Synthetic Fibers: Market Research Report

Date: April 22, 2010
Pages: 431
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Synthetic Fibers: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Synthetic Fibers in Thousand Tons.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 79 companies including ALFA, S.A.B. DE C.V, Akra Polyester S.A. de C.V, DAK Americas, LLC, Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, BASF Corporation, Cydsa SAB de CV, Derivados Acrilicos S.A. de C.V, Far Eastern New Century Corporation, FIBER VISIONS, L.P., ES FIBERVISIONS, Inc., Guilford Mills, Inc., Indorama Group, INVISTA, Kaneka Corporation, Kuraray Company Limited, Lenzing AG, Mitsubishi Rayon Company Limited, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Performance Fibers, Inc., Radici Partecipazioni SPA, Reliance Industries Limited, Recron (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Technical Absorbents Limited, Teijin Fibers Ltd.., TOHO Tenax Co.Ltd., Toyobo Co.Ltd., Unitika Ltd., Universal Fiber Systems, LLC, and Woongjin Chemical Company Limited.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Introduction
Current and Future Analysis
Developments of the Synthetic Fibers Industry
Global Growth Drivers and Constraints
Global Fiber Production Continues to Grow

Table 1. World Synthetic Fiber Production (2006) - Output for Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic, Cellulosic and Other Synthetic Fiber (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

China to Remain Leader in World Synthetic Fiber

Table 2. World Synthetic Textile Fiber Production (2006) - Output by Geographic Region for China, Western Europe, ASEAN, Taiwan, India, USA, South Korea, Japan, and Others (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Synthetic Fiber to Outsell Cotton
Asia Pacific Markets Witness Growth in Demand for Acrylic Fibers
High End Synthetics to Exhibit Fastest Growth
Synthetic & High-Tech Fabrics - Popular with Designers
Challenges Confronting Synthetic Fiber Industry
Future Perspective
Key Statistical Data

Table 3. World Imports and Exports of Raw-Synthetic Fibers (1991-2005) (In '000 pounds) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Synthetic Fibers – A Definition
Classification of Synthetic Fibers
A Peek Into History of Synthetic Fibers
Production Process of Synthetic Fibers
Polymerization - A Process to Manufacture Synthetic Fibers
Undesirable Effects of Dyestuffs Used in Chemical Fibers
Select Synthetic Fibers
Select Specialty Synthetic Fibers
Select Modern Synthetic Fibers
Review Of Select Synthetic Fibers
Polyester
Types of Polyester Fiber
Polyester Filament (PFY)
Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF)
Polyester Chips: The Raw Material
Polyester Filament Versus Polyester Staple Fiber
Production Process of Polyester
Market Overview
Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) – Following Suit…
A Remarkable Presence
Major Polyester Producing Nations
Factors Influencing Polyester Market
Acrylic Fiber
Development of Microfibers
Acrylonitrile: The Raw Material
Production Process
Market Overview
China: A Global Leader
The Main Pricing Influences
Advantages of Acrylic Fibers
Applications

Table 4. Consumption of Acrylic Fibers Worldwide (2006): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector - Apparel, Home Furnishings, Industrial and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Rayon
Market Perspective
Types of Rayon
Production Process
Viscose Rayon Staple Fiber - A Form of Rayon
Yarns Manufactured from VSF
Viscose Versus Other Fibers

Table 5. Rayon/Lyocell Market Worldwide (2006): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Apparel, Non-Wovens, Home Furnishings and Industrial (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Aramids
Nylon
Different Forms of Nylon

Table 6. Global Consumption of Nylon 6 and 66 (2006): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Carpets/Rugs, Apparel, Home Textiles and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Characteristics of Nylon 6,6/ABS
DuPont’s Tactel Nylon Fiber
Unique Properties
Market Overview

Table 7. Global Nylon Filament Production (2005) (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

DuPont Rolls Out Sorona® Renewably Sourced Fiber
SK Capital Partners Acquires Solutia's Integrated Nylon Business
FiberVisions Enters into Joint Venture with Tel Rad Cuyo
Weyerhaeuser to Establish Cellulose Fibers Processing Unit
Weyerhaeuser and Lenzing Launch Pilot Facility for TencelWeb™
The US Federal Trade Commission Approves DuPont's Sorona®
Empire Investment Holdings Acquires Polyester Fibers
Snow Phipps Acquires Remaining Minority Stake in FiberVisions
Kemira Plans to Form Joint Venture with Rockwood Holdings
Lenzing Group to Divest 60% Stake in Lenzing Paper
Indorama and Europlast Agree to Build Fiber and Tissue Facility
Performance Fibers Acquires Assets of INVISTA
INVISTA Kicks Off New Airbag Fiber Production Facility
Baiksan Lintex Selects EastONE™ Co-polyester of Eastman Chemical
Reliance Renames Hualon
Wellman Divests Polyester Fiber Business
Wellman Announces Closure of Johnsonville and Darlington Plants
AURELIUS Takes Over Wellman International
The Sterling Group Takes Over Universal Fiber Systems
CLARCOR Acquires Synthetic Fiber Business of Newton Tool
Reliance Acquires Hualon
David C. Poole Company Acquires Assets of Wellman

4.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

ALFA, S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico)
Akra Polyester S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
DAK Americas, LLC (US)
Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation (Japan)
BASF Corporation (US)
Cydsa SAB de CV (Mexico)
Derivados Acrilicos S.A. de C.V (Mexico)
Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Taiwan)

FIBER VISIONS, L.P. (US)

ES FIBERVISIONS, Inc. (US)
Guilford Mills, Inc. (US)
Indorama Group (Indonesia)
INVISTA (US)
Kaneka Corporation (Japan)
Kuraray Company Limited (Japan)
Lenzing AG (Austria)
Mitsubishi Rayon Company Limited (Japan)
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
Performance Fibers, Inc. (US)
Radici Partecipazioni, SPA (Italy)
Reliance Industries Limited (India)
Recron (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (Malaysia)
Technical Absorbents Limited (UK)
Teijin Fibers Ltd. (Japan)
TOHO Tenax Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Toyobo Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Unitika Ltd. (Japan)
Universal Fiber Systems, LLC (US)
Woongjin Chemical Company Limited (South Korea)

5.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 8. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World Historic Analysis for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. World 13-Year Perspective for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region –Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1.THE UNITED STATES

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Trends in the Synthetic Fibers Market

Table 11. US Synthetic Fibers Trade (2000-2005) (In Million Lbs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Fiber Consumption Trends
Key Thrust Areas for Synthetic Fibers
Export/Import Statistics

Table 12. US Exports of Polyester Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Mexico, Canada, Spain, Ecuador, El Salvador, Argentina, France, Italy, Peru, Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. US Imports of Polyester Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select County - South Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Germany, Vietnam, Japan, Belarus, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. US Exports of Modacrylic and Acrylic Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Canada, Netherlands, Mexico, Italy, India, China, Spain, Turkey, South Korea, Indonesia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. US Imports of Modacrylic and Acrylic Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Turkey, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Spain, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16. US Exports of Polypropylene Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Canada, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Colombia, China, Germany, UK, Australia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. US Imports of Polypropylene Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country – South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Canada, France, Brazil, Austria, Germany, China, Indonesia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. US Exports of Viscose Rayon Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Venezuela, Belgium, Spain, China, Brazil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19. US Imports of Viscose Rayon Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Austria, Germany, China, Finland, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. US Exports of Polyamide / Nylon Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Canada, Singapore, Belgium, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Pakistan, Netherlands, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. US Imports of Polyamide / Nylon Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country – For Germany, Mexico, UK, Italy, Japan, Canada, Belgium, South Korea, France, New Zealand, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. US Exports of Polyester Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Mexico, Netherlands, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Taiwan, China, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. US Imports of Polyester Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - China, Thailand, Germany, France, Turkey, Italy, Canada, UK, Spain, Japan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24. US Exports of Modacrylic/Acrylic Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Mexico, India, Canada, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Costa Rica, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. US Imports of Modacrylic / Acrylic Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Turkey, Mexico, Italy, Thailand, Japan, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, UK, China, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 26. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. US Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.EUROPE

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Recovering Synthetic Fibers Market
Growing Environmental Concerns Worries the Industry
Overview of Select Regional Markets
France
Germany
Turkey

Table 28. Turkish Exports of Synthetic Fiber (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country – Italy, US, Germany, Syria, Egypt, Belgium, Russia, UK, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 29. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30. European Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.ASIA PACIFIC

A. Market analysis
Outlook
Market Characteristics
Polyester Market Scenario
Asia Pacific Markets Witness Growth in Demand for Acrylic Fibers
B. Market analytics

Table 31. Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region – For China, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Rest of Asia Pacific Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32. Asia Pacific Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region – For China, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Rest of Asia Pacific Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33. Asia Pacific 13-Year Perspective for Synthetic Fibers by Geographic Region –Percentage Breakdown f Volume Demand for China, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Rest of Asia Pacific Markets for the Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3A.CHINA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Synthetic Non-Woven Fiber
Trends in Chinese synthetic fiber market

Table 34. Synthetic Textile Fiber Production in China (2006) - Output for Polyester, Viscose, Polyamide and Acrylic (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35. Nylon Filament Production in China (2000-2005) (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Polyester market
Market scenario

Table 36. Production Capacity of Polyester Textile Filament Yarn in China (2000-2005) (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37. Production Capacity of Polyester Stable Fiber in China (2000-2005) (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Polyester Chips Market
Acrylic Fibers Market
Major factors that helped the acrylic fiber sector to get out of the slackness are mainly
Specialty textiles market
Growing demand for flame retardant and automobile textiles
The Chinese textile industry overview
Strategic corporate developments

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 38. Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. Chinese Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3B.INDIA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current Scenario
Increasing Preference for Polyester
Key Player

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 40. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41. Indian Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3C.INDONESIA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Market Outlook
Polyester Market Scenario

Table 42. Indonesian Top Manufacturers of Synthetic Fibers (Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) and Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF)) by Capacity (in Thousand Tons) for the Year 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Key Player

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 43. Indonesian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers – Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 44. Indonesian Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3D.THAILAND

Market Analysis

Table 45. Thai Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46. Thai Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3E.REST OF ASIA PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Overview of Select Regional Markets
Taiwan

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 47. Rest of Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48. Rest of Asia Pacific Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.REST OF WORLD

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Overview of Select Regional Markets
Canada
Canadian Synthetic Fiber Export/Import Statistics

Table 49. Canadian Exports of Polyester Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - US, Mexico, and Spain (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 50. Canadian Imports of Polyester Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - US, South Korea, China, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India, Finland, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51. Canadian Exports of Modacrylic/Acrylic Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - US, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, China, and Uruguay (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52. Canadian Imports of Modacrylic / Acrylic Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Japan, Germany, Egypt, Portugal, US, Italy, UK, China, Spain, Peru, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53. Canadian Exports of Polypropylene Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - US, France, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Malaysia, India, Germany, Belgium, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54. Canadian Imports of Polypropylene Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - US, Belgium, South Korea, India, Austria, China, Belarus, Italy, UK, Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55. Canadian Exports of Viscose Rayon Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - US and Germany
Table 56. Canadian Imports of Viscose Rayon Fiber (Not Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Germany, US, China, Spain, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, UK, Thailand, India, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57. Canadian Exports of Polyamide / Nylon Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Select Country - Belgium, China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Malaysia, US, Kazakhstan, France, South Korea, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 58. Canadian Imports of Polyamide / Nylon Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - US, Germany, Japan, France, China, UK, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59. Canadian Imports of Polyester Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - China, US, and France (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60. Canadian Imports of Modacrylic / Acrylic Fiber (Combed or Carded) (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Select Country - Portugal, Turkey, Peru, Italy, US, Egypt, Taiwan, UK, and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Japan

Table 61. Synthetic Textile Fiber Production in Japan (2006) - Output for Polyester (Filament & Staple), Acrylic Staple, Polypropylene, Nylon Filament, Acetate, Rayon Staple and Other Synthetic Fiber (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Japanese Rayon Market
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 62. Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63. Rest of World Historic Perspective for Synthetic Fibers - Annual Demand in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 79 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 86)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Japan
Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Latin America
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