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Pak powerlooms fuel yarn consumption despite automisation
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Apr '12
Spinning mills in Pakistan's textile city of Faisalabad have urged the Government to exempt those areas of the city from frequent power cuts where powerloom industries are concentrated, even if it means extra load shedding for them.

It is because, in spite of high speed air jet looms being installed by big weavers, the powerloom industry still continues to be the main consumer of domestic yarn in Pakistan.

The powerloom sector uses yarn to prepare curtains, bed wear and other materials from cotton, lawn and other fabrics that are meant for sale in domestic market, and also grey cloth for export markets.

According to All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) statistics, there are around 300,000 powerlooms in Pakistan, which each day produce 100 square metres of fabric, totalling to 6.30 billion metres per annum, considering a 60 percent efficiency level and 350 working days per year.

Against this, the 24,000 shuttle less looms in the country each day churn out around 300 square metres of fabric totalling to 3.02 billion square metres per annum. Likewise, operating at a capacity of 600 square metres per day, the 6,000 air jet looms produce 1.26 billion square metres of fabric annually.

Thus, the powerloom industry continues to be the main consumer of yarn spun by local spinning industry, and a rise in yarn consumption by the powerloom industry is much vital for the spinning industry.

However, the powerloom sector is the most badly hit in the textile sector, as it is managed at family and cottage industry level by people lacking adequate resources.

Also, powerlooms operating in residential areas are losing productivity due to continued and unwarranted power outages resulting from severe power crisis in the country.

Hence, the textile industry has urged the Federal Government to exempt the areas of Faisalabad, where powerloom industries are concentrated, from load shedding even if it means some extra load shedding for the spinning mills.

The generosity of the spinners is mainly for the reason that they have no other way to clear their yarn stocks if the powerloom industry in Faisalabad closes.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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