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Oerlikon Barmag Sells FDY Machinery In China

Germany-based Oerlikon Barmag reports it is seeing a growing demand for top-quality polyester fully drawn yarn (FDY), especially in China. In particular, yarns for high-speed warp-knitting processes - which require very even yarns to ensure few production problems and final product appearance - are in high demand.

"We are detecting a trend towards quality products among Chinese polyester FDY manufacturers," said Michael Korobczuk, vice president sales, Oerlikon Barmag. "We have just successfully commissioned a polyester FDY 24-end project with 32 positions in the Jiangsu Province. These yarns are destined for warp-knitting plants. Chinese yarn manufacturers are now increasingly focusing on products with higher margins, particularly in the currently extremely difficult market and due to the growing competition in standard products."

Oerlikon Barmag reports it sold an additional FDY 24-end project this month to a company in Zhejiang Province, which plans to manufacture FDY yarns for use on high-speed warp-knitting machines.

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