CHINA AIMS TO DEVELOP DOMESTIC HIGH-END TECHNICAL TEXTILES, BUT A LONG WAY TO GO

CHINA’S demonstrable skills in clothing and textile manufacture has yet to yield dividends in the technical textiles field, with the country still relying heavily on imports, especially for high-end products such as carbon fibre, high temperature fibre and medical textiles.In 2011, China spent USD3.4 billion importing technical textiles, including woven and unwoven lines, mainly from the US and Japan - up 22.7% from USD2.77 billion during 2010, according to Beijing-based China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Associations (CNITA).The Chinese government is, ...


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