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The Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing industry, which supplies fiber made from petrochemicals to producers of apparel, plastics and other consumer goods, has struggled from unfavorable conditions over the five years to 2017. Purchases of synthetic fibers, which are inputs for products such as clothing and home furnishings, are affected by changes in consumer spending and industrial production. Furthermore, demand is affected by the price of substitute materials (i.e. cotton), which experienced strong declines over the past five years. Over the five years to 2022, the industry will stabilize. Demand from carpet mills and manufacturers of industrial products and consumer goods will modestly increase, while demand from textile and apparel mills is anticipated to stabilize...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry products depends on the price of substitute materials, such as cotton
  • Strong competition from imports and substitute materials has limited operators' ability to offset industry declines
  • Downstream manufacturers are increasingly using synthetic fiber in automotive and medical products
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Synthetic Fiver Manufacturing industry rely on the production levels of a few key industries, namely apparel, carpet and textile mills and manufacturers of industrial products and consumer goods. While most of these industries experienced some growth over the five years to 2017, apparel manufacturing industries, such as the Women's, Girls' and Infants' Apparel Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 31524) declined at an annualized rate of 3.9% during the five-year period. Additionally, the sharp appreciation of the US dollar over the past five years has had a negative impact on industry exports, while simultaneously encouraging greater consumption of imported items. Nev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Protection of intellectual property/copyrighting of output
  • Ability to allocate product/service to area of greatest need
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Price of synthetic fiber in the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces cellulosic and noncellulosic fibers and filaments in the form of monofilament, filament yarn, staple or tow. Key cellulosic organic fibers and filaments include rayon and acetate. Noncellulosic fibers and filaments include acrylic, nylon, polyester and spandex. This industry does not include fiber, yarn or thread mills, thread manufacturers of any other fibers or manufacturers of hemp yarn.

    Industry Products
  • Nylon and other polyamide fibers
  • Other noncellulosic fibers
  • Polyester fibers
  • Noncellulosic organic fibers
  • Polyolefin fibers
  • Rayon and acetate fibers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing nylon and other polyamide fibers and filaments
  • Manufacturing polyester fibers and filaments
  • Manufacturing polyolefin fibers and filaments
  • Manufacturing acetate fibers and filaments
  • Manufacturing rayon fibers and filaments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Price of synthetic fiber
  • Consumer spending
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
    Industry volatilityIntense competitionChanging trade patterns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Steady downstream demandContinued competition
  • Table: Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Carpet Mills
  • Hosiery Mills
  • Apparel Knitting Mills

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Nylon and other polyamide fibers
  • Rayon and acetate fibers
  • Polyester fibers
  • Other noncellulosic fibers
  • Polyolefin fibers
  • Noncellulosic organic fibers
  • Chart: Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Carpet and rug manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Textile and apparel manufacturers
  • Industrial products and consumer goods manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Koch Industries Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Chevron Corp., Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.,
  • Table: Koch Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance
  • Table: Chevron Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of synthetic fiber (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cellulosic Fiber
  • Regenerated cellulose manufactured from dissolving pulp. It is used for textile fibers such as rayon.
  • Filament Yarn
  • Yarn composed of continuous filaments assembled with or without twist.
  • Monofilament
  • Synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand.
  • Noncellulosic Fiber
  • Fibers formed by the polymerization and subsequent extrusion of synthetic organic chemicals and refined petroleum products.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of manufacturing operations to another country, regardless of whether the work is outsourced or stays within the same corporation or company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Staple
  • Short length fibers, as distinct from continuous filaments, which are twisted together (spun) to form a coherent yarn.
  • Tow
  • Synthetic fibers preparatory to spinning.
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