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TEXTILES & FIBRES, LEATHER & FOOTWEAR

Textiles, fabrics and apparel, traditionally made from natural fibres, are today mostly made from man-made fibres. While shoes are predominantly made from synthetic materials, leather occupies a premium spot.

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The textiles, fibres and footwear industries are important consumers of petrochemicals & chemical intermediates via the production of the main synthetic fibres, namely polyester, polyamide (nylon), acrylic and polypropylene. Many chemicals are consumed for the processing of textiles, and also in the tanning of leather.

Synthetic fibres have a wide spectrum of applications depending on the fibre properties. Synthetic fibres offer advantages over natural fibres, depending on the fibre type, of low cost, hard wearing, ease of washing and ironing, ready dyeing, and ability to blend for maximum effect. Applications range from everyday clothing to fashion clothing, sportswear textiles and footwear, and high-performance outdoor wear. Polyester staple is used in pillows, carpets, home furnishing fabrics, and automotive fabrics. Aramid fibres are used for fire resistant textiles, bullet and stab-proof jackets, helmets and armoured vehicles.

Other applications include agriculture, synthetic leather for upholstery, clothing and vegan footwear.

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TEXTILES & FIBRES, LEATHER & FOOTWEAR

Products & Applications

ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Acetic Anhydride

Applications: Cellulose Acetate Tow

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Applications: Textile Size | Fibre Applications

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Textiles | Leather Finishes

Methyl Acrylate

Applications: Acrylic Fibre Production

Ethyl Acrylate

Applications: Carpet Backing | Leather Coatings

Butyl Acrylate

Applications: Acrylic Adhesives | Leather Coatings

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate

Applications: Adhesives

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Leather Finishes | Textile Coatings

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

Sebacic Acid

Applications: Fishing Lines

1,4-Butanediol

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Shoes Soles

Corn Starch

Applications: Adhesives | Binders

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Lining Fabrics | Apparel | Velvets | Tyrecord | Other Industrial Products

Cellulosic Fibre

Applications: Acetate Fibre used for Silk-like Fabrics

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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Caustic Soda

Applications: Textiles

MDI

Applications: Production of Polyurethane

PVC

Applications: Coated Fabric | Synthetic Leather

Carbon Tetrachloride

Applications: Former Dry Cleaning Solvent

Chlorobenzene

Applications: Dyes | Pigments

Chloroethanes

Applications: Dry Cleaning Solvents

Chloromethanes

Applications: Aerosol Propellant

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Acrylonitrile

Applications: Acrylic Fibre Production

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

1,4-Butanediol

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane

Caprolactam

Applications: Nylon 6 Fibre Production

DMT/PTA

Applications: Polyester Fibre Raw Material

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Ethanolamines

Applications: Fabric Softeners

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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UPR

Applications: Buttons

1,4-Butanediol

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Shoes Soles

Polypropylene

Applications: Tanks | Cables

PTMEG

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane | Synthetic Leather Production

Spandex

Applications: Stretch Clothing | Undergarments | Sportswear

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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UPR

Applications: Buttons

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Leather Finishes | Textile Coatings

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PLASTICISERS • OXO ALCOHOLS

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DOP

Applications: Plasticiser for PVC Coated Fabric

DINP

Applications: Plasticiser for PVC Coated Fabric

DIDP/DPHP

Applications: Plasticiser for PVC Coated Fabric

DOTP

Applications: Plasticiser for PVC Coated Fabric

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

HMDA

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

AH Salt

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

Caprolactam

Applications: Nylon 6 Fibre Production

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Hosiery | Undergarments | Sportswear | Carpeting | Technical Textiles | Rope | Parachute | Fishing Lines | Webbing

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Paraxylene

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

DMT

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

PTA

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyester Resin | Fibre Additive

Polyester Filament

Applications: Apparel | Furnishings | Tyre cord | Carpeting | Technical Textiles

Polyester Staple

Applications: Apparel | Home Furnishings | Nonwovens | Carpet | Fibrefill

Polyester Fibre Chip

Applications: Polyester Fibre & Film Production

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Production

1,4-Butanediol

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane

Polypropylene

Applications: Tanks | Cables

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre Production

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Shoes Soles

PTMEG

Applications: Spandex | Lycra | Elastane | Synthetic Leather Production

PU Coatings

Applications: Leather Finishes | Textile Coatings

PU Sole Resin

Applications: Shoe Soles

Spandex

Applications: Stretch Clothing | Undergarments | Sportswear

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FIBRES & INTERMEDIATES

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Acrylic Fibre

Applications: Knitwear | Furnishing Fabrics | Synthetic Furs | Carpets

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Hosiery | Undergarments | Sportswear | Carpeting | Technical Textiles | Rope | Parachute | Fishing Lines | Webbing

Polyester Filament

Applications: Apparel | Furnishings | Tyre cord | Carpeting | Technical Textiles

Polyester Staple

Applications: Apparel | Home Furnishings | Nonwovens | Carpet | Fibrefill

Polypropylene Fibre

Applications: Carpets | Carpet Backing | Non-woven Fabrics for Hygiene and Medical Uses | Geotextiles | Bulk Storage Bags

Cellulosic Fibre

Applications: Acetate Fibre used for Silk-like Fabrics

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Lining Fabrics | Apparel | Velvets | Tyrecord | Other Industrial Products

Cotton

Applications: Natural Textile Fibre

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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UPR

Applications: Buttons

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyester Resin | Fibre Additive

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Fibrillated Yarns | Narrow Fabrics

Polypropylene

Applications: Polypropylene Fibre Production for Carpets & Carpet Backing

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AROMATICS

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Paraxylene

Applications: Feedstock for Polyester Fibre

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