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Ratio of MMF in blended yarns on the rise
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Mar '11
The consumption of man-made fibre (MMF) has increased steeply in the past few months, in the wake of a surge in cotton prices. In the past the ratio of blending cotton and polyester fibre used to be about 60:40. In recent months, there has been a complete reversal and now the blending ratio is around 40:60.

Mr Vinod Ladia, Chairman – Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotional Council (SRTEPC) had recently said that, MMF demand is likely to touch 100,000 tons per month in next two years from a current demand of around 70,000 tons.

“Market for synthetics is on the rise, as spinners are shifting from cotton to synthetic. Since it is perfectly possible to shift from cotton yarn to a blend of cotton and polyester or even 100% polyester, many mills have switched over”, revealed, Mr Ashok Juneja, Vice-President, Textile Association of India (Mumbai unit).

“Cotton prices have shot up by more than 115%, while yarn price have flared up by 100% from a year ago. The global consumption ratio between cotton and MMF is 40:60, while in India it is 60:40. We also seem to be moving in that direction. The change will not be so drastic, but atleast now, a beginning has been made”.

Mr Sunil Khandelwal, CFO – Alok Industries is of the opinion that, “Demand for synthetics is rising in the global as well as domestic markets also. So we believe that, the synthetic market will grow now much faster than cotton.

“If we look back by about a decade, ratio of consumption between cotton and polyester was about 60:40. Within this period, we have now moved to around 45:55. I foresee this changing to 25:75 in the next ten years, because of rising prices of cotton and changing trends”, he wrapped up by saying.

Mr Pradeep Agarwal, Director- Texaco Synthetics informed, “Cotton price rise-dearth has not been dramatically beneficiary to synthetics. However, it has definitely set the trend of mixing more synthetic and less cotton in blended fabrics. But, for the fabrics made from 100% cotton needs to be made by pure cotton and no other alternative can be resorted to adjust with high prices or dearth of this as raw material”.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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