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Market Data & Pricing


Year-end planning to create greater value for your business in 2022

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The Fabric Year 2021 – Holistic approach from fibers to fabrics

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M&A deal teams & terms – navigating the jungle when selling your business

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Access to shipping containers

As if COVID lockdowns and their implications for supply and demand were not challenging enough, every stage of the nonwovens supply chain from resin through end-customer is wrestling with a global ocean shipping crisis that is forcing many to make changes in how they do business – often at significant cost in terms of additional …

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Filament and spun yarn markets

Both filament and spun yarn production marked new all-time highs achieving a joint level of 96 million tonnes in 2019. The average annual growth rate of yarn production in the century accounted for 4%, driven by faster filament expansion of 6% annually while spun yarns advanced 2%. Rapid filament growth led to parity in 2013, …

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Global supply of staple fibers and filament yarns recorded an average annual growth rate of 3% during the previous four decades. The dominant share of staple fibers, accounting for more than 80% in the 1980s, gradually scaled down. At present, staple fiber volumes still are one step ahead with a relative majority of 52% thanks …

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Global COVID-19 cases (rolling 7-day average, in 1000s)

COVID-19 is the macro event of our lifetimes, affecting the life and business of virtually everyone on the planet. For the global economy, the speed and depth of the pandemic’s effects represented an unprecedented shock. Global impact In their report released near the end of January, the International Monetary Fund was predicting 2020 would be …

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Chart of Polyester Feedstocks 2005-2023

World fiber supply was balanced between natural and manmade fibers a quarter of a century ago but the latter considerably gained momentum afterwards, holding a current market share of more than 70% in recent years. Consequentially, corresponding feedstocks have been expanded likewise. Massive investments in Chinese industry will increasingly impact today’s major supplying nations. Nylon …

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