After successfully installing a turnkey project for acetate tow in China last year, we have recently started the build-up of a similar project for a Japanese customer. This new project consists of a large number of tow plaiters, a total network of shuttles, 500 tons tow presses and evacuation conveyors towards the warehouse. Every part of the installation was built, wired and tested in our factories, in order to ensure the level of quality, expected by the customers.
For another market segment in Japan, we succeeded in trials with short cut fiber, baled into large bales, which now led to a new assignment.
This is already the 5th important project in the last few years in Japan and we have several potential projects in the area of hygiene fiber, polyester staple fiber and short cut fiber.