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.
Spot price assessments cover a variety of polyester grades. This informative news and analysis can be used as an essential tool when making those crucial commercial choices.
Updated to Q1 2017
Prices in the polyester fibre market decreased in October, but continued to go rise in November and December. Prices of POY150D/48F were at yuan (CNY) 6,800-6,950/tonne in early October, rising to to CNY7,900-7,850/tonne in early December.
In the fourth quarter, global crude oil prices rebounded, which pushed up feedstock prices and offered strong support to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices from the cost side.
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Polyester staple fibre (PSF) is a short length derived either directly from the polymerisation of PTA and MEG or from PET fibre chips.
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.
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