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Acrylic Chain Report 2012

  • February 2013
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  • 82 pages

Acrylonitrile capacity stood at 6.8 million tons in 2011, 74,000 tons more from last year. All of this has come up in Asian region shared between China and Taiwan. With this, Asia now controls more than 50% of global acrylonitrile capacity.

In 2011 acrylic fibers accounted for only 38% of total acrylonitrile consumption, down from 43% in 2007 and nearly 48% in 2004. Acrylic fibers have been experiencing strong inter fiber competition, especially from polyester fibers. In the United States, acrylic fiber production stopped in 2005, and in Europe it has been declining for many years. Both these regions have been suffering under increasing competition from Asian imports of both fibers and finished goods. During 2008 a large drop in demand for acrylic fibers was also registered in Asia. Although some recovery has been seen since 2009, demand for this end use is expected to improve only gradually.

Acrylic fibre demand in Asia levelled off in 2011. Falling prices look to be holding back purchases. Acrylic fibre import prices to China and elsewhere in Asia fell. China domestic acrylic fibre prices have also moved a bit lower. Acrylic fibre demand for producers in Europe/Turkey remains reasonable. Production rates remained also flat as fibre prices moved down end of the year. US import prices for November saw a further reduction.

Table Of Contents

Acrylic Chain Report 2012
Table of Contents

PREFACE 4
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
PROPYLENE 8
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 8
PROCESS / TECHNOLOGY / FEEDSTOCK 8
END USE 12
CHARACTERISTICS 12
TRENDS IN PROPYLENE DEMAND and SUPPLY 13
ACRYLONITRILE 20
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 20
PROCESS / TECHNOLOGY / FEEDSTOCK 20
END USE 22
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 22
TRENDS IN ACRYLONITRILE DEMAND and SUPPLY 23
OUTLOOK 25
PRICES MOVEMENTS OF ACRYLONITRILE 25
ACRYLIC STAPLE FIBRE 40
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 40
PROCESS / TECHNOLOGY / FEEDSTOCK 41
END USE 43
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 44
TRENDS IN ACRYLIC FIBRE DEMAND and SUPPLY 44
PRICE TRENDS 46
OUTLOOK 47
ACRYLIC - INTERNATIONAL TRADE 70




List of Tables

Table 1.1. Physical Properties of Propylene 8
Table 1.2. Proylene - Demand and Supply 14
Table 1.3. Region-wise Demand and Supply of Propylene 17
Table 1.4. Percentage Change in Demand and Supply of Propylene 18
Table 1.5. Global Distribution of Demand and Supply of Propylene 19
Table 2.1. Physical Properties of Acrylonitrile 20
Table 2.2. Top 10 Acrylonitrile Producers in 2011 22
Table 2.3. Acrylonitrile - Demand and Supply 24
Table 2.4. Acrylonitrile Price Trends 26
table 2.5. Acrylonitrile Producers in 2011 27
Table 2.6. Country-wise Demand and Supply of Acrylonitrile 28
Table 2.7. Percentage Change in Demand and Supply of Acrylonitrile 32
Table 2.8. Global Distribution of Demand and Supply of Acrylonitrile 36
Table 3.1. Physical properties of Acrylic and Modacrylic Fibers 40
Table 3.2. Dtex-by-Use of Acrylic Tow 42
Table 3.3. Lengthwise End-use of Acrylic Staple Fibre 42
Table 3.4. Top 10 Acrylic Fiber Producers in 2011 44
Table 3.5. Acrylic Fibre Price Trends 47
Table 3.6. YnFx's Demand Forecast for Acrylic Staple Fibre 48
Table 3.7. Details of Acrylic Fiber Producers in 2011 49
Table 3.8. Country-wise Demand and Supply of Acrylic Staple Fibre 50
Table 3.9. Percentage Change in Demand and Supply of Acrylic Fibre 55
Table 3.10. Global Distribution of Demand and Supply of Acrylic Fibre 60
Table 3.11. Ratio Analysis of Demand and Supply of Acrylic Fibre 65
Table 4.1. Global Acrylic Trade - Segment-wise 70
Table 4.2. Global Trade in Acrylic Staple Fibre* 71
Table 4.3. Global Trade in Acrylic Soun Yarns* 74
Table 4.4. Global Trade in Woven Fabrics of Acrylic * 78

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