ICIS publishes a weekly Polyester staple fibre & filament yarns report in Asia. The market intelligence gathered by our locally-based reporters gives a reliable and unbiased overview of market movements, tables and graphs, feedstocks and regional updates across Asia and any other influencing factors.
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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 Q2 2016
Polyester staple fibre (PSF) and filament yarn (PFY) prices are expected to be supported by improvement in downstream demand in April and early May. Demand typically picks up in the second quarter given the traditional improvement in seasonal consumption for downstream products. However, gains would likely be capped by an increase in supply as most polyester facilities would be looking to run at higher operating rates.
Price direction would remain dependent on movement of feedstock price and given the firm position of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), there should be support for prices in the second quarter. Crude oil values is also expected to impact general price direction of PSF and PFY. However, Chinese domestic demand would likely be tapered by a slowdown of the China economy. This might increase inventory pressure on Chinese producers and limit price gains. Downward pressure may occur later in May as demand starts to slowdown and inventory levels increase.
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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.