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Polyester Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction13
Manufacturing processes15
Polymer production15
Fiber manufacturing16
Environmental issues19
Supply and demand by region20
World20
Capacity20
Producing companies22
Salient statistics23
Consumption26
Apparel28
Home furnishing28
Industrial applications29
Nonwoven fabrics29
Price30
Trade31
North America36
Overview36
Capacity36
Salient statistics37
Consumption39
Trade41
United States42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics46
Consumption48
Trade51
Canada52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Consumption54
Trade55
Mexico55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics57
Consumption59
Trade61
South America62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics64
Consumption66
Trade68
Western Europe68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics71
Consumption73
Trade75
Central Europe75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics77
Consumption79
Trade80
CIS and Baltic States81
Producing companies81
Salient statistics83
Consumption85
Trade87
Middle East88
Producing companies88
Salient statistics89
Consumption91
Trade93
Africa94
Producing companies94
Salient statistics95
Consumption97
Trade99
Indian Subcontinent99
Producing companies99
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 106
Trade 107
Northeast Asia 108
Overview 108
Capacity 108
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 112
Trade 113
China 114
Producing companies 114
Salient statistics 132
Consumption 135
Textile filament 136
Industrial filament 136
Staple fiber 137
Trade 137
Japan 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 139
Consumption 141
Trade 143
South Korea 143
Producing companies 143
Salient statistics 145
Consumption 147
Trade 149
Taiwan 149
Producing companies 149
Salient statistics 151
Consumption 153
Trade 155
Southeast Asia 155
Producing companies 155
Salient statistics 159
Consumption 161
Trade 163
Bibliography 164
Revisions 165
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