From the end of 2020, the yarn manufacturer Fujian Billion Polymerization Technology Industrial Co., Ltd. (FBPT), Jinjiang, Quangzhou/China, will be producing industrial yarns using systems supplied by Oerlikon Barmag, Remscheid/Germany, a subsidiary of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland.
Thus the company – considered to be the largest polyester yarn manufacturer in southern China – is now also entering the industrial yarn market. With 124 positions and a capacity of around 250,000 tons/year, this project is the largest single industrial yarn order placed with Oerlikon Barmag to date.
With this order, FBPT positions itself as one of the 10 largest Chinese industrial yarn producers. The company will be predominantly manufacturing high-tenacity (HT) and low-shrinkage (LS) yarns from the end of this year. These sophisticated yarns are deployed both in the automotive, geotextiles and safety sectors (HT yarns) and in the manufacture of coated industrial textiles such as truck tarpaulins and tents (LS yarns).