Polyester staple fibre & filament yarns Prices, markets & analysis
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Polyester staple fibre & filament yarns Overview Transcript
Polyester filament yarn or PFY products include partially oriented yarn POY and fully drawn yarn FDY and drawn texturised yarn DTY. Together with polyester staple fibre PSF and hollow conjugate fibre HCF, these products are used in textiles.
PFY is spun and knitted into fabric for upholstery, curtains, and garments. PSF is spun into yarn and then woven into fabric for clothing. HCF can be used as stuffing for toys and bedding.
The polyester products are made directly from feedstock terephthalic acid, PTA and monoethylene glycol MEG, or indirectly from fibre chips.
Polyester prices check closely the chain in feedstock PTA prices and are also affected by downstream textile demand.
As the primary substitute to natural fibre such as cotton polyester demand fluctuate with the supply and demand balance in the cotton market. Tight global supply of cotton is providing a boost in polyester usage in textiles
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Polyester staple fibre & filament yarns: Market overview
Asia’s polyester staple fibre (PSF) and polyester filament yarn (PFY) prices in China are poised for further decreases in the first quarter of 2014 as inventories pressure is set to rise amid continued weakness in demand, industry sources said.
Inventories at China’s polyester factories were at their highest in nearly six years at the end of 2013 and they are expected to rise during the Lunar New Year, as buying activities by downstream industries will be halted during the holiday period, market sources said. The general economic environment will continue to affect the polyester market. The speed of expansion of the industry is still ahead of demand growth and prices are not expected to recover in the near term.
The outlook for other parts of Asia is more optimistic. Demand for polyester from India and southeast Asia is expected to be stable on the back of stable feedstock costs, market sources said. With competitively priced materials, producers in this region commented that there is room for price increases after the downtrend seen in the last quarter of 2013.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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Polyester Fibre Filament Yarns Methodology
About Polyester staple fibre & filament yarns
The key use for polyester staple fibre and filament yarns is in textiles.
Polyester staple fibre (PSF) is of a short length and is derived either directly from the polymerisation of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) or from PET fibre chips.
Polyester filament yarn (PFY) is of a long length and is extruded directly from the polymerisation of PTA and MEG (this becomes spin drawn yarn) or indirectly from fibre chips (which results in fully drawn yarn).
Partially oriented yarn (POY) is derived from melting and spinning fibre chips. POY is then extruded and texturised into drawn texturised yarn (DTY).
PSF is spun into yarn then woven into fabric for apparel. Common lengths are 38 mm or 40 mm. It can also be used as stuffing for toys and pillows and as insulation and wadding for bedding and furniture. This grade is called hollow conjugate fibre, or fibre-fill. PFY is spun and knitted into fabric for upholstery and curtains. POY is a feedstock for DTY, which is in turn used for textiles.