BIG Yarns to enter automotive PET market

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Beaulieu International Group Yarns says it is to make a significant investment toward becoming a producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry.

To enhance support of future, more sustainable automotive interiors, the company will undertake PET yarn production for the first time and hopes to offer a portfolio of yarns by the third quarter of 2022. These will be available for automotive applications alongside its EqoCycle recycled-based PA6 yarns.

Emmanuel Colchen, general manager, BIG Yarns, commented, “With the additional capacity in the best-in-class 1 step 3ply PA yarns technology and expanding our portfolio into a new direction with PET, B.I.G. Yarns is taking strategic steps to better serve the evolving needs of its customers.

“We are opening up exciting new opportunities with a continuous focus on innovation and sustainability. We will generate an important step that will support our goal of reducing our carbon footprint. We want to build a strong future path for our business and our customers, and these investments advance that commitment in full alignment with our vision.”

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