The Fiber Year 2017
The 17th edition of the textile yearbook will be published on May 10 at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt in cooperation with Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC), the representative of the innovative manmade fibers manufacturers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Further details especially starting time and location will be released later. Should you be interested in joining this event please contact us in time. This will enable us to arrange an invitation card for you in the light of limited seating.
Works on the new report has already started and we are currently in the process to further enrich the yearbook. An updated table of contents will be available at a later date.
Last year's report covered a world fiber market in excess of 95 million tonnes from the large-scale polyester sector to booming carbon fibers, depressed acetate tow and cotton which was predicted to witness its steepest drop in production in forty years. This broad approach is of strategic benefit and delivers prospective orientation by taking into consideration inter-fiber competition. Fiber Prices marked new long-term lows in several segments as a consequence of continued slowing of demand at retail stage, crude oil price deterioration from oversupply, massive investments in polyester feedstocks, persistent excess capacity in a number of manmade fiber markets and high fiber inventories. The vast majority of countries suffered from a decreasing export value in textiles and apparel with just a few exceptions like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.