The global viscose staple fiber market has been segmented on the basis of production process, type, and application. On the basis of type, the market has been segmented into high wet modulus fiber, ordinary fiber, and strong fiber. On the basis of production process, the market has been segmented into rayon grade caustic soda, pulp, sulfuric acid, and carbon disulfide. On the basis of application, the global viscose staple fiber market has been segmented into textile apparels, non-woven, and specialty. Non-woven and specialty are further segmented into healthcare, automotive and others. Healthcare sector dominated the global viscose staple fiber market.
Viscose staple fibers are fibers that are regenerated from cellulose fiber. The raw materials that are used include soluble solulose xanthates and natural solulose which are made through the process of alkalization, aging, and other process. Viscose staple fiber are also considered as hybrid nylon fiber which are used to produce different types of functional clothing and apparel. Such fibers help in the retention of moisture, and they do not easily shrink and are considered to be biodegradable.
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Rise in the demand for clothing and different kinds of apparel among consumers has resulted in the rise in demand for viscose staple fiber. The viscose process involved dissolves the pulp which is used with the solution of sodium hydroxide and in the existence of carbon disulfide. Viscose rayon fiber is the fiber that is commonly used in linings, dresses, shorts, shirts, jackets, coats, and others. It is also used in industrial yarns such as carpets and upholstery and also in the casting of cellophane.
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The global viscose staple fiber market is mainly driven by the rising demand for apparels and clothing. Changing fashion trends and rise in shopping habits among the consumers is triggering the growth rate of the global viscose staple fiber market. However, competition from synthetic fibers is restraining the global viscose staple fiber. Rising use of cellulose fiber in healthcare applications are likely to generate opportunity to the global viscose staple fiber market during the forecast period.