Polyester Innovations 2015,

09-10 Jun, 2015 - Istanbul, TURKEY

Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul

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"Textiles & Nonwoven -Changing Dynamics of End Use Applications"


Global Polyester Fiber Market Is Expected to Reach USD 110.86 Billion in 2019

~ Transparency Market Research, March 2015


Many of the major textile brands such as Esprit, H&M, Hugo Boss, S.Oliver, Adidas, Nike and Zara source their clothing from Turkey. These textile exports propelled the country to become the fourth largest clothing manufacturer in the world and number one in Europe

~ Deutsche Welle, Aug 2014


Polyester has long been the material of choice for the clothes and home furnishing sector and increasingly gaining momentum for other high-end and sophisticated applications. The expanding application in technical textiles, from protective clothing to automotive is making polyester a highly competitive bi-component fiber. The fall in the cost of energy is also reshaping the polyester value chain and making the man-made fiber equally competitive as natural fibers like cotton and viscose.

What are the new applications and innovations in polyester? How is the fiber and filament markets evolving to meet greater expectations? What are the recycling issues and challenges?


CMT's Polyester Innovations will analyze these issues and more. Held in the fashion capital of Istanbul and emerging textile manufacturing hub - Turkey, experts from both commercial and R&D platform will share insights on the future of the polyester value chain!


Exciting New Program & Multiple Benefits:
  • Role of China & India as major supplier – managing overcapacity and competitive strategies
  • Production capacities in textile, industrial filament and staple fibers
  • Global MEG supply demand in low crude oil price regime
  • Viscose/cellulose & cotton situation vis-à-vis polyester
  • A game changer in PET recycling: Market viability of ReNEWTM
  • Flame retardant technical textile from Recycled Polyester
  • Spunbond technology for durable nonwovens from PET
  • Innovations in high performance & intelligent fabric
  • Competitiveness of the home textile market

And many more!



Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Thai Indorama to buy Turkish PET maker to expand capacity


The North Face to Use 100%Recycled Polyester Fabric By 2016


Indian cricket team's new jersey made out of 33 recycled plastic bottles


  • MD/CEO/VPs/Directors/GMs
  • Sales & Marketing/Business Development/Commercial/Procurement & Sourcing/Product Development/R&D
  • Polyester feedstock suppliers (PX/PTA/MEG)
  • Polyester staple fiber (PSF) /PET producers/traders
  • Technical filament manufacturers (for geotextiles, industrial filaments, automotive, hygiene, medical, etc.)
  • Yarn/Textile manufacturers & fashion apparel companies
  • Synthetic fiber carpet manufacturers
  • Fiber technology & specialty equipment providers (for spinning, draw machines, winders, texturizing, etc.)
  • Polyester/PET recyclers & technology providers

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

News Feed

Average of 18 recycled plastic bottles used for Nike’s women's kit

Posted on : 22 May, 2015


Sportswear and apparel giant Nike has designed the soccer kit made from recycled polyester for the US Women's National Team (USWNT).


This is Nike's first women's-specific integrated soccer collection that is made from recycled polyester.


The kit includes jersey, shorts and socks that are made with recycled polyester. It's said that each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles.

The recycled plastic bottles are first melted down to produce fine yarn which is then used to make the kit.


The kit is not only environment-friendly, Nike claims that the dual-knit cotton and recycled polyester fabric will provide a softer feel too. The kit weighs 16% lighter than the former ones and will maximise speed and comfort.


It also features a breakthrough cooling system with the ability to push sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirt and shorts where it quickly evaporates. Plus, the laser-cut ventilation side holes and strategic mesh paneling, including a full-mesh jersey back, are expected to increase air circulation and thermoregulation.


Nike says that a replica of the women's uniform will be available in men's sizes too.


Earlier this year, Nike designed the Indian cricket team's jersey and kit which the side sported in the tri-series against Australia and England, followed by the Cricket World Cup.


More such innovations will be discussed at Polyester Innovations 2015 on 9-10 June in Istanbul.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more information.



Reliance to begin two polyester plastic plants in India

Posted on : 04 May, 2015


Energy giant Reliance Industries Ltd. is commissioning two petrochemical plants in Gujarat - one is a 1,150 KTA Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant and another 650 KTA PET resin (Polyethylene Terephthalate) capacity.


The PET and PTA produced by the plants will be used for making polyester plastic used in clothing, packaging, foods & beverages and plastic bottles.


With these new plants, RIL's total PTA capacity will increase to 3.2 million tonnes per annum and its global capacity share will rise to 4 per cent. The energy major also has another PTA plant of similar capacity under construction in Gujarat. Together this will help Reliance become one of the top five PTA producers globally.


Although India is the second largest producer of polyester with a production of 5.4 million tonnes per annum and its polyester market growing at 8-10 per cent per annum, the country faces a deficit of more than 1.5 million tonnes per annum of PTA.


RIL's PTA expansion plans can bridge this gap and help the country move towards PTA self-sufficiency while being in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Make in India'.

The new PET plant, on the other hand, is one of the largest bottle grade PET resin capacity at a single location globally, positioning Reliance as a leading PET resin producer with more than 1.15 million tonnes of PET resin capacity.


This will help the company capture the demand for PET packaging in India which is one of the fastest growing markets with demand growing at 15-20 per cent per annum.


More on RIL's polyester market strategies will be discussed at Polyester Innovations 2015 via the session on 'Changing Dynamics of Polyester Led Growth in Textile & Nonwovens' delivered by Rakesh Gaur, Sector Head - Polyester, Reliance Industries Ltd. The summit is scheduled on 9-10 June, 2015 in Istanbul.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more information.



World’s first bottle-to-POY line unveiled by BB Engineering

Posted on : 07 Apr, 2015


BB Engineering's (BBE) has unveiled the world's first VarioFil R+ bottle-to-POY spinning line at its facilities in Remscheid, Germany. The line produces 150f48 dope-dyed black yarn using recycled bottle flakes as feedstock.


The spinning line is developed by its subsidiary Oerlikon Barmag. A special extrusion system for bottle flake materials, latest metering and blending technology for dope-dyeing, and an advanced 2-step melt filtration are used in the line which helps produce high quality dope-dyed POY.


The line not only helps to turn used PET bottles into synthetic fibres, but save energy and investment costs as it uses PET bottle flakes as a raw material, which avoids the additional pelletizing of bottle flakes into rPET chips.


The process will also enable recycling companies to sell high-quality yarns instead of bottle flakes, thereby providing added value.


More on PET bottles to polyester conversion will be discussed at CMT's Polyester Innovations on 9-10 June, 2015 in Istanbul.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details.



Leading polyester producer – Indorama Ventures PCL expands capacity in Turkey

Posted on : 17 Feb, 2015


Indorama Ventures PCL, Thailand's leading polyester producer, is all set to acquire Turkey's Polyplex Resins Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. from Polyplex Europa Polyester Film.

The acquisition will further boost Indorama's PET portfolio in Turkey. Indorama, currently, has an annual PET production capacity of 130,000 tonnes in the country. With the new acquisition, it's annual production will reach 382,000 tonnes, making it number one in Turkey and the Southeast Europe region.

It is mentioned that Polyplex Resins, part of Polyplex (Thailand) PCL, owns a new PET plant with a planned capacity of 252,000 tonnes per annum. The plant is located near Istanbul.

The demand for PET in Turkey is growing at around 6% per annum and it is one the fastest emerging market of Europe and OECD.

The new acquisition will help Indorama to capture this demand. The company has been vying capacity expansion in the region since 2011.

Although the amount spent on the acquisition is not disclosed, the transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

More on Turkey's polyester trade will be discussed at CMT's Polyester Innovations on 9-10 June, 2015 in Istanbul.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more information.