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Fibers, Specialty Organic

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary7
Introduction8
High-performance fibers12
Aramid fibers13
Description13
Manufacturing processes14
meta-Aramids14
para-Aramids15
Producing companies16
Production20
Consumption21
meta-Aramids22
Paper23
Textiles23
para-Aramids24
Protective fabrics25
Rubber reinforcement26
Asbestos replacement26
Composites27
Ropes and cables28
Other28
Price28
Trade29
Fluoropolymers30
Description30
Manufacturing processes30
Producing companies31
Price35
Trade35
Polybenzimidazole(PBI)fibers35
High-strength polyethylene fibers37
Manufacturing processes37
Producing companies37
Production41
Consumption41
Price43
Trade44
Polyimide44
Manufacturing processes44
Producing companies45
Consumption46
Price47
Trade47
Polyamideimide47
Description47
Producing companies48
Consumption49
Price49
Oxidized polyacrylonitrile fibers49
Description49
Producing companies50
Production52
Consumption53
Price54
Trade54
Novoloid fibers55
Description55
Producing companies55
Production56
Consumption56
Price57
Liquid crystal polymer fibers57
Description57
Producing companies57
Production59
Consumption59
Price60
Trade61
Other high-performance fibers61
Polyphenylene sulfide fibers61
Description61
Producing companies61
Consumption63
Price64
Polyetherimide fibers65
Polyetheretherketone fibers66
Melamine fibers68
Modified viscose fibers69
Flame-resistant viscose70
Polyethylene naphthalate(PEN) fibers71
Polyketone fibers71
Specialty textile fibers72
Chlorofibers72
Vinyon72
Description72
Producing companies72
Saran74
Polyvinyl alcohol fibers75
Manufacturing processes75
Producing companies76
Elastomeric fibers79
Spandex79
Description79
Manufacturing processes79
Producing companies81
Production86
Consumption87
Activewear/outerwear89
Hosiery90
Intimate apparel90
Other91
Improved spandex fibers91
Price92
Trade95
Rubber threads98
Description98
Producing companies99
Consumption100
Hosiery applications101
Specialty applicationsPrice101
Trade102
Other specialty organic fibers107
Polycarbonate fibers107
Copolymer polyamide fibers107
Promix108
Synthetic pulp108
Special function fibers109
Polymeric optical fibers109
Description109
Manufacturing processes111
Producing companies112
Production114
Consumption114
Price115
Hollow fibers115
Description115
Producing companies116
Consumption118
Hyperfiltration119
Reverse osmosis119
Gas separation121
Ultrafiltration122
Microfiltration122
Dialysis123
Other medical applications124
Appendix—properties of high-performance specialty organic fibers125
Bibliography126
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