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Fibre Chemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 193–198 | Cite as

Polypropylene Fibres in Global and Russian Markets

  • E. M. Aizenshtein
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Polypropylene (PP) fibres and yarns are sometimes called polyolefin (PO) when, along with PP, reference is made to polyethylene (PE), which comprise a minor part of them or fibres based on ethylene and propylene polymers. Currently, in terms of global production volume, PP fibres occupy the second place among all types of chemical fibres, lagging much behind polyester fibres [ 1], but taking part in realization of a growing raw material potential (Fig.  1) that will maintain the trend toward rising demand and capacities of the original polymer for a foreseeable period [ 2]. In Europe, to which PO fibres owe their origin, they comprise, according to European Textile Polyolefin Association data, 45.2% of the chemical fibres produced [ 3]. On the average, about 12% of the PP granulate produced is processed into fibres and yarns in the world, including Russia, although higher figures are often cited in some sources, which depends on specific regions, the range of products manufactured there,...

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