Volume 93 Issue 35 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 7, 2015

Textiles Are New Growth Business For Chemical Firms

Manufacturing: Once declining market shows new signs of life in the U.S.
Department: Business
Keywords: fibers, textiles, dyes, manufacturing

DAK Americas, a subsidiary of Mexico’s largest chemical company, has announced a project that just a few years ago would have been foolhardy: an expansion of U.S. capacity for polyester fiber. The project is a sign that textiles may yet again be a growth market for chemical makers.

DAK says it will add 230 million lb per year of capacity for polyester staple fiber, a cotton-fiber-like form of polyester, at its plant in Bay St. . . .

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