Polyester Filament Market Segmented By Based on Product Type (Partially Oriented Yarn (POY), Polyester Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY), Polyester Drawn Textured Yarn (DTY), Other); Based on Raw Material (Polyethylene Terephthalate, Poly-1, 4-Cyclohexylene Dimethylene (PCDT), Others); Based on Yarn Type (Single yarn, Ply Yarn, Cord yarn); Based on End-use Industry (Textile Industry, Wearing Apparels, Home Furnishing, Decorative Textile Manufacturing, Other textile industry, Automotive industry, Automotive Flock Industry, Airbag Manufacturing, Mechanical Rubber Good (MRG) Manufacturing, Tirecord Manufacturing, Healthcare, Orthopedic Bandage, Non-biodegradable Sutters, Blankets, Wearing Apparels, Protective Clothing, Others); Based on Dyeing Process (Dyed, Non-Dyed); Based on No. of Twist (Low Twist (up to 230 twist per meter), Medium Twist (230-900 twist per meter), High Twist (above 900 twist per meter); By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Market Analysis, Trends, Opportunity and Forecast, 2023-2032

Polyester Filament Market Overview 

Global polyester filament market witnessed a market value of USD 104.3 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 172.6 billion in 2032, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% between 2022 and 2032.

The polyester filament market is a segment of the synthetic fibers industry that deals with the production, distribution, and sale of polyester filaments. Polyester filament is a type of synthetic fiber made from polyester that is used to produce textiles, packaging materials, and other products.

Polyester filament is made by extruding molten polyester through a spinneret, which is a device that resembles a showerhead. The extruded polyester filaments are then cooled and solidified, and are often twisted together to form yarns.

The polyester filament market is driven by several factors, including the increasing demand for polyester filament in the textile industry, the growth of the packaging industry, and the expanding use of polyester filament in various other industries.

The polyester filament market includes a range of products, including filament yarns, industrial yarns, and specialty filament products such as high-strength fibers and conductive fibers. These products are used in a variety of applications, including apparel, home textiles, automotive textiles, industrial fabrics, and packaging materials.

The polyester filament market is highly competitive, with several major players, as well as many smaller companies and startups. The market is also subject to various regulations and quality standards related to safety and performance. As the demand for polyester filament continues to grow, the market is expected to expand significantly in the coming years, with new players entering the market and existing players expanding their product lines and distribution networks.

The polyester filament market is also influenced by various factors such as changes in consumer preferences, advancements in polyester technology, and the adoption of sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. As the market evolves, the focus is shifting towards developing more sustainable and eco-friendly polyester filaments that are safer for workers and the environment, without compromising on performance or quality.

Polyester, currently is undoubtedly the most desirable and demanded fibre in the textiles industry owing to its improved physical properties, lower price and recyclability, which provides a completely unique set of benefits as compared to any other natural or synthetic fibers. Polyester is a type of polymer that consists of the ester functional group in their main chain. As a specific material, it most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Among all the polyester products, the polyester filament yarn production is the highest compared to the other polyester products. Polyester filament is versatile and relatively applicable in large areas including consumer apparel to heavy industrial applications.

Accordingly, global polyester filament market is expected to grow at a steady CAGR in the years to come.

Polyester Filament Market Drivers

The growth of this market is attributed towards various pertaining factors including the growth in the use of polyester in textile industry including apparel & home furnishing, increasing population along with rapid industrialization and urbanization, increasing awareness about environmental protection, rising demand for polyester filament in manufacturing of automotive textile, expansion of technical textile industry and its increasing demand in healthcare sector, favorable government policies, positive movement in international prices of the raw materials along with increasing innovation and R&D in the global polyester filament market etc.

The demand for polyester filament in home furnishing and apparel industry will continue to be robust and stronger in the coming years. Additionally, its versatility, relative applicability in large areas, fast-drying and lightweight features, makes it a commonly used material in various industries, which also fuel the growth of market.

Sustainability is marking a number of industry verticals and the market for polyester filament market is no different. It is quite interesting to note here that recycled polyester filament is therefore gaining prominence, especially in the production of furniture and also there is growing demand from the construction industry as these are resistant to alkali attacks, and PFRC finds usage as overlays and in pavement quality concrete. Polyester filament yarns, owing to their non-biodegradable property, are used in cement concrete road works, thereby assisting in the conservation of environment.

Interestingly, the home furnishing industry is taking to this yarn instead of cotton and thereby taking the global polyester filament market worth higher. However, higher prices of yarn can result in increasing demand for cotton which may hamper the growth of this market.

Polyester Filament Market Segmentation

Based on Product Type

  • Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)
  • Polyester Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY)
  • Polyester Drawn Textured Yarn (DTY)
  • Other

Based on Raw Material

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Poly-1, 4-Cyclohexylene Dimethylene (PCDT)
  • Others

Based on Yarn Type

  • Single yarn
  • Ply Yarn
  • Cord yarn

Based on End-use Industry 

  • Textile Industry
  • Wearing Apparels
  • Home Furnishing
  • Decorative Textile Manufacturing
  • Other textile industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Automotive Flock Industry
  • Airbag Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Rubber Good (MRG) Manufacturing
  • Tirecord Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Orthopedic Bandage
  • Non-biodegradable Sutters
  • Blankets
  • Wearing Apparels
  • Protective Clothing
  • Others

Based on Dyeing Process 

  • Dyed
  • Non-Dyed

 Based on No. of Twist 

  • Low Twist (up to 230 twist per meter)
  • Medium Twist (230-900 twist per meter)
  • High Twist (above 900 twist per meter)

Polyester Filament Market Regional Insight

Asia Pacific region dominated the global polyester filament owing to presence of key players, fast-growing textile industries, entry of new players, heavy industrialization and rapid urbanization etc.  Moreover, China is said to be a major exporter of polyester filaments, mainly exported to Southeast Asia, North Africa and Western Europe etc. since in 2012, South Korea, Turkey, Argentina and India implemented anti-dumping measures for the local polyester filament products

North America is the fastest growing region as there is a significantl growth and improvements in technology which channelize the growth of the market. North American market, led by the U.S., held the second-largest market share in 2018 and is projected to grow at a rapid pace in the next few years.

Additionally, Europe will be other lucrative regional market with a large demand for modern furniture, made up of recycled material and high disposable income, which will help the markets grow substantially.

Polyester Filament Market Key Players

  • Tongkun Group
  • Xin Feng Ming Group
  • Zhejiang Hengyi Group
  • Hyosung
  • Kordsa Global
  • Kolon Industries
  • Shenghong
  • Hengli Group
  • Billion Industrial
  • Rongsheng PetroChemical
  • Nanya
  • Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group
  • Toray
  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • William Barnet & Son LLC,
  • Polyfibre Industries
  • Toray Industries Inc
  • Tepar Textiles
  • Indorama Ventures
  • Other Players


  • In 2018, The Indian Subcontinent, in terms of production, held the second largest market share.
  • In October 2020, State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) announced its plans to increase its petrochemical manufacturing capacity, and to review its greenfield and expansion projects at refineries to ensure enhanced integrated operations. Alos, IOC plans to focus on new segments such as polyester filament yarn, polyester staple fibre and polybutadiene rubber along the COTC chain. (IOC is the second largest petrochemical producer in India, after Reliance Industries.)
  • In October 8, 2020, Gatron Industries disclosed material information to the Pakistan Stock Exchange, regarding its proposed merger with Novatex Industries. The High Court of Balochistan in Quetta had approved the merger between the two companies on September 21, 2020. Also, around 40% of the world creation of polyester is specifically used to make polyester yarn, which, incidentally, is the main business of Gatron Industries.

Timeline Considered for Analysis:

- 2022: Base Year

- 2023: Estimated Year

- 2023 to 2032: Forecast Period

Research Scope and Deliverables

Overview & Executive Summary

Market Drivers, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Market Size and Forecast Projections

Macroeconomic Indicators of Various Countries Impacting the Growth of the Market

Extensive Coverage of Industry Players including Recent Product Launches and Market Activities

Porter’s Five Force Analysis

Market Segmentation Analysis:

Industry report analyses the global polyester filament market by the following segments:

- Product Type

- Raw Material

- Yarn Type

- End-use Industry

- Dyeing Process

- No. of Twist

Customization: We also offer customization’s in the industry report as per the company’s specific needs.

Key Questions Answered in the Global Polyester Filament Industry Report

  • What is the overall market size in 2022? What will be the market growth during the forecast period i.e. 2023-2032?
  • Which region would have high demand for product in the upcoming years?
  • What are the factors driving the growth of the market?
  • Which sub-market will make the most significant contribution to the market?
  • What are the market opportunities for existing and entry-level players?
  • What are various long-term and short-term strategies adopted by the market players?

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  • Publication date: 13th February 2024
  • Base year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2023-2033
  • Format: PDF, PPT,Word,Excel

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