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Polyolefin Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Industry structure and dynamics 11
Introduction 12
Manufacturing processes 13
Filament extrusions 13
Film fiber 13
Environmental issues 14
Supply and demand by region 15
United States 15
Producing companies 15
Salient statistics 17
Consumption 20
Carpets and rugs 21
Carpet backing 22
Carpet face fiber 23
Nonwovens 24
Sanitary coverstock 25
Filtration 25
Medical applications 26
Home furnishings 26
Geosynthetic fabrics 26
–Wiping cloths 27
Industrial garments 27
Construction 27
Durable papers 28
Other 28
Industrial applications 28
Rope, cordage, and twine 29
Bags, bagging, and bale wrap 29
Narrow-woven webs and tapes 30
Other 30
Home furnishings 30
Apparel 31
Price 32
Trade 32
Imports 32
Exports 33
Canada 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 34
Trade 34
Mexico 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Central and South America 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 36
Western Europe 37
Producing companies 37
Production 40
Consumption 41
Carpets and rugs 43
Carpet face yarns 44
Carpet backing 44
Industrial 45
Rope, cordage, and twine 45
Sacks and bale wrap 46
Other 46
Nonwovens 47
Home furnishings 47
Apparel 48
Price 48
Trade 48
Central and Eastern Europe 49
Producing companies 49
Production 51
Consumption 52
Trade 53
Middle East and Africa 53
Producing companies 53
Consumption 55
Indian Subcontinent 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 59
Production 59
Consumption 60
Mainland China 61
Producing companies 61
Production 66
Consumption 67
Trade 70
Japan 71
Producing companies 71
Production 73
Consumption 74
Carpets and rugs 76
Industrial applications 76
Nonwovens 77
Other Northeast Asia 77
Overview 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
South Korea 80
Capacity 80
Production 80
Consumption 81
Taiwan 82
Capacity 82
Production 83
Consumption 83
Southeast Asia 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Oceania 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 87
Consumption 87
Glossary 89
Additional resources 90
Revisions 91
Data Workbook 92
Notice 93
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