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Expansion of three-layer polyamide capacity

Increasing design, contrast and colour freedom for carpet tile manufacturers.

15th July 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Comines, France

Interiors, Sustainable

At the end of 2021, BIG Yarns, based in Comines, France, was selected as one of the recipients of the French government’s Relance programme.

The programme is focused on accelerating economic growth by supporting companies committed to creating employment, the strengthening of skills through employment and training, innovation and competitiveness.

The support has allowed BIG Yarns to increase the production capacity of its best-in-class one-step, three-layer polyamide yarn technology by 20% through the installation of new production lines at the Comines site. These feature new yarn technology that increases design, contrast and colour freedom for carpet tile manufacturers, but also provides increased flexibility allowing customers to respond faster to new developments on the contract market.

Specific energy consumption has also been optimised, contributing to energy savings at the plant and making new products possible.

In addition to strengthening and renewing its production infrastructure and technology, BIG Yarns also focused on developing new products that contribute to the sustainability efforts of its customers. The company will now offer a completely new portfolio of PET yarns to its customers in the automotive industry.

This strategic reinforcement project will ensure that BIG Yarns can sustainably hold its own in a very challenging and rapidly changing market, affected by high raw material and energy prices, strong competition and fluctuating demand that affects the entire sector.

“We are extremely grateful to the Hauts-de-France region and the France Relance programme for the support we receive and for the encouragement and the belief in our efforts to strengthen the future of the BIG Yarns division,” said general manager Emmanuel Colchen.

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