Baspınar – Gaziantep, Turkey
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Petsa Tekstil Ambalaj Ve Plastik San.Tic.Ltd.Sti. (Petsa) was established in 2008 in Gaziantep, Turkey, producing PET film and later producing PET single use food containers with around a 11,000-ton per year capacity.
In early 2015, Petsa invested in a 100% polyester spunbond nonwoven production line, which began manufacturing in the third quarter of last year. Petsa’s nonwoven product was brought to market under the registered brand name Petsabond.
Aykut Peltek, general manager, says he entered the spunbond market because of his background in this sector. In 1997, he established a spunbond line in Turkey, and then established many other PP (polypropylene) spunbond lines between 2000-2008. “Although I have started Petsa in the plastic films sector, my experiences have helped me to start my professional business in spunbond production,” he says.
When Petsa entered the market, there was strong competition in the PP spunbond nonwovens market in Turkey, as well as around the globe, but this helped open the door for the company in polyester spunbond, even though it was much more difficult. But, Peltek’s strong technical background was key and the polyester spunbond market had less competition.
The company has already begun selling Petsabond polyester spunbond fabric all over the world, and Peltek hopes to increase the company’s market share when they travel to the U.S. for the IDEA16 exhibition in May where they will display their fabric to attendees.
Petsabond’s current line capacity is 6000 tons per year with a line width of 3200mm net. Weights range from 15 gsm to 180 gsm, and Petsabond also offers colored fabric. Target markets include automotives, filtration, roofing and insulation, agriculture, geotextiles, furniture and bedding, and more.
Peltek reveals that the company is planning to make an investment at the end of this year—a new polyester/PP and PE bicomponent line. “Petsabond is brand new and using the latest technology and machinery to achieve the best quality fabric on the market,” he says. “Our aggressive team and organization is ready to provide the best service in all stages and areas of sales. We are a new player in the polyester spunbond nonwoven market, but we are looking for long term business all the time.”
He sees the nonwoven sector developing every year, and even newcomers to the market are finding ways to sell. “Capacities are getting bigger and bigger, but consumption is also increasing. That is just the matter of balance, and I believe companies still have opportunities to make investments in spunbond production.”