Trevira Yarn Sales On Upward Curve, 2021-2022

June 28, 2022


Dr. Isabell Krieger
Dr. Isabell Krieger

BOBINGEN, GERMANY—Despite its challenges, Trevira, turned in a better year than expected with sales at around €232 million in 2021.
“As early as the first quarter of 2021, Trevira, a brand owned by Indorama Ventures in Thailand, saw a significant upswing in all areas, a development stimulated by the roll-out of the vaccination program and the consequent hope for a speedy end to the pandemic,” says Dr. Isabell Krieger, Trevira Communications Manager, during Heimtextil in June. The Trevira Heimtextil stand focused on long stay hotel apartments as an expanding segment of the hospitality market.
“The first five months of 2022 have continued to go well, and we are seeing major development activities from our customers in relation to our new Trevira CS brands,” Kreiger says. The overall trend towards sustainability continues and is reflected in the high demand for our Trevira CS eco product. Our UV-resistant, spun-dyed filament yarns – which were developed specifically for the outdoor market and are not only flame-retardant but also demonstrate excellent resistance to light and tearing – are also experiencing high demand, with the cruise shipping industry gradually gaining in momentum after two long Covid years.”
“Looking ahead to developments in our Trevira CS business in 2022, we anticipate that the upswing from the catch-up effect after the Covid lockdowns will have a greater impact than the potential downsides caused by rising energy and materials prices and the resulting economic inflation.”
In addition to its CS Flex yarn which can be mixed with other fibers, Trevira has also seen increased sales of its CS Eco brand, a recycled flame retardant yarn consisting of 50 percent recycled post-consumer content from PET bottles. The yarns meet the GRS or global recycled standard, the makers say.
“The market continued to give increasingly positive signals, especially in home textiles. This followed a challenging year for Trevira CS ® in 2020, when the hotel and events sector was under especial pressure because of lockdown measures. By contrast, 2021 saw a revitalized market, with significant improvements in Italy, Germany and Scandinavia. However, Trevira also faced major challenges because of massively increased costs, especially for energy, but also for raw materials, chemicals and packaging.”
Kreiger says Trevira prices are going up due to increased energy costs.

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