Polyester

Scrunch it, stretch it and wash it – without any wear and wrinkles. This is what polyester is famous for. Used in the manufacturing of clothing and home furnishings, polyester has been the fabric of choice for decades in a changing economy of speed, efficiency and convenience.

Polyester

The first polyester fibre, Terylene, was introduced to the world by ICI in 1941. From the disco clothing of the 1970s to today’s high-performance active sportswear and outdoor gear, polyester has maintained its popularity throughout the decades.

ICI Pakistan Limited introduced this revolutionary product to the country by setting up its Polyester plant at Shiekhupura in 1982. As pioneers of the polyester staple fibre technology in Pakistan, we enable the cotton rich textile industry to diversify its products and be more competitive in the international arena, where the growth of manmade fibres has been phenomenal.

Uses

Apparel

almost every form of clothing uses polyester.

Home Furnishings

carpets, curtains, draperies, sheets and pillow cases, wall coverings, and upholstery.

Other Uses

hoses, power belting, ropes and nets, thread, tire cord, auto upholstery, sails, and fibrefill for various products including pillows and furniture.

Properties and Manufacturing

Polyester staple fibre (PSF) is manufactured by the polymerisation of two derivatives of crude oil: pure terephathalic acid (PTA) and mono-ethylene glycol (MEG). It is a key man-made fibre consumed by the textile industry of Pakistan, which continues to be the backbone of the domestic economy despite several challenges.

PSF is an essential raw material for the textile value chain as it is consumed by the spinning industry for the manufacturing of different polyester yarns. The yarn is then subsequently converted into a variety of value added products by the downstream industry. This fibre, which so closely resembles cotton in its applications, is not grown in the fields but is a part of the petrochemicals chain. The polyester shirt that you wear has actually been derived from crude oil!

Our Products

Our Polyester Business manufactures three different products:

  • Semi-Dull PSF
  • Bright PSF
  • Black PSF

For more details on each product, please refer to our Product section

Our Products

 

In line with our core value of Customer Centricity, at the Polyester Business we pride ourselves on our consistent efforts to develop, strengthen and cherish our relationship with our customers. The strength and longevity of our relationships with our customers can be gauged from the fact that the average length of association with our present customers is 12.5 years.