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 September 2015 released
- Polyester raw materials and fibres continue to fall on very weak Asian demand with no sign of a seasonal lift. Pricing appears to be nearing a floor although an Asian ‘dash for cash’ is undermining efforts. Both Europe and USA are sensing quieter trading over the remainder of 2015.
- A benzene price collapse exacerbates PA6 market difficulties with Asia already suffering excess capacity, bad debts and low demand. Significant restructuring appears inevitable within the Asian fibres industry. The PA66 response to this extreme PA6 challenge is awaited. EU and US nylon fibre markets are not achieving any strong recovery.
- Viscose is still pushing for slightly higher prices on rising raw material costs and tight fibre supply, but downstream markets are refusing any significant price increases. Acrylic remains tight but there is evidence of a competitive switch to other fibres. PP prices are falling worldwide, with Asian values particularly at risk.
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.