Acrylic fibre, commonly used for manufacturing apparels, outdoor furniture, boat covers, awnings, carpets etc., is a synthetic fibre manufactured in various forms including acrylic staple, tow, and filament. Major demand for acrylic fibre is expected to come from Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America over the forecast period and the global acrylic fibre market is projected to reach a market value of US$ 6,197.82 Mn by 2026 end, registering a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period.
Use of acrylic fibres blended with other materials is gaining popularity
Use of acrylic fibre is growing as it is used by blending with other materials for imparting enhanced characteristics to end products. Also, weak supply of its competitor products such as wool and cotton are some of the factors impacting the global acrylic fibre market positively. These factors are expected to influence and upsurge the demand for acrylic fibre over the forecast period. However, growing prominence of acrylic fibre alternatives and limited demand for acrylic fibre in developed economies are expected to remain significant challenges for the growth of the global acrylic fibre market throughout the forecast period.
By Fibre Form
By Dyeing Method
By End Use
The gel dying segment is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period
The gel dyeing segment is estimated to register a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period, creating total incremental opportunity of US$ 1,100.85 Mn between 2016 and 2026.
The staple fibre segment is likely to possess more than 60% share in the total incremental opportunity created between 2016 and 2026
The staple fibre segment is expected to hold a disproportionately large share in the global acrylic fibre market throughout the forecast period, accounting for more than 60% share in the total incremental opportunity created between 2016 and 2026.
Cotton blending segment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period
The cotton blending segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period. When used in blend with other materials, acrylic fibre enhances the physical and chemical characteristics of the end product; therefore, acrylic fibre increasingly finds use in blend applications.
Apparels end-use segment is estimated to create a significant incremental opportunity between 2016 and 2026
The apparels end-use segment is projected to register a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period, creating significant incremental opportunity between 2016 and 2026.
Lucrative opportunities for the global acrylic fibre market lie in the APEJ region
In terms of market value, the APEJ acrylic fibre market is projected to increase at a value CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period, while markets in Japan, U.S., and Europe are expected to register a below average CAGR. Growth in the APEJ acrylic fibre market is largely attributed to a growing use of acrylic fibre for various applications along with macroeconomic growth of the population driven textile industry in the region.
Leading market players are focussing on adopting environment friendly production processes
Some key players in the global acrylic fibre market are Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.?. (Aksa), Dralon, Aditya Birla Group, Jilin Chemical Fiber Group Company, TAEKWANG INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD., Exlan Japan Co. Ltd., Kaneka Corporation, Indian Acrylics Limited, Pasupati Acrylon Ltd., and Vardhman Acrylics Ltd. There are various stringent environmental regulations worldwide on the production of acrylic fibre and hence producers are directing their efforts to ensure compliance by adopting an environment friendly production process.
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