Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PSF producers to resolve raw material issues of industry, APTMA
PSF producers to resolve raw material issues of industry, APTMA
Jan '11
Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Gohar Ejaz has urged the Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF) manufacturers to rise above the situation and resolve issues relating to availability of raw material to the textile industry.

He said Pakistan is the only country with odd fibre-mix at the ratio of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent Man Made Fibre (MMF) against world proportion of 40 percent cotton and 60 percent MMF. Consequently, he said, the textile industry has not been able to diversify in terms of products as well as market.

According to him,it is heartening to note that the textile industry has created a demand of 12000 tones fibre, higher than the domestic production. He said the Dewan Salman Fibre, a leading PSF manufacturer producing above 10000 tones, is already closed and no immediate new PSF plant is likely to be in place for production for next two years.

Further, he said, the protective duty of 6.5 percent imposed on import of PSF with no deemed drawback, resulting into a situation with no level playing field for value added industry. The fear of 12 percent anti-dumping duty on all manufacturers except one from the region adding salt to the injury.

Chairman APTMA said that the textile industry is resulting into unable to import fibre from any regional supplier owing to anti-dumping duties levied on import source from the Far East and China.

He said the textile ministry should look into the issue and facilitate the textile industry by ensuring withdrawal of litigation through formation of a committee forthwith. This would facilitate the industry in importing PSF from anywhere in the region instead of becoming hostage to a single Chinese PSF manufacturer.

Gohar Ejaz has expressed the hope that the polyester manufacturers including ICI, Rupali and Pak Synthetic would act prudently and give consent to the formation of two-member committee for withdrawal of litigation. It would lead to a situation where the PSF industry would confer strength to the textile industry, enabling it to be competitive in the upcoming $800 billion global textile trade.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)

Must ReadView All

Textiles minister Smriti Irani (5th from left), Finance minister Piyush Goyal (5th from right) and others. Courtesy: AEPC

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2018

Bring early resolution to issues of apparel industry: AEPC

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has urged the Union...

Surat textile traders urge PM to analyse impact of GST

Textiles | On 28th May 2018

Surat textile traders urge PM to analyse impact of GST

Textile traders from the man-made fabric hub of Surat have urged...

Karnataka garment workers seek minimum wage hike

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2018

Karnataka garment workers seek minimum wage hike

Garment workers in Karnataka are demanding that the newly formed HD...

Interviews View All

Hannah Lane

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Amiben Shroff

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search