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In addition, the study found that globally, nonwovens demand was 8,687 kilotons last year and should reach 13,652 kilotons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.
Anionic surfactants dominated the global market in terms of volume with 7,080 kilotons in 2013, followed by non-ionic surfactants, which were 6,224 kilotons for the same year.
To give you some frame of reference here (and please bear with me on the maths, the nuclear arena is the one place where I find maths horribly fascinating) there are 1000 kilotons in a megaton.
It shattered about 30-50km (18-32 miles) above the ground, releasing several kilotons of energy, the Russian Academy of Sciences said.
The nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 released an estimated 15 kilotons of energy.
By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.
North Korea's first test yielded less than one kiloton and was widely seen as a dud.
But the chart obtained by the AP shows a bell curve--with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy in kilotons --the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons.