Conference Resources
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  • North Carolina's Textile and Apparel Industry: Recent Survey Results
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  • North Carolina and the Global Economy
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  • North Carolina Business History
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  • State of the Union of the Textile Industry in North Carolina Part II
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  • Increasing the Economic Competitiveness of the U.S. Textile Industry
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  • Logistical Model for Closed Loop Recycling of Textile Materials
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  • Performance Measurement of Textile and Apparel Supply Chains in Developing Countries
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  • Successful Sustainability Integration for the North Carolina & South Carolina Textile Complex: Encouraging Competitiveness by Uncovering Best Practices
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  • Plasma Surface Modification of Polyaramid Fibers for Protective Clothing
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  • Building Frameworks for Competitiveness and Innovation: Identification of Strategies and Tactics to Aid the Performance Textile Industry
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  • South Carolina Export Summary 1999-2011
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Trade Data

  • U.S. Imports: Man-Made Fibers: 1989-2007
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  • U.S. Imports: Silk Fiber: 1989-2008
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  • U.S. Imports: Man-Made Filament Yarn/Fiber: 1989-2007
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  • U.S. Textiles and Apparel Imports by Category (2009 - 2011)
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  • Export Opportunities
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  • Market Reports & Tariffs - By Country
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  • NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: FEBRUARY 2012
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