BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 30
Turkmenistan has mastered the production of spun bond for the first time, Trend reports citing the "Zolotoy Vek" (Golden Age) newspaper.
Spun-bond or spun bonded is sort of production process of nonwoven fabric. Spunbond nonwovens are made by spinning continuous filament fibers onto a moving belt. The continuous fibers come from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene raw materials that has been dried, melted and extruded into a flowing polymer melt.
The technology was first used by the "Тürkmen senet" company, while the equipment was imported from China.
“The nature of spun method is in the formation of synthetic threads or fibers from the polymer melts with simultaneously placing them into canvas. First, melting and filtration of polymer, after, the process of formation of fibers occurred. The spinner is a metal plate made of heat-resistant steel with holes, through which melted polymer is pushed forming thinnest threads. Different bonding methods are used while making canvas. In our case, this is thermal bonding,” said the company's chief engineer Sohbet Hojayev.
This March, the company has made more than 100 tons of synthetic material in test mode and continues increasing production rates.
The entrepreneurs have opened the plant with production output of 2,500 tons of product per year in industrial zone of Ak Bugday (a district of Ahal Province in Turkmenistan).
Soon, entrepreneurs plan to develop production of melt blown – the material, which consists of 0,01 - 0,2 dtex polypropylene fibers and has high absorption capacity.