Acrylonitrile prices see mixed trends, ASF remains stable

Acrylonitrile (ACN) prices in Asian markets saw mixed trends in the second week of February with prices in Far East Asia declining while that in South East surged during the week. In the US, acrylonitrile export prices were kept firm that week while unexpected supply disruptions are expected to push the prices up in the first quarter of 2019.

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Polyamide or nylon prices surge on modest demand

Nylon or polyamide chip (nylon-6) prices moved up in the second week of February in line with higher CPL cost. In China, offers for nylon chip prices were raised driven by surging raw materials cost during the week. Most of the downstream mills had previously stocked up materials before holidays. However, inventory level is low post-holiday and it is likely that nylon chip producers may increase their run rates to fill the inventory levels.

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Polyester intermediates and feedstock markets stable-to-up

In China, semi-dull polyester chip (or PET) offers were mostly stable in the second week of February as downstream buyers were slowly resuming operations in the week. Markets were also cautious due to increasing supply recently. Further, many PET chip producers restarted their plants already which lead to more supply in the market. On the contrary, downstream mills were taking time to resume.

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Polyester fibre and yarn prices remain firm after the Spring Festival

Polyester staple fibre (PSF) prices were range-bound in the Asian markets of China, India and Pakistan after the Lunar New Year holidays. PSF offers in China were kept firm in the second week of February underpinned by stable polyester chip markets. Market sentiment was largely quiet after the holiday week while PSF producers were slowly restarting their units later in the week. Market supply is expected to increase due to plant restarts and new start-ups. Overall, PSF offers are expected to soften in coming weeks due to increased supply.

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Just dye it: how this apparel company is developing water- and chemical-free textile tinting

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California
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This article is drawn from the Circular Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Fridays. The apparel industry is quickly becoming a leader in circularity, from scaling innovative business models such as recommerce and clothing rental to developing textile recycling programs to incentivizing product take-back. Given the potential for brand-boosting (and undeniably compelling marketing narratives), it’s no surprise that many companies are beginning their foray into circularity with consumer-facing programs. This approach can tell a strong story about closing the loop and curbing environmental impact, and engages consumers in the process.

This article is drawn from the Circular Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz, running Fridays. The apparel industry is quickly becoming a leader in circularity, from scaling innovative business models such as recommerce and clothing rental to developing textile recycling programs to incentivizing product take-back. Given the potential for brand-boosting (and undeniably compelling marketing narratives), it’s no surprise that many companies are beginning their foray into circularity with consumer-facing programs.

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Days of disco back by Tommy x Zendaya at Paris Fashion Week

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New York
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Back in October 2018, it was revealed that Tommy Hilfiger would be collaborating with Zendaya, after a four-year stint working with Gigi Hadid. Fast forward to Paris Fashion Week, and #TommyXZendaya's first runway show is upon us. The runway was turned into a '70s roller rink, complete with a light up floor. Drenched in red disco lights at the start of the show, models wore roller skates while showcasing the eclectic new collection. Basically, the launch of Tommy x Zendaya was a literal party, which is totally apt.

Back in October 2018, it was revealed that Tommy Hilfiger would be collaborating with Zendaya, after a four-year stint working with Gigi Hadid. Fast forward to Paris Fashion Week, and #TommyXZendaya's first runway show is upon us. The runway was turned into a '70s roller rink, complete with a light up floor. Drenched in red disco lights at the start of the show, models wore roller skates while showcasing the eclectic new collection. Basically, the launch of Tommy x Zendaya was a literal party, which is totally apt.

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Himatsingka Seika signs licensing deal

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Mumbai
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Home textile manufacturer Himatsingka Seide said it has signed a multi-year deal with US-based Iconix Brand Group to manufacture Royal Velvet heritage luxury brand of bedding and sheets etc in the US market. “We look forward to partnering with Iconix Brand Group and leveraging our integrated expertise to enhance the presence of the Royal Velvet brand across various home textile categories”, said Shrikant Himatsingka, Managing Director and Group CEO, Himatsingka Group.

Home textile manufacturer Himatsingka Seide said it has signed a multi-year deal with US-based Iconix Brand Group to manufacture Royal Velvet heritage luxury brand of bedding and sheets etc in the US market. “We look forward to partnering with Iconix Brand Group and leveraging our integrated expertise to enhance the presence of the Royal Velvet brand across various home textile categories”, said Shrikant Himatsingka, Managing Director and Group CEO, Himatsingka Group.

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Acquisition of Brazil's largest polyester fibers plant reaches completion

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Thailand
Summary: 
Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), a global chemical producer, announced the completion of its acquisition of M&G Fibras Brasil, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil. The Cabo plant manufactures and supplies Polyester Staple Fiber, with total polymerization capacity of 75,000 tonnes/annum.

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), a global chemical producer, announced the completion of its acquisition of M&G Fibras Brasil, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil. The Cabo plant manufactures and supplies Polyester Staple Fiber, with total polymerization capacity of 75,000 tonnes/annum.

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Polyester has grown to represent 55% of the world's fibre consumption

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UK
Summary: 
In her first piece for 2019, resident digital printing expert Debbie McKeegan explores one of the most common fabrics in fashion: polyester. With sustainability and pollution on the minds of many, Debbie shares a world in which we could be using only recycled polyester by 2030. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel – an expert advisory practice serving the Creative, Digital and Print Textile manufacturing Industry.

In her first piece for 2019, resident digital printing expert Debbie McKeegan explores one of the most common fabrics in fashion: polyester. With sustainability and pollution on the minds of many, Debbie shares a world in which we could be using only recycled polyester by 2030. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel – an expert advisory practice serving the Creative, Digital and Print Textile manufacturing Industry.

How do we re-fashion fashion?

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When waste plastic becomes a resource by way of chemical recycling

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Lawrence
Summary: 
Plastics are indispensable parts of almost every sector of the economy, with wide-ranging economic, environmental and convenience benefits in their use stage. But increasingly, the sheer volume of plastics produced (estimated at well over 300 million metric tons annually) presents environmental risks if the material is not captured, and represents a waste of resources if the material is disposed of in landfills. Currently, only a small fraction of commodity plastics are recycled globally (some estimates peg the number at 14%), while the majority end up in landfills, incinerators or in the environment, particularly the ocean.

Plastics are indispensable parts of almost every sector of the economy, with wide-ranging economic, environmental and convenience benefits in their use stage. But increasingly, the sheer volume of plastics produced (estimated at well over 300 million metric tons annually) presents environmental risks if the material is not captured, and represents a waste of resources if the material is disposed of in landfills.

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