PSF manufacturers urged to resolve raw material issue


LAHORE – All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has urged the Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF) manufacturers to rise to the occasion 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. He noted that the textile industry has created a demand of 12,000 tonnes of fibre. He said the Dewan Salman Fibre, a leading PSF manufacturer producing above 10,000 tonnes, is already closed and no immediate new PSF plant is likely to be in place for production for next two years.