Specialty Polyethylene Fiber Project to Be Set Up in Zhenjiang (07/24/2012)

Updated: 2012/7/24 11:15:00

Recently, the Textile College of Wuhan Textile University signed an agreement with the office of Dagang Street in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province on setting up a project for industrial production of specialty polyethylene fiber with structure similar to spider silk, i.e.

high-tenacity-modulus polyethylene fiber. The project is featured by high tenacity, good resilience and soft, bio-degradable and recyclable. It is widely used in textile, military, aviation and space and medical fields.

It is reported that at present, there are only three companies in the world that have put such material into industrial production. The output far falls short of demand.

The first-phase project will cost an investment of CNY 15 million. It is expected to realize sales revenue of CNY 50 million upon its completion. In the medium- and long-term plan, the project is scheduled to reach a production scale of 1,520 tons/year within three years.

Source: China Textile Leader

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

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