The future, cotton products, it means that even high-end luxury goods; in the stimulation of geopolitical crisis, the international oil prices are likely rose to 200 U.S. dollars / barrel ... ... these appear to be "alarmist" but the words reveal a situation: resources are increasingly tight and cost problems will become the norm.
When the cotton spot and futures prices hit record highs, people are again turning to the chemical fiber industry.bamboo furniture This time, not only because of the spread under the action of the polyester staple fiber, viscose staple fiber and cotton, alternative role with each other, but also because the industry wanted to find a long-term approach, both to make up for increasingly scarce resources of cotton, but also to meet the consumer's "Cotton" complex. bamboo kitchen As a result, chemical fiber "super imitation of Cotton" was referred to an unprecedented height.
"Super imitation cotton" boom.
As the name implies, "super imitation cotton" is both similar to and of cotton, but also more than cotton. Simply put, "super imitation cotton" fibers it is necessary to have a cotton wicking, bamboo flooring comfort and other features, but also have wear-resistant, high strength, etc., even according to the demand to add anti-ultraviolet, flame retardant, antibacterial, and other functions. Of course, the best price at this stage is lower than the cotton.
Synthetic imitation of natural fibers are not new things already. Over the years, synthetic wool, hemp, silk products are endless. Today, silk chiffon is a masterpiece of chemical fiber, wool-like acrylic artificial fur is a typical representative. Moreover, the chemical fiber simulation has grown from imitation, high imitation stage, a gradual transition to ultra-simulation stage.
However, chemical fiber cotton, imitation has not been spread wider. Industry insiders believe that this is the decision stage of development of the industry. Chemical fiber products have been the premise of a wide range of applications, one has the characteristics of natural fibers, but relatively cheap; second is imitation of the natural fibers are scarce resources, the need to make up products. In the past, chemical fiber cotton, imitation does not have these two conditions. However, in the "high cost" Forced times, the "super imitation cotton" has become the urgent wish of the textile industry. China Textile Industry Association, Du Chau, recently held in the Council on Knitting Industry Association said: "the case for the scarcity of cotton, chemical fiber, cotton can be developed over imitation, to achieve and exceed the performance of cotton. While cotton and other natural fibers are the main development in the high-end products, and even luxury. "
In fact, Japan as early as 20 years ago on the super imitation cotton fiber and textiles has been systematically studied, and have a mature technology, China began development in 2005 from the past two years to reach a new stage.
In 2010, China Textile Academy undertook a major Ministry of Science and Technology Support Project - Ultra imitation cotton textile industry of synthetic and technological development, technological innovation of Chinese chemical fiber industry, companies within the Union to promote joint research and development. The project plans to build or modify the super model imitation cotton polyester fiber spinning line 4, Polyester continuous polymerization model line 2, PTA process intensification model line 1, textile, dyeing and finishing, textile production demonstration line 8. Results through technology demonstration and promotion, promotion of cotton polyester fibers and super imitation products industry.
At this stage, the technical difficulties of cotton super imitation is, simulation products in hand, and other aspects of moisture regain of cotton are still gaps, particularly cotton, polyester filament yarn imitation more difficult. These are directly related to consumer comfort index if difficult to achieve, expand the application of ultra-imitation cotton on the problem. In last year's functional textile forum, held in the near future Knitting Association Council, the chemical fiber, cotton and other raw materials, industry representatives, together with the downstream have to discuss the development of ultra cotton imitation difficulties and trends.
ASTRI spinning cotton project undertaken over imitation, imitation of the current research of super varieties of cotton into high hydrophilic polyester, hydrophilic denier and easy staining categories. Three types of filament and staple fiber product development, covering the ultra cotton imitation of key common technologies. In addition to the development of fiber function, ultra imitation of cotton polyester industrial technology development focus lies in industrial continuous polymerization spinning device, through the stability of the high proportion of modified components to add, controlled polymerization, to achieve high functional polyester fiber industrialization. If the smooth progress of the super-fake technology research and application of cotton is expected to replace millions of tons of cotton, the textile industry can effectively alleviate the demand for cotton fiber, polyester polyester industry, while promoting structural adjustment and product upgrades.
However, another issue is still vigilant with the chemical fiber industry, and that is the increasing depletion of oil resources.