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High Growth Forecasted for the World Polyester Market

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World Polyester Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polyester in Thousands of Tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Filament Yarn, and Staple Fiber. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 105 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Brilen SA, Century Enka Limited, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Indo Rama Synthetics, JBF Industries Limited, Kolon Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Montefibre SpA, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Performance Fibers, Inc., Reliance Industries Limited, Unifi, Inc., and Wellman, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


POLYESTER MCP-2124 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 

CONTENTS 

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Polyester I-3 
Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) I-3 
Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) I-3 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Market Overview II-1 
Bearish Trend to Quit Global Polyester Market II-1 
Key Success Factors II-1 
Table 1: Global Polyester Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Application - Apparel, 
Furnishing, Automotive, Medical, Carpets & Rugs, and Other 
Industrial (includes corresponding graph/chart) II-2 
A Highly Fragmented Market II-2 
Table 2: Global Polyester Fabrics Market (2003): Percentage 
Breakdown of Exports in Value by Country/Region - China, Hong 
Kong, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, E.U, America, Indonesia, Turkey, 
Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-2 

2. Industry Analysis II-3 
Global Fiber Market II-3 
Table 3: Global Manmade Fiber Production: 1990-2010 (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) II-3 
Factors Influencing the Polyester Market II-3 
Polyester - Substitute for Many Products II-4 
Olefin Vs. Polyester in the Nonwovens Sector II-4 
Cotton: No Longer the Perfect Fiber II-5 
Market Trends II-5 
Polyester Recur as Sports Clothing II-5 
Asian Polyester Producers - Integrating Backwards II-5 
Plants: Being Designed with Four-Reactor Construction II-5 
Fluctuating Polyester Demand from Textile Industry II-5 
Threat from Substitutes - A Concern Forever? II-6 
Asian Polyester Imports Continue to Affect the US and 
European Markets II-6 
Re-entry into the Fashion Scene II-6 
Asian Countries Take Center Stage in Global Polyester Arena II-6 
Cyclical Industry II-7 
The Polyester Landscape II-7 

3. Global Market Overview II-8 
Table 4: Major End-Use Applications Worldwide for Polyester 
Filament Yarns (2002-2004) - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Sales for Textile, Flooring, and Technical (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 

Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Market for Bi-Oriented 
Polyester (2001) - Percentage Share of Total Installed 
Capacity for DuPont Teijin Film, Toray, Mitsubishi Polyester 
Films, SKC, Kolon, Carware Polyester, Toyobo, & Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 

Table 6: Worldwide Polyester Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Country - China, Taiwan, 
Korea, India, USA, Indonesia, and Others (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) II-9 

4. Product Overview II-10 
Polyester II-10 
Physical Properties II-10 
Superiority of Polyester II-10 
Table 7: Polyester Resin Market: Percentage Breakdown by 
End-Use Type for PET, Filament Yarn, Staple Fiber, Chip, 
Film, and Others (includes corresponding graph/chart) II-10 
Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) II-11 
Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) II-11 
A Substitute for Cotton in China II-11 
Polyester Filament and Polyester Staple Fiber - A Comparison II-11 
Polyester Hollow Fiber - Another Form of Polyester Filament II-11 
Partially Oriented Yarn II-11 
Polyester Chips II-11 
Raw Material for Several Fabrics II-12 
Polyester Film II-12 
Thermoplastic Resins II-12 
Polyester Nonwovens II-12 
Unsaturated Polyester II-12 
PTT II-13 
Other Products II-13 
Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) II-13 
Liquid Crystal Polymer II-13 
Polyester Microfibers and Microfilaments II-13 

5. Raw Materials Overview II-14 
Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) II-14 
PTA Demand in Asia II-14 
Ethylene Oxide II-14 
Ethylene Glycol II-14 
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) II-14 
Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)... II-14 

6. Production Process II-15 
Yarn Production II-15 
Filament and Staple Fibers II-15 
Filaments II-15 
Staple Fibers II-15 
Plies II-16 
Twist II-16 
Texturizing Yarn II-16 
Major Advantages of Texturizing II-16 
Texturizing Techniques II-17 

7. End-User Analysis II-18 
Applications in Textile Industry II-18 
Tire Reinforcement II-18 
A Near Substitute for Nylon in Carpets II-18 
Other Applications II-19 

8. Technological Issues II-20 
Separation of Polyester Fiber in Blended Textiles II-20 
Preparation of Polyester Foam II-20 
Induction of Antibacterial Properties into Polyester Fibers II-20 
Hollofil Fibers II-20 
Production of Monofilaments II-20 

9. Product Innovations/Introductions II-21 
Patagonia Introduces Polyester- Based Recyclable Jackets II-21 
Teijin Fibers Limited Develops ECO STORM(TM) II-21 
DuPont Teijin Films Unleashes Mylar(R) COOK Range II-21 
SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Develops Polyester Chip II-21 
Teijin Fibers Develops Waveron(R) with UV Capabilities II-22 
Mitsubishi Rayon Launches B-PET Polyester II-22 
Toray Introduces New Polyester Filament Types II-22 
Synetix Develops New Ti-based Catalyst II-22 
Papyron Develops New Polyester Film II-22 
Mitsubishi Develops New Polyester Yarn II-22 

10. Recent Industry Activity II-23 
Kolon Industries Spins-off P/F and N/F Business II-23 
Kolon Industries Shuts Operations at Gimcheon Plant II-23 
Nan Ya, Chemtura and Wistron Join HDPUG II-23 
Performance Fibers Acquires North American Assets of Invista II-23 
Teijin Fibers and Showa Shell Sekiyu Form Joint Venture II-23 
Indorama Thailand to Acquire Tuntex II-23 
PT Indorama Synthetics Plans Capacity Expansion II-24 
JBF to Acquire Microsynth Fabrics II-24 
Performance Fibers Inks Agreement with Chinese Polyester 
Manufacturer II-24 
Performance Fiber Undertakes Capacity Expansion at German 
Facility II-24 
RIL Acquires Hualon II-24 
Unifi Wraps-Up Operations at Kinston Unit II-24 
AURELIUS AG Acquires Wellman International II-25 
Teijin Fibers Limited Plans Increased Use of PURITY(R) II-25 
N700 Series Shinkansen Bullet Train to use ELK(R) from Teijin II-25 
Toray Industries and Toray Engineering Sign Contract with SRF II-25 
Trevira Neckelmann Shifts Production to Poland II-25 
Indorama Acquires European Polyester Operations of Eastman II-25 
JBF Industries Forms Joint Venture in UAE II-25 
Performance Fibers Acquires Germany Based Operations of Invista II-26 
Performance Fibers Stalls Polyester Fiber Production II-26 
Unifi Signs Definitive Agreement with Dillon Yarn II-26 
SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Production Reaches 150,000 Tons II-26 
Reliance Industries' Polyester Expansion Task Nearing Completion II-26 
JBF Industries Expands Polyester Output II-26 
Freudenberg Politex Opens Polyester Plant in Russia II-26 
Bombay Dyeing Establishes Polyester Unit in India II-27 
Indo Rama Synthetics Doubles Polyester Capacity II-27 
Performance Fibers Acquires Diolen's Polyester Yarn Business II-27 
Reichhold Investments BV Acquired through Management Buyout Deal II-27 
INVISTA Acquires Stakes in Opelonetex II-27 
Teijin Collaborates with Patagonia for Polyester Product 
Recycling Program II-27 
European Commission Enforces High Tariff on PSF Imports II-28 
Performance Fibers Acquires Performance Fibers (Kaiping) II-28 
Toray to Expand Optical Polyester Films Capacity II-28 
Reliance Industries Teams Up with Vacon II-28 
Garden Silk Initiates Polyester POY Facility in Surat II-28 
DSM Acquires NeoResins from Avecia II-28 
Reichhold Acquires Industria Brasileira de Resinas' 
Unsaturated Polyester Resins Division II-29 
Kremikovtsi AD Acquires Lemind-FLP II-29 
DuPont-Akra Polyester Commences Operations II-29 
Polyplex Begins Production at Metalised Polyester Film Plant II-29 
Dainippon and Hitachi Chemical Merge Polyester Resin Businesses II-29 
Unifi and Yizheng Float Polyester Yarn Joint Venture II-30 
Novamont Acquires EBCO from Eastman Chemical II-30 
Reliance Industries Acquires Trevira II-30 
SRF Acquires SRF Polymers' Polyester Film Operations II-30 
M&G Finanziaria Industriale Acquires Chemtex International II-30 
Sabanci Holding Acquires Joint Venture II-30 
Honam Acquires Majority Stake in KP Chemical II-31 
SCP Acquires Performance Fiber Business from Honeywell II-31 
Koch Subsidiaries Buys DuPont's Fibers Unit in USA II-31 
Jiangxi Establishes New PET Filament Yarn Facility II-31 
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Commences Production at New 
Polyester Plant II-31 
Sanko Holding Invests in Polyester Film Production in Turkey II-31 
Zimmer Wins Contracts for Polyester Plant II-32 
Zimmer Bags Order from Reliance Industries II-32 
Zimmer Bags Contract for Polyester Plant in Lithuania II-32 
Reliance Industries Increases Capacity of Polyester Specialties II-32 
Reliance Industries Enters into a Contract with Zimmer II-32 
Shaoxing Yuandong New Polyester and Sinopec Yizheng Assign 
Contracts to Zimmer II-32 
Ashland Acquires Polyester Assets of Neste Polyesters II-33 
Reliance Industries Acquires Polyester Business of JCT II-33 
Alpek Acquires Polyester Business of DuPont II-33 
Sabanci Acquires Sakosa Polyester Tire Unit II-33 
La Seda de Barcelona Acquires 82% Stake in Industrias Quimicas II-33 
JE Merit Receives Contract from Mitsubishi II-33 
Jiangsu and Toray Form Chinese Joint Venture II-33 
Zimmer Bags Contract from Saudi Egyptian Petrochemical II-34 
Zimmer and Oriental Polyester Sign Contract II-34 
Zimmer Receives Contract from Thai Polyester II-34 
Guangdong Ropes in Inventa-Fischer II-34 
Zimmer and Lurgi India Bag Contract from South Asian Petrochem II-34 
Zimmer Bags Contract from Austrian Petrochemical Holding II-34 
Eastman Chemicals Incorporates Voridian II-34 
Montefibre Enhances Production Capacity of Polyester Staple 
Fiber Plant II-34 
Oxid Enhances Production Capacity of Specialty Polyester Polyols II-34 
Yanshan Expands Production Capacity of Polyester Tackifying Unit II-35 
DuPont Teijin Closes Plants in the US II-35 
Wellman Closes Polyester Staple Unit II-35 
Teijin Cuts Production Capacity of Polyester Filament Unit II-35 
DCL Polyesters Undertakes Major Reconstruction Program II-35 
Shaoxing Huazhong Halts Polyester Operations II-35 
Indian Oil Opts for DuPont Technology II-35 
ICI Pakistan Expands Capacity of Polyester Staple Fiber Plant II-35 
Teijin Expands Production Capacity of Polyester Staple Fiber 
Plant II-35 

11. Focus on Select Global Players II-36 
Brilen SA (Spain) II-36 
Century Enka Limited (India) II-36 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA) II-36 
Indo Rama Synthetics (India) II-37 
JBF Industries Limited (India) II-37 
Kolon Industries, Inc. (South Korea) II-37 
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-38 
Montefibre SpA (Italy) II-38 
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-38 
Performance Fibers, Inc. (USA) II-39 
Reliance Industries Limited (India) II-39 
Unifi, Inc. (USA) II-39 
Wellman, Inc. (USA) II-40 

12. Global Market Perspective II-41 
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures 
in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41 

Table 9: World Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-42 

Table 10: World Historic Review for Polyester by Geographic 
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008,& 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester Filament Yarn by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America 
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 

Table 13: World Long Term Projections for Polyester Filament 
Yarn by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 14: World Historic Review for Polyester Filament Yarn by 
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester Filament 
Yarn by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester Staple Fiber by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America 
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 17: World Long Term Projections for Polyester Staple 
Fiber by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures 
in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

Table 18: World Historic Review for Polyester Staple Fiber by 
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester Staple Fiber 
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current & Future Analysis III-1 
Low Prices: A Growing Concern III-1 
End-Use Applications for Polyester Fiber III-1 
Table 20: Polyester Fiber Market in the US (2005): 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use 
Application - Apparel, Carpets & Rugs, Fiberfill, Interior 
Textiles, Non-woven Fabrics, and Industrial (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 
Apparel III-1 
Polyester: A Major Fiber for Outwear III-2 
Table 21: Polyester Fiber Market in the US (2002): 
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption in Women's Outwear by 
Fiber Type - Cotton, Nylon Leather, Wool, Polyester, and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 22: Shipments of Fibers to Nonwoven Products (2000 & 
2001) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 23: US Synthetic Fiber Production in 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 24: Leading Players in the US Polyester Staple Fiber 
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Annual Production 
Capacity for Wellman, DAK, Nan Ya, Invista, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 
US Initiates Anti-dumping Duty Inquiry on PRC Imports III-3 
Product Developments III-3 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4 
Key Players III-7 
B.Market Analytics III-10 
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 26: US Long Term Projections for Polyester by Product 
Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 27: US Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 28: US 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Polyester 
Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets for 
Years1998, 2008, & 2012 III-11 

2. Canada III-12 
Market Analysis III-12 
Current & Future Analysis III-12 
Table 29: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn 
and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 30: Canadian Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 
2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 31: Canadian Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 32: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-14 

3. Japan III-15 
A.Market Analysis III-15 
Current & Future Analysis III-15 
Product Launches/Developments III-15 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16 
Key Players III-17 
B.Market Analytics III-19 
Table 33: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn 
and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 34: Japanese Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 36: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-20 

4. Europe III-21 
A.Market Analysis III-21 
Current & Future Analysis III-21 
Market Overview III-21 
Table 37: Leading Importers of Fabric Woven from Synthetic 
Filament Yarn to the European Union in Thousand Tons (1991 
& 2001) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 38: Leading Players in the European Polyester Staple 
Fiber Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Annual 
Production Capacity for Wellman, Trevira, Elana, Faser, 
Advansa, Tergal, Silon, and Others (includes corresponding 
graph/chart) III-22 
EU Contemplates Duty over Polyester Fiber Imports III-22 
Strategic Corporate Development III-22 
B.Market Analytics III-23 
Table 39: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, 
Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 40: European Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, 
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 41: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn 
and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 42: European Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 43: European Historic Review for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, 
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 44: European Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 45: European 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of 
Europe Markets for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 46: European 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-27 

4a. France III-28 
Market Analysis III-28 
Current & Future Analysis III-28 
Key Player III-28 
Table 47: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 48: French Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 49: French Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 50: French 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-30 

4b. Germany III-31 
Market Analysis III-31 
Current & Future Analysis III-31 
Strategic Corporate Development III-31 
Table 51: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

Table 52: German Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 53: German Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 54: German 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-33 

4c. The United Kingdom III-34 
A.Market Analysis III-34 
Current & Future Analysis III-34 
Product Development III-34 
B.Market Analytics III-34 
Table 55: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 56: UK Long Term Projections for Polyester by Product 
Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 57: UK Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 58: UK 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Polyester 
Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets for Years 
1998, 2008, & 2012 III-36 

4d. Italy III-37 
A.Market Analysis III-37 
Current & Future Analysis III-37 
Polyester Imports III-37 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-37 
Key Player III-37 
B.Market Analytics III-38 
Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 60: Italian Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 61: Italian Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple 
Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 
2000(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 62: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-40 

4e. Spain III-41 
A.Market Analysis III-41 
Current & Future Analysis III-41 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-41 Key Player III-41 
B.Market Analytics III-42 
Table 63: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 64: Spanish Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 65: Spanish Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 66: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-43 

4f. Russia III-44 
A.Market Analysis III-44 
Current & Future Analysis III-44 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44 
B.Market Analytics III-45 
Table 67: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

Table 68: Russian Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 70: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years1998, 2008, & 2012 III-46 

4g Rest of Europe III-47 
A.Market Analysis III-47 
Current & Future Analysis III-47 
Product Development III-47 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-47 
Key Players III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester 
Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 72: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Polyester 
by Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 73: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 74: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Polyester 
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets for Years 998, 2008, & 2012 III-51 

5. Asia-Pacific III-52 
A.Market Analysis III-52 
Current & Future Analysis III-52 
The Region of Bigwigs Stands Tall III-52 
Table 75: Polyester Staple Fiber Market in Asia-Pacific 
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity 
by Country - China, Taiwan, India, Korea & Others (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-52 
Overcoming Oversupply Situation III-52 
Asian Players Throng Western Markets III-53 
Focus on Select Markets III-53 
Indonesia III-53 
Market Overview III-53 
Roadblocks for the Synthetic Fiber Industry III-54 
Export-Import Scenario III-54 
Polyester Fiber Production Capacity III-54 
Table 76: Production of Polyester Filament Yarn In 
Indonesia (2007): Breakdown of Annual Production 
Capacity of Leading Players (In '000 Tonnes) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

Table 77: Production of Polyester Staple Fiber In 
Indonesia (2007): Breakdown of Annual Production 
Capacity of Leading Players (In '000 Tonnes) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

Table 78: Annual Production of Polyester and Nylon Fiber 
in Indonesia for the Years 2004, 2005 & 2006 (In '000 
Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 
Polyester Fiber: Imports and Exports III-55 
Table 79: Indonesia Polyester Fiber Market (2000-2003): 
Imports in Tons by Product Segment - Polyester Staple 
Fibers (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarns (PFY) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 80: Indonesia Polyester Fiber Market (2000-2003): 
Imports in US$ '000 by Product Segment - Polyester 
Staple Fibers (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarns (PFY) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 81: Indonesia Polyester Staple Fiber Market 
(2003): Exports in Tons by Select Country - India, 
China, Hong Kong, Egypt, Bangladesh, Australia, 
Thailand, United States, Germany, and Iran (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 82: Indonesia Polyester Staple Fiber Market 
(2003): Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - India, 
China, Hong Kong, Egypt, Bangladesh, Australia, 
Thailand, United States, Iran, & Germany (include 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 83: Indonesia Polyester Filament Yarn Market 
(2003): Exports in Tons by Select Country - India, 
Japan, Turkey, United States, Thailand, Pakistan, China, 
Brazil, Syria, and South Korea (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 84: Indonesia Polyester Filament Yarn Market 
(2003): Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - India, 
Japan, United States, Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan, 
Brazil, China, South Korea, & Syria (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 

Table 85: Indonesia Polyester Fiber Market (2000-2003): 
Exports in Tons by Product Segment - Polyester Staple 
Fibers (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarns (PFY) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 

Table 86: Indonesia Polyester Fiber Market (2000-2003): 
Exports in US$ '000 by Product Segment - Polyester 
Staple Fibers (PSF) and Polyester Filament Yarns (PFY) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 
Key Producers III-58 
Pakistan III-58 
Pakistan: Unsaturated Polyester Resin III-58 
Table 87: Installed Capacities of Major Unsaturated 
Polyester Resin Producers in Pakistan: 2002 (In Metric 
Tons) (includes corresponding graph/chart) III-58 
Pakistan Reduces Anti-Dumping Duties on PFY Imports III-58 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-58 
Key Players III-61 
B.Market Analytics III-62 
Table 88: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current &Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Geographic Region - China, Taiwan, South 
Korea, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62 

Table 89: Asia-Pacific Long Term Projections for Polyester 
by Geographic Region - China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, 
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63 

Table 90: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester 
Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-63 

Table 91: Asia Pacific Long Term Projections for Polyester 
by Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and 
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 

Table 93: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65 

Table 94: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific 
Markets for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65 

Table 95: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-66 

5a. China III-67 
A.Market Analysis III-67 
Current & Future Analysis III-67 
A Focus on the Chinese Polyester Industry III-67 
Polyester Fiber Market: 2005 III-67 
Table 96: Polyester Fiber Market in China (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Imports and Exports in 000' Tons III-68 
Market Leaders III-68 
Raw Material Shortage Likely to Affect Polyester Industry in 
the Long Run III-68 
Wide Discrepancies in Supply and Demand of Polyester Films III-68 
Polyester Staple Fiber Prices III-68 
Production Statistics III-69 
Market Trends & Issues III-69 
Lifting of Textile Product Quotas - A Boon or Bane III-69 
Shifts in Global Production Capacity to Drive Chinese Exports III-69 
China's Polyester Fiber Capacity Growing Briskly III-69 
Polyester Producers Face Pricing Pressures III-69 
Surge in Demand for Unsaturated Polyester Resins III-70 
Chinese Polyester Filament Fabrics Make Rapid Ground III-70 
Imports of Chinese Polyester Filament Yarn Fall in 2004 III-70 
Reliance on Imports III-70 
Table 97: Imports of Polyester in China: 1998 - 2000 (In 
'000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70 
Import Tariff Cuts Trigger Panic among Local Polyester 
Manufacturers III-71 
Table 98: Polyester Products and Raw Materials Imports 
into China - Tariff Reductions between 2001 and 2008 (In 
%) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71 
Product Development III-72 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-72 
Key Players III-73 
B.Market Analytics III-75 
Table 99: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and 
Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 

Table 100: Chinese Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 

Table 101: Chinese Historic Review for Polyester by Product 
Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76 

Table 102: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 III-76 

5b. Taiwan III-77 
A.Market Analysis III-77 
Current & Future Analysis III-77 
Dwindling Exports of Polyester Filament Fabrics in Recent Years III-77 
Exports to Other Countries III-77 
Table 103: Taiwan Polyester Filament Fabric Market (11 
months ending November 2004): Exports in US$ Million by 
Select Country - Hong Kong, China, UAE, Indonesia, Mexico, 
Brazil, Vietnam, USA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, 
Philippines, Malaysia, and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-78 

Table 104: Taiwan Polyester Filament Fabric Market (11 
months ending Nov 2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Exports by Select Country - Hong Kong, Brazil, China, UAE, 
Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Philippines, 
Thailand, Sri Lanka, USA, Malaysia, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78 
Key Players III-79 
B.Market Analytics III-80 
Table 105: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn 
and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80 

Table 106: Taiwanese Long Term Projections for Polyester by 
Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80 

Table 107: Taiwanese Historic Review for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 

Table 108: Taiwanese 15-Year Perspective for Polyester by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
for Years 1998, 2008, and 2012 III-81 

5c. South Korea III-82 
A.Market Analysis III-82 
Current & Future Analysis III-82 
Market Trends III-82 
Industry Resorts to Restructuring to Stay Afloat III-82 
Rapid Rise in Raw Material Costs Affects Margins III-82 
Synthetic Yarn Manufacturers Raise Prices III-82 
Overall Polyester Exports in Volume Decline Marginally III-82 
Exports to Non-traditional Markets Rise III-83 
Table 109: South Korean Polyester Staple Fiber Market (8 
months ending August 2004): Exports in '000 Tons by Select 
Country - China, USA, Germany, UK, Iran, Russia, Belgium, 
Canada, Spain, Vietnam, and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-83 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-83 
Key Players III-84 
B.Market Analytics III-85 
Table 110: South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Polyester by Product Segment - Polyester 
Filament Yarn and Polyester Staple Fiber Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-85 

Table 111: South Korean Long Term Projections for Polyester 
by Product Segment -Polyester Filament Yarn and Polyester 
Staple Fiber Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85 

Table 112: South Korean Historic Review for Polyester by 
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