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Smooth function of spinning machinery gives an edge to textiles

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Feb '07
To identify reasons for decline in textile exports, Federal Government launched a study for evaluating plus points and defects of spinning, weaving, knitting and processing sectors.

Eight factories of every sector were surveyed for more than three days. It was learnt that technology, productivity, testing equipments and wastage recovery are major strengths of Pakistan's spinning industry and its shortcomings include quality control, use of raw materials and labour.

Examining a cross section of spinning mills revealed 20 percent spinning machines to be over 15 years old, 14 percent between 5 and 10 years old whereas 49 percent were found to be less than five years old.

Pakistan's spinning machines are much better than Indian, Chinese and Turkish ones in terms of working hours and efficiency.

Some excellent features of the mills are foreign material detection system, good combing production, well equipped labs. Weak points are process control standards, quality management and insufficient training personnel in quality control.

Mismanagement of raw materials has come as a big blow. Authorities are not careful about raw materials, which are often left lying unprotected in open areas.

Experts believe that country refrains from adopting automated operations as cheap labour has degraded efficiency.


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