The development of textile auxiliaries is closely related to the textile industry. The textile industry of our country develops at an average annual rate of 3.3% , and the output of textile fiber will reach 13 million tons in 2005. Therefore, the demand for textile auxiliaries will also increase with it, and the average annual growth rate is expected to be 6% ~ 7% , production by 2005 will reach 370,000-390,000 tons. With the advent of new textile products, textile auxiliaries market will also develop rapidly. In addition, with the gradual elimination of textile export quota after joining WTO, the export of our textile products will also gain a certain growth, so the demand for textile auxiliaries will increase accordingly.
On the other hand, with people's attention to green textiles and environmental protection, environmental textile auxiliaries have become the main direction of the development of textile auxiliaries. The International Society for Research and Inspection of Textile Ecology has made it clear that textile auxiliaries need to meet the requirements of environmental quality as well as process applicability, application performance and firmness.
The development of environment-friendly textile auxiliaries mainly includes the following aspects: biodegradability or removability of Textile Auxiliaries; toxicity limitation of Textile Auxiliaries; Formaldehyde Emission Limitation; polychlorinated biphenyls (pcbs) . Polybrominated biphenyls. Prohibition of Environmental Hormones such as alkyl phenol, p-nitrotoluene and Pentachlorophenol, strict restrictions on heavy metals or toxic nonmetal and their ions, prohibition of Carcinogenic Aromatic Amines and restrictions on other harmful chemicals, etc. .
To sum up, our textile auxiliaries industry in order to survive and develop in the competition of economic globalization, we must effectively solve the existing problems. At the same time, our country should speed up the development of textile auxiliaries, improve the output and quality of textile auxiliaries, adjust the product structure, strive to improve the scientific and technological content of products, and enhance the competitiveness of our auxiliaries in international trade.