Welcome to PCI Fibres
PCI Fibres is a specialist consultancy in fibres and textiles markets. Our services include multi-client and single-client studies. We provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports covering all the textile fibres and certain raw materials.
Fibres Report and Technical Fibres Report April 2015 released
- Production disruption at major Chinese PTA and MEG plants push up Asian raw material prices, triggering an immediate response in polyester fibres. The stimulus is largely margin protection rather than improvement in market demand, but prices are moving aggressively on a daily basis.
- The nylon chain faces similar turbulence with benzene pushing PA6 raw materials ahead and the Invista Force Majeure significantly tightening the PA66 supply chain. Nylon fibre prices are responding with varying degrees of region / segment success. Further pressure is anticipated over Q2 2015 as increases in oil price work through the supply chain.
- Cotton, viscose and acrylic fibres are more muted in price as they struggle to come to terms with stock levels, raw material overhang, and seasonally-quiet markets respectively. PP fibres face feedstock supply problems in Europe and are now exposed to heavy inter-fibre competition.
Confirmation of ownership for PCI Fibres
The transfer of the PCI Fibres business has now been completed to PCI Research GmbH. PCI Research GmbH is trading as PCI Fibres and PCI Nylon.