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Value Chain Stage: Man-Made Fibers

Manufactured fibers can be cellulosic (artificial fibers), or they can be synthetic. Manufactured cellulosic fibers are derived from raw materials such as trees or plants that make cellulose. Rayon, acetate, and lyocell are the primary artificial fibers. Synthetic manufactured fibers are produced from chemicals made from refined petroleum or natural gas. The main synthetic fibers are polyester, nylon, acrylic, polyolefin, and spandex.
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State Supporting Environment (1)

National Supporting Environment (1)

International Supporting Environment

There are no supporting environment companies related to Man-Made Fibers at this time. Please email us the company name and web address of any that you think should be added here.

Sustainability

  • Clear Path Recycling Completes First Phase of PET Recycling Facility
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  • Recycling to Reclaim Profits
    [PDF Document]
  • Hunter Douglas Contract Introduces GreenScreen Revive, a New Window Covering Fabric Made with REPREVE, A Fiber Made From 100% Recycled Materials
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  • Cintas Introduces Innovative, Eco-Friendly Scrub Apparel Line
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  • Submission to the National Waste Policy Taskforce
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  • Ecotextile News
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  • Video - Sustainability explained through animation
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  • Video - The business case for sustainability
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  • NC Project Green
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  • Fair Trade USA partnership with Textile Exchange
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Events

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Publications

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Research

  • TexEd eLearning Opportunities
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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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Trade Data

  • U.S. Imports: Man-Made Fibers: 1989-2007
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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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