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ICIS publishes a dedicated Asia weekly pricing report for polyester staple fibre and filament yarns to cover the high trade activity in the Asia markets. We offer timely and in-depth market data, including price assessments, trade activity, feedstock supply and analysis of each region’s current and upcoming export availability.
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Our Pricing Methodology: ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors, by more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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Polyester staple fibre (PSF) is derived either directly from the polymerisation of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) or from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibre chips while polyester filament yarn (PFY) 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). Other types of fibre feedtsocks include partially oriented yarn (POY) that is derived from melting and spinning fibre chips and then later extruded and texturised into drawn texturised yarn (DTY).
The key use for polyester staple fibre and filament yarns is in textiles where 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.
Ethylene glycol, PTA