Italian national association of chemical fiber manufacturers. Its members represent 90% of the country’s production. The industry’s turnover is about 3,500 billion liras with 9,350 employes. The export volume of 482,000 tons is 70% of total production. World-wide production in 1996 was 24.1 million tons. Italy is the only European country with a complete line of textiles covering the entire production chain, from fiber to finished article.