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Polyester Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
List of abbreviations 8
Summary 9
Introduction 15
Manufacturing processes 18
Polymer production 18
Fiber manufacturing 20
Environmental issues 22
Supply and demand by region 23
World 23
Capacity 23
Producing companies 24
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 29
Apparel 32
Home furnishing 33
Industrial applications 34
Nonwoven fabrics 34
Price 35
Trade 36
North America 40
Overview 40
Capacity 40
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 43
Trade 44
United States 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 53
Canada 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 56
Mexico 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 61
Central and South America 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 66
Trade 68
Western Europe 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 73
Trade 74
Central and Eastern Europe 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 79
CIS and Baltic States 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 85
Middle East 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 89
Trade 90
Africa 91
Producing companies 91
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 95
Indian Subcontinent 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 102
Trade 104
Northeast Asia 104
Overview 104
Capacity 104
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 108
Trade 110
Mainland China 111
Producing companies 111
Salient statistics 134
Consumption 136
Textile filament 138
Industrial filament 139
Staple fiber 139
Trade 139
Japan 140
Producing companies 140
Salient statistics 142
Consumption 143
Trade 144
South Korea 145
Producing companies 145
Salient statistics 147
Consumption 148
Trade 150
Taiwan 151
Producing companies 151
Salient statistics 153
Consumption 154
Trade 156
Southeast Asia 156
Producing companies 156
Salient statistics 160
Consumption 162
Trade 165
Additional resources 166
Revisions 167
Data Workbook 168
Notice 169
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