1B3_0287_ TEXTILE INDUSTRY 4.0 – PREPARING FOR DIGITAL FUTURE

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Arun Aneja (1East Carolina University, Dept. of Eng., 110 Slay Hall, Greenville, NC 27858, USA)

K. Kupka

J. Militky

N. Kadi

Published Jul 2, 2019

Abstract

The classical textile industry in the US, Europe and Japan has been in a state of flux for the past few decades. This has been characterized by massive reduction in work force, production outsourcing to SE Asia (mainly China and India), virtually no new infrastructure/asset investment, reduced R&D spending with no novel polymers developed which forms the basis of man-made fibers, etc. Companies like DuPont, Celanese, and Toray which were once synonymous with fibers are now a shadow of their former prowess. The rise of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is likely to hold the growth panacea, drive changes for a better future and set a trajectory to attain its former glory. 

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