COVERAGE NOTE: Fastmarkets RISI confirms decision to discontinue Roll Goods and Cotton indices

Following market consultation, Fastmarkets RISI has decided to proceed with its proposal to discontinue Roll Goods and Cotton indices with effect from July 2020.

Among other outlets, these prices appear monthly in the Nonwovens Markets newsletter and the Nonwovens Price & Cost Monitor report, as well as the Fastmarkets RISI online portal and mobile app.

Fastmarkets RISI consulted on this proposal from March 3 until May 4, 2020. No objections were raised during this time.

The proposed move is in-line with a company-wide policy to improve price discovery processes and to focus attention on the most liquid, important markets. Fastmarkets RISI is unifying its price assessment methodologies and policies to comply with Fastmarkets’ internal guidelines and the IOSCO principles for price reporting agencies. In this environment, it is not feasible to continue assessing certain markets.

The following assessments will be discontinued:

Price ID   Price Name                        

1094        Roll Goods, Spunbond polypropylene, thermalbond (0.4osy/14gsm), North America

1095        Roll Goods, Spunlace viscose/polyester (1.6 osy/55 gsm), North America

1096        Roll Goods, SMS polypropylene (17 gsm), North America

1104        Roll Goods, Airlaid Pulp (latex bond, w/o SAP, 55-65 gsm), Europe

1105        Roll Goods, Multibonded airlaid (w/o SAP, 60-70 gsm), Europe           

1106        Roll Goods, Carded polypropylene, thermal bond (18-20 gsm), Europe

1107        Roll Goods, Spunbond polypropylene, coverstock (15-17 gsm), Europe 

1108        Roll Goods, SMS polypropylene, barrier legcuff (15 gsm), Europe

1109        Roll Goods, Spunlace viscose/polyester (50-60 gsm), Europe           

1117        Roll Goods, Airlaid pulp (1.9 osy/55 gsm), North America

12115      Staple Fiber, Cotton A Index, North America

12116      Staple Fiber, US Cotton Benchmark, US 


Fastmarkets RISI will retain assessments for polymers, pulp and staple fibers.

For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s methodology for nonwovens markets, please see here.

For other Fastmarkets RISI coverage notes, please see here.

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