COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (Sept. 9)—Polyester fiber producer Performance Fibers Holdings Inc. is enhancing the infrastructure of its joint venture plant in Kaiping, China, to allow capacity there to be doubled in the future.
Performance Fibers, formerly the industrial yarns and fibers unit of Honeywell International, said the work is being done as part of an ongoing expansion project there. That project, for which no investment sum was divulged, is due on stream by early 2006.
The venture, Performance Fibers (Kaiping) Co. Ltd., originally was set up in 1996. The venture lists annual capacities of 20,000 metric tons of polyester fiber and 6,800 tons of processed fabric.
The expansion will increase capacities by more than 300 percent, according to H.J. Sha, vice president and general manager of Performance Fibers in Asia.