State of the industry: How's your market?

Heather Mattson

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


The 2006 outlook for specialty textile and products in the United States is positive. In fact, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is forecasted to rise by at least 3.5% for this year. Several market trends are behind the selected growth rates and these are as follows: textiles have entered the digital age; storms in southeastern United States drive some markets; developing countries fuel automotive demand; customization; and specialty fabrics on the rise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationIndustrial Fabric Products Review
StatePublished - May 1 2006


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