As the world’s earliest variety of chemical fiber put into industrial
production, viscose fiber is made through chemical processing of natural timber,
bamboo chips, cotton linters, etc., consisting of viscose filament yarn and
viscose staple fiber, of which, the latter accounts for around 90% of the total
output of viscose fiber.
In the latest decade, global viscose fiber production grew at a relatively slow
pace, with an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of about 5%, climbing 4.7% YoY
to 3.392 million tons in 2011, about 60% of which was concentrated in China;
other large production areas include ASEAN, Western Europe and India, whose
aggregate output occupies approximately 35% of the total.
Being a big producer and consumer of viscose fiber, China has maintained an
output growth rate much higher than the global average. In 2001-2011, the AAGR
of China’s viscose fiber output arrived at 13%; in 2011, the output amounted to
2.069 million tons. Although China’s viscose fiber output is huge, most of its
varieties are ordinary types, while high tenacity viscose fiber and high wet
modulus viscose fiber have relatively small output, especially high-end viscose
fiber varieties like Lyocell fiber and Modal fiber which mainly rely on imports.
As two giants in global viscose fiber industry, India’s Aditya Birla Group and
Austria’s Lenzing AG respectively realized capacities of 744 kilotons and 710
kilotons in 2010, altogether sharing around 30% of the global total viscose
fiber capacity, of which, Lenzing AG enjoys a monopoly position in the fields of
Lyocell fiber and Modal fiber.
China viscose fiber industry features a high concentration ratio, in 2011, top
ten manufacturers accounted for 76% of the total viscose fiber capacity
nationwide. With a viscose fiber capacity of 480 kilotons in 2011, Zhejiang
Fulida Co., Ltd. is the largest viscose fiber producer in China and the third
largest in the world.
Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of bamboo pulp fiber
in China, with a bamboo staple fiber capacity of 48 kilotons and a bamboo
filament yarn capacity of 7 kilotons in 2011; each with a viscose filament yarn
capacity of 60 kilotons, Yibin Grace Group and Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
are China’s two largest producers of viscose filament yarn, altogether occupying
38.4% of the total viscose filament yarn capacity nationwide in 2011.
1. Viscose Fiber
1.1 Characteristics and Classification
1.2 Industry Chain
1.3 Production Technology
1.4 Historical Review
2. Global Viscose Fiber Industry
2.1 Fiber Development
2.2 Viscose Fiber Output
3. Operating Environment for China’s Viscose Fiber Industry
3.1 Upstream Cotton Prices
3.2 Downstream Textile Industry
3.3 Viscose Fiber Industry Policy
4. Operation of China’s Viscose Fiber Industry
4.1 Overall Growth
4.2 Sales, Output and Asset Operation
4.3 Production, Operation and Profitability
5. Viscose Fiber Market
5.1.1 Capacity and Distribution
5.1.2 Output and Distribution
5.2 Import and Export
5.4 Bamboo Pulp Viscose Fiber Market
5.4.1 Bamboo Pulp Viscose Fiber
5.4.2 Advantages of Bamboo Pulp Viscose Fiber
5.4.3 Rapid Growth of Bamboo Pulp Fiber
6. Key Enterprises
6.1.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.1.4 Development in China
6.2 Aditya Birla Group
6.2.2 Viscose Fiber Business of Grasim
6.2.3 Development in China
6.3.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.3.4 Development in China
6.4 Zhejiang Fulida Co., Ltd.
6.5 Shandong Helon Co., Ltd.
6.5.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.6 Jiangsu Aoyang Technology Corporation Limited
6.6.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.7 Tangshan Sanyou Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
6.7.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.8 Xinxiang Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
6.8.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.9 Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
6.9.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.10 Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
6.10.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.11 Bao Ding Swan Co., Ltd.
6.11.3 Viscose Fiber Business
6.11.4 Pulp Business
6.12 Hubei Golden Ring Co., Ltd.
6.12.3 Viscose Business
6.13 Yibin Grace Group