Performance Fibers Announces China Expansion
In order to meet ever growing radial production in the Asia region, polyester fibre manufacturer Performance Fibers has taken the decision to expand the capacity of its tyre cord fabric facility in Kaiping, China by 30 per cent. The company will install new equipment and machinery, which should be operational at full capacity by the third quarter of 2007.
This most recent investment is the latest in a series of planned expansions at the Kaiping, including a greenfield expansion completed in 2006 to expand production of the company’s patented Dimensionally Stable Polyester high performance fibre and fabrics. These expansions have more than tripled capacity since early 2004, “This latest investment shows our ongoing commitment to meeting the strong demands of the Asian tyre market that continues to experience double-digit growth,” said Greg Rogowski, president and CEO of Performance Fibers. “As we have previously announced, additional expansions are planned into the future.”