World Terephthalates and Polyester Analysis

Chemical World Terephthalates & Polyester Analysis (formerly provided by CMAI) is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for major global polyester fiber and polyester packaging market fundamentals over an 11-year period (five-year history, base year, five-year forecast). Clients ordering the set this study receive detailed data on 8 products in 10 geographic regions, with five-year market forecasts.

The polyester chain, which supplies polyester fiber and packaging, is one of the more dynamic growth areas in the petrochemical sector. Demand for its products has thrived thanks to an expanding world population, increased wealth and the substitution of traditional packaging and textile materials — all made possible by technological breakthroughs that continue to presage a relatively strong long-term outlook for the industry. Overbuilding and surplus capacity, however, threaten the marginal benefits from this growth in demand, some less competitive production facilities may have to close.

World Terephthalates & Polyester Analysis (WTPA) study situates these recent industry shifts within their longer-term context. Each World Analysis examines supply, demand, production, capacity, pricing and profitability of its covered products over an 11-year period (five-year history, base year, five-year forecast). Clients gain single-source access to objective data and analysis for supporting their most critical investment and planning decisions.

Clients may order the WTPA in book and CD-ROM format. Included is 12-month’s access to the Chemical online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and biannual updates to the supply/demand database.

Products covered in the WTPA include:
  • Terephthalic acid
  • Dimethyl terephthalate
  • Polyester polymer
  • PET resin
  • Stable fiber
  • Filament yarn
  • Textile filament
  • Polyester film
  • Polytrimethylene terephthalate
  • Polybutylene terephthalate


Concepts covered:
  • World, regional and country-by-country analysis of market structure, strategic issues and emerging trends over an 11-year period (five-year history, base year, five-year forecast)
  • For WTPA: production capacities, by producer, country, location for
    • Terephthalic Acid
    • Dimethyl Terephthalate
    • PET Resin
    • Polyester Fiber
    • Staple Fiber
    • Filament yarn
  • Supply/demand balances by country and region
  • Regional summaries
  • Capacity tables by producer, country and location
  • Technology and production economics
  • Price history and forecasts for major products
  • Product trade grids
  • Major market location maps

Purchase of either study or the set includes:

  • One (1) copy each in book format and one (1) copy each in CD-ROM format
  • 12-Month Access to Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with biannual updates
  • Access to Chemical consultants who will provide a reasonable amount of consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
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