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Indian firm to set up textile plant in Zim

Dec 27, 2018
Indian firm to set up textile plant in Zim

One of India's biggest and international acclaimed textile firms, Shreejikrupa Spinners is considering investing over $40 million towards setting up a plant in Bulawayo soon. Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Raj Modi said that the Indian had shown interest in setting up a polyester manufacturing plant in Bulawayo. 

“I can confirm that Shreejikrupa Spinners has indicated intention to come and set up a polyester plant here in Bulawayo whereby the company will come with the latest technology of recycling plastic into polyester,” he said. A number of textile players in most developed countries have resorted to recycling plastic bottles into soft polyester thread to make eco-friendly clothing.

Plastic bottles are made of polyethylene (PET), a form of polyester that is mostly associated with a fabric used in clothing and interiors. However, both are actually polymers, a derivative of fossil fuels. The fabric made out of the PET fibre is basically polypropylene and it is ten times stronger than a normal polyester fabric.