Nylstar to spend €1.2 million to increase its fine count production capacity

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-01-31 14:00:00 – Blanes

Nylstar, the worldwide provider of Nylon 6.6 yarns, believes in ongoing innovation in the apparel industry plan to increase its production capacity from 15,000 to 17,000 tons per year for its fine count, nylon 6.6 Meryl yarns by installing 21 Barmag winding machines that is expected to increase productivity and reduce waste considerably.

Nylstar will spend €1.2 million for its capacity expansion to meet the growing demand for its fine count, nylon 6.6 Meryl yarns.

According to Zigor Kortazar, Nylstar’s Corporate General Manager, the investment will allow Nylstar to enlarge the variety of its product range; with a clear commitment of the company to deliver even more value-added products. The new equipment will be installed in January 2014 and will be operating immediately.

This investment is a direct consequence of the growing demand of fine count yarns that has been reflected in their sales recently, Kortazar said. They aim to operate this new installation as a matter to continually improve their service to worldwide customer base.

With current annual sales of around €65 million, Kortazar said that the despite the challenging conditions both in the textile industry and in the market, Nylstar had been able to increase its year to date sales volume by 10 per cent. Nylstar exports 90% of its production to more than 40 countries.

Nylstar produces standard and custom-made nylon 6.6 yarns under brands such as Meryl Skinlife, Meryl Nexten, Meryl Nexten Plus, Meryl Microfibres, and more recently Nylgold, nanotechnology man-made fibers with antiaging properties.

Sectors where Nylstar is currently active including intimate apparel, swimwear, hosiery and sportswear as well as pret-â-porter and haute couture,. It also has business in the home textiles market and industrial solutions.

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