BizVibe: Synthetic Fibres Sector Seeing New Applications, Competition

An overview of the global spandex fibre market. (Graphic: Business Wire)

LONDON--()--Synthetic fibres are becoming more popular in the global textile and apparel industry due to their versatility, ease of use, high availability, and considerably lower cost than many natural textiles. However, environmental, financial, and infrastructural factors are preventing all synthetic fibres from seeing the same levels of success and demand around the world. Details about this complex market are some of this week’s top stories on BizVibe.

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Spandex fibre seeing increased growth and new applications

The global spandex fibre market was valued at USD 5.8 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach around USD 10.5 billion by 2022. This ongoing growth is mostly due to the growing preference for and adoption of spandex-based stretch clothing. Though once almost entirely limited to lounge and athletic apparel, there is new demand and applications for spandex fibre in the healthcare, oil and gas, new energies, automotive, and aviation industries due its characteristics such as elasticity, durability, and abrasion resistance.

The regions where spandex is popular are changing as well. North America and Europe collectively account for more than 25% of the worldwide demand for spandex fibre, but are expected to be overtaken by Asia Pacific. This region is expected to have the fastest growth rate and is projected to have a CAGR of 9.5% in value terms by 2022.

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Polyester reigns supreme in Indonesia

High electricity costs and price-sensitive consumers are keeping the demand for polyester high in Indonesia’s textile industry, and allowing it to continuously outpace the demand for nylon yarn. Polyester is less expensive to produce and less expensive to purchase, making it a hit with consumers and manufacturers alike.

Energy in Indonesia is fairly unreliable and highly expensive, and is one of the main reasons behind polyester’s stable demand. Electricity costs comprise more than 25% of total costs in the upstream textiles sector and 1% of total costs in the garment industry. While innovations in the production methods and machinery used to manufacture this yarn may lead to increased demand in the future, polyester remains cheaper and less energy-consuming to produce and, therefore, will remain popular.

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Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive



Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive