Founded in Jinjiang, Quanzhou, in 2003, Fujian Billion is one of the top 500 privately-owned enterprises in China, and is considered to be the largest polyester yarn manufacturer in southern China. Annually, the yarn manufacturer produces around 2.8 million tons of filament yarn and ethylene-propylene side-by-side (ES) fibres.
With the order given to Oerlikon Barmag, the southern Chinese yarn manufacturer instantly positions itself as one of the ten largest Chinese industrial yarn producers. “The systems at Fujian Billion come with our latest draw unit design, which has been optimised for use with Oerlikon Barmag automation solutions,” said Roy Dolmans, head of Development for the Industrial Yarn Process. As a result, the newcomer in the industrial yarn sector is now superbly equipped for the future.
The well-known company – located in the Chinese Fujian Province – will be predominantly manufacturing high-tenacity (HT) and low-shrinkage (LS) yarns from the end of this year. These sophisticated yarns are deployed both in the automotive, geotextiles and safety sectors (HT yarns) and in the manufacture of coated industrial textiles such as truck tarpaulins and tents (LS yarns).
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RKS)