Cotton consumption may overtake production

April 30th, 2015

World cotton production expected to fall to 24.6 million tons, as consumption increases to 24.7 million tons. According to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), world cotton production is forecast to fall 6 percent to 24.6 million tons, which is the lowest volume since 2009–10. At the same time, world cotton consumption is expected to […]

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Johns-Manville expands capacity for glass fiber production

April 24th, 2015

Planned expansion includes new furnace to support next generation of reinforced thermoplastic composites. The increased growth in use of glass fibers in engineered thermoplastic composites convinced Colorado-based Johns-Manville to expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tenn. The planned expansion includes a new furnace, due to start up in mid-2016, to support the next […]

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