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Polyester Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes15
Polymer production17
Fiber manufacturing19
Environmental issues21
Supply and demand by region22
World22
Capacity22
Producing companies23
Salient statistics25
Consumption27
Apparel31
Home furnishing31
Industrial applications32
Nonwoven fabrics32
Price33
Trade34
North America38
Overview38
Capacity38
Salient statistics38
Consumption40
Trade42
United States43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics47
Consumption50
Trade52
Canada53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics53
Consumption55
Trade56
Mexico57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics59
Consumption60
Trade62
South America63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics66
Consumption68
Trade70
Western Europe71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics74
Consumption76
Trade77
Central Europe78
Producing companies78
Salient statistics80
Consumption82
Trade84
CIS and Baltic States85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics87
Consumption90
Trade91
Middle East92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics94
Consumption96
Trade98
Africa99
Producing companies99
Salient statistics101
Consumption103
Trade105
Indian Subcontinent106
Producing companies106
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 114
Trade 115
Northeast Asia 116
Overview 116
Capacity 116
Salient statistics 118
Consumption 120
Trade 121
China 122
Producing companies 122
Salient statistics 143
Consumption 146
Textile filament 147
Industrial filament 148
Staple fiber 148
Trade 148
Japan 149
Producing companies 149
Salient statistics 151
Consumption 153
Trade 155
South Korea 156
Producing companies 156
Salient statistics 158
Consumption 161
Trade 162
Taiwan 163
Producing companies 163
Salient statistics 165
Consumption 167
Trade 169
Southeast Asia 169
Producing companies 169
Salient statistics 174
Consumption 176
Trade 178
Additional resources 179
Revisions 180
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