"India is anticipated to fuel the demand for staple fibers owing to increasing manufacturing activities and improving economic conditions. All natural fibers except silk, that are twisted together to form yarns, staple fibers are. Staple fibers can be manufactured either from wool, raw cotton, flax or hemp. The most common raw material used for manufacturing staple fiber is wool and cotton"
India is anticipated to fuel the demand for staple fibers owing to increasing manufacturing activities and improving economic conditions. All natural fibers except silk, that are twisted together to form yarns, staple fibers are. Staple fibers can be manufactured either from wool, raw cotton, flax or hemp. The most common raw material used for manufacturing staple fiber is wool and cotton. However, it is also manufactured from other raw materials such as alpaca, angora, mohair and flax. Filament fibers are usually cut into shorter lengths either for spinning using a specific type of fiber or in the various combinations of natural fibers that are also considered to be the staple fibers. Staple fibers are either short filaments having length of about 21/2 inches and filaments are known as longer staples when they have length more than that of 21/2 inches. Cotton is a short staple fiber that ranges from roughly 1 inch to almost 2 inch in length on the other hand wool is a long staple fiber which ranges from about 21/2 inches to 6 inches. These fibers must be spun together in order to create a usable strand.
Staple fibers, the basis for clothes and more…
Typically, staple fibers are used in a wide range of applications from clothes to construction, needle crafting, rug-making and weaving industries. The yarns of the long staple fibers are ideal for manufacturing heavy-use objects such as blankets, coats, rugs and wrap threads. Just like the growing demand for other housing related products there is an increase in the demand for carpets. Thus, expanding carpet industry is anticipated to boost demand for staple fibers in the future. In addition, staple fibers are also used in manufacturing blankets. Owing to decreasing temperature there is rise in demand for winter clothing across colder regions which have boosted growth of staple fiber industry. Third major use of short staple fibers is to produce more delicate yarns for manufacturing of light-weighted garments. Owing to the development of wide range of applications of the staple fibers from the carpet to the non-woven has boosted the overall growth in the demand for the staple fibers market.
Global market growing steadily
World staple fibers market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6 per cent to 7 per cent from 2016 to 2025 owing to various macroeconomic and demographic factors. Global staple fibers can be segmented on the basis of product type and region. Global staple fibers market on the basis of product type is segmented into two categories; woven and non-woven. Non-woven segmented dominated the market in 2015 when compared to woven type and anticipated to remain pre-dominant over the forecast period.
Geographically global staple fiber market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific (Excluding Japan), Japan and Middle East & Africa. In terms of consumption, Asia-Pacific region dominated in 2014 followed by North America and Europe respectively.
As far as production is concerned, China is the largest producer and consumer and is projected to grow at higher CAGR compared to other countries. Meanwhile, India is anticipated to fuel demand for staple fibers owing to increasing manufacturing activities and improving economic conditions. In North America US is the largest segment when compared to Canada and in Latin America, Brazil and Mexico is anticipated to grow at significant rate.