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AlliedSignal To Expand Polyester Fiber Production

AlliedSignal Inc., Kaiping, China, announced it will expand production of its advanced generations of dimensionally stable polyester (DSP®) fibers in Asia to meet an increasing demand for the material in the regions automotive tire industry.According to the company, the emerging Asian passenger car and light truck market for radial tires presents a long-term growth opportunity for its DSP yarns, which are used as reinforcement materials in radial tires.The expansion will take place at the companys Kaiping production facility, which is a joint venture between AlliedSignal and China Kaiping Polyester Enterprise.The joint venture will include investments in state-of-the-art production equipment to enable the facility to significantly increase its DSP capacity and extend its production from standard polyester fibers to new generation IX30 and IX50 yarns possessing higher modulus and dimensional stability.

May 1999