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Toshio Takanashi, president of Asahi Kasei Fibers gives a brief account of the nonwovens industry in Japan in an exclusive interview with Fibre2Fashion correspondent Ridaa Saiyed. Synopsis: Asahi Kasei Fibers is a part of the Asahi Kasei Corporation based in Japan. It is one of the leading producers of nonwovens in the world. Its main products include Roica elastic polyurethane, Eltas spunbond, Lamous artificial suede, Bemliese cupro nonwoven, Bemberg cupro fiber, and Leona nylon 66 filament. It has a history of 90 years to boast about in manufacturing of original yarn, spun fiber, and fabric. Mr. Takanashi is one of the most dynamic employees of Asahi Kasei Corporation. His role in bringing the company forward has remained major. He has made the expansion of nonwovens market for Asahi Kasei Fibers to USA, Europe, and Asia. His strategy forming skills have always been appreciated. Excerpts:
What is the present market status of the nonwovens industry in the South East Asia?
How big is the nonwovens global market?
What makes Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation different form other nonwovens manufacturers?
Asia is said to be booming in the nonwovens industry compared to North America and Europe. What benefits do you think the Asian countries have?
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