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
Updated to Q3 2014
Polyester staple fibre (PSF) and filament yarn (PFY) market outlook for Asia is uncertain amid unclear price direction for feedstocks purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) and strong buyer resistance expected for higher offers.
With large fluctuations in PTA prices seen at the end of the second half of 2014, market participants were unsure if polyester prices could remain stable.
Prices of PTA and MEG moved upwards from May, which led to higher offers of polyester week by week. Although domestic markets in some parts of Asia were able to accept these offers, buyers in the export arena largely stayed on the sidelines in anticipation of lower prices in the near term.
Acceptance of the higher offers by buyers would be difficult at the start of the third quarter. Offers would remain at end-Q2 levels, as producers would strive to protect their margins amid higher feedstock prices, market sources said.
Indian exporters might face higher production costs if antidumping duty (ADD) for PTA imports are imposed.
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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.