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Staple Fibers Market By Type (Cellulosic, Cotton, Polyester), By Application (Automotive, Apparel, Construction, Home Furnishing, Personal Care & Hygiene) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

Staple fibers refer to cellulosic, natural or synthetic fibers having variable lengths and are available in a comprehensive variety of compositions. Staple fibers are prepared either from flax, wool, hemp or raw cotton out of which wool and cotton are the most widely used materials. Staple fibers are also manufactured using other raw materials including alpaca, angora and mohair. Filament fibers are spun into shorter lengths using varied blends of natural fibers or a special type of fiber. Staple fibers have diverse applications ranging from apparel and automotive to home furnishing, construction, personal care & hygiene and filtration among others.

Staple fibers are utilized in the wide variety of end use applications such as construction, clothing, rug-making, needle crafting and weaving. The Staple fiber yarns are considered best for the manufacture of coats, blankets, wraps and rug threads. The demand for carpets is increasing across the globe due to increasing consumer spending and rise in demand for dust binding materials. Hence, the rapid growth of carpet market is projected to augment the demand for staple fibers over the forecast period. Additionally, staple fibers are widely used in the blanket manufacturing. Thus, due to declining temperatures especially across colder regions of the globe, a significant rise in the demand for blankets and winter clothing has accelerated the overall growth of the global staple fibers market over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing demand for light weight garments and rising demand for cost effective synthetic fibers are some other key factors driving the global staple fibers market.

However, fluctuation in raw material prices coupled with strict governmental norms regarding the use of harmful synthetic fibers especially for clothing and home furnishing purposes might hamper the market growth.

By type, polyester segment accounts for the largest share in the global staple fibers market. The market is witnessing growth on account of surge in demand for light weight staple fibers especially in construction and automotive industries. Moreover, rising per capita disposable incomes, rapid urbanization and rise in consumer expenditure are anticipated to bring impetus in the demand for staple fibers over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific staple fibers market is expected to tender numerous opportunities in the foreseeable years due to increasing demand for staple fibers from home furnishing and apparel applications. Moreover, changing lifestyles of consumers especially in India and China is driving the overall demand. The market for staple fibers in North America is primarily driven by increasing demand for sustainable and recycled clothing coupled with increasing use of synthetic carpets especially in colder provinces of Canada. Increasing demand for recycled fibers is a key growth driver in the global staple fibers market. Consumers are more inclined towards the use of sustainable textiles, which are generally manufactures using recycled materials. Thus, rising awareness about environmental protection is a key aspect augmenting the demand for sustainable fibers. Also, high availability of sustainable and ecological clothing in a broad range of bright colors, stylish designs and eye-catching prints is further complementing the overall demand.

Staple Fibers Market

The global staple fibers market can be categorized on the basis of application as:

  • Automotive
  • Apparel
  • Construction
  • Home Furnishing
  • Personal Care & Hygiene
  • Others (filtration, pharmaceutical etc.)

Staple Fibers Market

By application, apparel accounted for the largest share in the global staple fibers market in 2016 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The market is mainly driven by the durability and resilience of staple fibers and exceptional light weight properties. Staple fibers are widely used in making shirts, denims, trousers and dress material. Increase in demand for sustainable fibers coupled with rapid urbanization and increasing consumer spending on light weight and efficient fabric further boosts the overall growth. Home furnishing segment is expected to grow at a noteworthy CAGR owing to increase in demand for non-woven carpets as well as increasing usage of polyester staple fibers in stuffing pillows, cushions and quilts especially in Asian and European countries. Moreover, increasing demand for recycled fibers and rapidly changing apparel sourcing trends especially in the Asia Pacific region are some other key factors anticipated to boost the overall demand for staple fibers over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing demand for light weight fabrics from automotive industry coupled with rising usage of staple fibers in the manufacture of soft tissues and wipes in the personal care industry are expected to bring impetus in the overall demand.

The global staple fibers market can be categorized on the basis of regions and countries as:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • Rest of MEA

Staple Fibers Market

Asia Pacific is projected to be the most lucrative region in the global staple fibers market on account of rise in per capita disposable incomes in several developing economies coupled with increasing consumer spending. Moreover, rapid urbanization, increasing demand for sustainable fabrics among consumers, increasing number of carpet manufacturers along with growth in the overall population are some other major factors driving the demand for staple fibers in the region. Rapid growth of the automotive industry, changing lifestyles and increasing demand for polyester staple fibers in apparel and home furnishing applications are further driving the overall demand. The North America staple fibers market is primarily driven by increase in the demand for lightweight yet efficient quilts due to changing climatic conditions coupled with increasing growth of the personal care & cosmetics industry. Also, increasing awareness among consumers towards the use of recycled fabrics, elevation in use of non-woven carpets and fluctuations in silk prices are some other factors driving the North America staple fibers market. The U.S. is the dominant country in the region and is driven by the rising demand for polyester staple fibers due to its cost effectiveness and light weight characteristics. Canada is anticipated to witness a rapid growth in the coming years owing to increasing population, decreasing temperatures in several provinces and growing construction industry.

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Published Date:  Dec 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58898
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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