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
In China, polyester staple fibre (PSF) and filament yarns (PFY) prices are poised for more volatility in the second quarter, though fluctuations would be limited, industry sources said.
Market sources said prices are poised to increase through the second quarter with the peak season in April and May. However, prices are likely to fall when the lull period starts in late May.
Polyester prices have not risen since February because of slower-than-expected demand as well as lower feedstock purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) prices in the first quarter
Export volume is expected to rise due to a weaker Chinese yuan against the US dollar and feedstock costs, coupled with new capacities coming on stream and increased competition among sellers.
In India, exporters’ second-quarter outlook is mixed amid political uncertainty with the upcoming general elections and unclear price direction for raw materials. Disruptions in the electrical supply in the hotter months of May and June as well as insufficient workers during this period might also affect polyester availability.
Southeast Asian sellers are expecting a better market amid tighter supply due to turnarounds at polyester factories in the second quarter and stable raw material prices.
Updated to mid-April 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.