Barnet India: Reliable long-term supplier of high-performance fibre and yarn products

Barnet India: Reliable long-term supplier of high-performance fibre and yarn products

Barnet India has been operating in the Indian market for 22 years as a subsidiary of William Barnet & Son LLC, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, and is a recognised supplier of technical fibres and yarns.

Over the last century, the Barnet Group has become a major global player in the manufacture and distribution of technical fibres, yarns and polymers throughout the world. Barnet has several production sites and sales offices worldwide in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company has a customer-centric approach and sees itself as a solution provider for its customers and suppliers. The company’s key strengths are long-standing relationships with global suppliers and dedicated sales teams that work closely with customers to understand their technical requirements and guide them through the entire process from concept to development to commercialisation. Barnet also has an in-house supply chain and logistics team that works closely together to manage inbound logistics, warehousing and distribution requirements. With warehouses in Mumbai, Pune, Noida and Chennai, Barnet India ensures short delivery times and a reliable flow of raw materials.

Barnet recognises the growth potential in the Indian market and is continuing to invest in partnerships to add new products to the portfolio on a consistent basis.

India has developed very positively for the company, particularly in the area of high-performance fibres. The company’s broad portfolio includes raw materials such as para-aramid yarns and fibres, meta-aramid yarns and fibres, OPAN fibres, PAN fibres, HMPSE, PA 6 and 66, chopped and oversised carbon fibres as well as the patented antistatic yarn nega-stat(R), which is produced exclusively by Barnet and distributed worldwide.

The intelligence of the material

Recycled high-performance fibres can be a technical solution to improve product properties

Recognising opportunities and benefits: Barnet follows its belief that every material – be it prime, minimum grade or textile waste – has its own potential. The art is to recognise this potential, which is called the intelligence of the material, and to make the best use of it. Thanks to many years of experience, Barnet knows how to make the best use of it to produce high-quality first-class products or recyclates.

Performance and sustainability are not a contradiction: Recycled high-performance fibres can be a technical solution to improve product properties and at the same time an economical alternative to non-recycled fibres. Matched to its customers’ individual applications, Barnet can offer a suitable product in most cases.

“We firmly believe that sustainability is not at odds with technological sophistication or economic efficiency. With our many years of experience, we are now able to make recycling processes manageable and offer clearly defined products.”
⦁ Chuck Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer at William Barnet& Son

In addition to spot lots, which are available depending on the market situation, the Spartanburg-based company offers clearly defined recycled fibre grades that are continuously available to customers. These have consistent properties in terms of length distribution, clearly defined fibre content and are available with different degrees of crimp.

Ecoware: Another step towards more sustainability

Since 2022, the new ecoware brand has underlined the company’s focus on sustainability. ecoware products must meet certain clearly defined properties in order to satisfy the requirement for a sustainable product portfolio. Products with the ecoware label meet at least one of the following criteria:
Bio-based: Reduction of fossil fuel-based products and increased use of products from sustainable raw material sources. Examples: Bio-polyester, viscose, bio-polyamide, PLA.
Open loop / recycling: creating a second life or alternative application, by utilising the remaining performance of a material. This can be done through mechanical, thermal or chemical processes. Examples: Para-aramid, HMPE, meta-aramid, OPAN, polyamide, carbon, polyester.
Back to nature: materials that degrade on their own under certain conditions within a certain period of time. Examples: Polyester, viscose, polyamide.

Experience

“In our world, every product that came in door and every customer need was always different, So, every day you walked in and you had a different product to sell with different parameters to a different customer. So you are always creatively engineering and you could never count on getting the same product in the door and out of the door, like campbell’s soup. That’s a key story. That’s different than a lot of businesses.
⦁ William Barnet III

A lot of knowledge comes together in 125 years of company history. As a result, Barnet has not only developed into a diversified raw material supplier, but also has unparalleled agility and is constantly realigning itself to meet the demands of world markets. At the same time, new products and services are constantly being developed, and the company is simply convinced of their potential.

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