Synthetic fibers are one of the key fabrics used in multiple industries such as aerospace, apparel, architecture and construction, automotive and transportation, chemical processing, electrical and electronic, filtration, marine, medical, and welding. Such fibers are made from synthesized polymers based on raw materials such as petroleum.
The different types of synthetic fibers are:
Polyester: Polyester suits, industrial ropes, pet bottles are the key end products from this type of fiber
Acrylic: These fibers are mainly used to make blankets and clothing apparel such as shawls and jacket
Rayon: Apart from garments, rayon is used for the preparation of surgical dressing and viscose-rayon absorbent wool
Nylon: It is mainly used for creating filtration products, such as filter cloths and sieves
Synthetic fibers are mainly sourced in either of the following ways:
From recycled petrochemical feedstock either in part or whole
From a natural source such as fungi or sugar, which are also called bio-based synthetics
The global synthetic fibers market size was estimated at USD 59.95 billion in 2020 and is projected to register a 6.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing consumer demand for cost-effective, durable, and easy-to-wash & maintain fabrics is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. Owing to the inclusion of unique properties (such as high strength, high elasticity, softness, etc.) synthetic fibers are preferred in various application industries, such as clothing, home furnishing, filtration, automotive, and others.
The clothing application segment led the market in 2020 accounting for a revenue share of more than 46%, owing to the ever-changing fashion trends influencing the demand for clothing across the world.
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Synthetic fiber is considerably cheaper compared to its alternative (Natural Fibers), as they are often manufactured from by-products of oil and generally produced in large quantities. Majority of the synthetic production (60%-70%) takes place in China (owing to cheaper raw material and processing costs), and the country is also the leading exporter of the said fiber.
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