Specialties still in demand despite the weak market in China
Despite the continuing market slowdown in China, the new manmade fibers segment joint venture Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering recently signed an order for a 60,000 tons-per-day polycondensation system. The system, which will al-ready be commissioned in the Jiangsu Province in the second half of 2017, will be installed upstream to an existing filament spinning system to covert it into a direct spinning system.
What is so special about the new system: it caters to the high demand for differentiated fibers. To this end, yarns with bright, cationic dyeable, semi- and full-dull features can be produced, as can special polyester with flame-retardant, low-melting-point, high-shrinkage, water-soluble and anti-static proper-ties. Such polyesters can also be deployed in the manufacturing of films, bottles and industrial yarns. Furthermore, the system is sufficiently flexible to process polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polytri-methylene terephthalic (PTT).
Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering Co. Ltd. has comprehensive experience in polycondensation systems concepts for differentiated polyester fibers. In this regard, the company was the world’s first sup-plier to develop and manufacture the corresponding technology ten years ago.