Global demand for manufactured fibers will rise 4.7 percent annually through 2012. Polyester will continue to dominate output while specialty products such as spandex, aramid and carbon fibers grow the fastest. The industry will remain concentrated in Asia, where the fastest growth is also expected.
This study analyzes the 46 million metric ton world textile fiber industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by fiber type (e.g., polyester, olefin, nylon, acrylic and modacrylic), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and major country.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Formosa Plastics, Toray Industries and INVISTA.