Welcome to PCI Fibres
PCI Fibres is a specialist consultancy to the fibres and related markets. Our services include multi- and single-client studies. We provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports covering the major natural and manufactured fibres such as acrylic, nylon, polyester, viscose, cotton and wool as well as certain raw materials and related products, including recycled fibres.
Fibres Report May 2015 released
- Polyester supply chains have continued to push through price increases in early May, enjoying high utilization rates. But resistance from downstream markets is strengthening. Raw material and yarn prices are therefore backing off the recent peak, but there is no price collapse.
- Nylon raw material costs are rising and forcing through small increases in yarn pricing. But significant nylon yarn overcapacity in China is pushing up stocks and compressing yarn margins. Textile filament is generally weaker than the industrial sector.
- Viscose and acrylic continue to take significant benefit from cotton substitution and operational capacities are running very full. But both fibres are also meeting downstream resistance to any further price increases. PP in Europe is in severe shortage due to continued feedstock problems.
Confirmation of ownership for PCI Fibres
The transfer of the PCI Fibres business from Peter Driscoll, May House Ltd, has now been completed to PCI Research GmbH. PCI Research GmbH is trading as PCI Fibres and PCI Nylon.