The manufacturer of production lines for the production of woven plastic packaging, Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H., Vienna/Austria, has recently provided the Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka/Bangladesh, with a circular loom RX 6.0 for training purposes.
In mid-2017, the university approached Starlinger with the request for an offer for a 6-shuttle circular loom RX 6.0, which produces high quality fabric from polypropylene tapes. The machine was officially handed over to the university as a free of charge loan for teaching purposes on February 1, 2018 during the 13th Bangladesh International Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry Fair (IPF) in Dhaka.
The Bangladeshi market is of high importance to Starlinger due to its immense potential, as the annual growth in the area of woven sacks is above world market average. In the 1st half of 2017, Bangladesh was the EU’s third most important supplier of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs or big bags).
For more than 20 years, local customers have been using Starlinger machinery. About 15 companies produce over 500 million sacks/year on Starlinger machines.