Despite the continuing market slowdown in China, Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, recently signed an order for a 60,000-ton/year polycondensation system with a well-known filament yarn maker in China.
The system, which will be commissioned in the Jiangsu Province in the second half of 2017, will be installed upstream to an existing filament spinning system to convert it into a direct spinning system.
What is so special about the new system is that it can cater to high demand for differentiated fibers. Yarns with bright, cation-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 properties. 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 polytrimethylene terephthalic (PTT).
Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering has comprehensive experience in polycondensation systems concepts for differentiated polyester fibers. The company is the world’s first supplier to develop and manufacture this technology ten years ago.