Not only yarn for carpets

The production and warehousing space of the Belgian manufacturer of yarn will expand by 11.5 thou. m2. After the completion of the construction process, the Goleniów-based Baltic Spinning plant will also produce tapes for artificial turf.

The first investor to the Goleniów Industrial Park is capable to extend the range
of products offered thanks to a new modern production line. The raw material, which is granulated polypropylene, polyethylene or polyamide, used
for manufacturing artificial turf, will be stored in silos and cardboard boxes.
From there, negative pressure will suck it to extruder hoppers. Colourless granulate is going to be fed to the first container connected to the horizontal extruder.
The second container is used for pigmented granulate that gives a relevant colour
to the tape. Mixing takes place in the extruder where the granulate is heated above 200°C and it melts down to make a fluid mass. The screw of the extruder pushes
the mass through nozzles to give the tape a required shape. Then the tape goes through water to cool down and solidify.

Further in the process, the tape is expanded between rollers and its structure is stabilised in an increased temperature. At the final stage, winders put the product on cylindrical spools. Before that, the tape is covered with an oil film to improve its processing at the customer’s facility. Sometimes, before winding the tape is textured. Colours that can be achieved vary from light green and dark green to brown. Depending on the final designation, colours other than green are also possible,
e.g. to mark lines on a sports pitch. Spools with the product are then palletised, wrapped with foil, and pallets stored in a warehouse until their transport
to customers.

The production process will involve three lines, of which two are used
to manufacture a textured tape with the possibility of producing two coloured tape on one of the lines. That line will be used to manufacture a top layer tape. Each line requires two operators; one operating the extruder, and the other one the winder. The extruder’s operator supervises feeding systems to ensure stable proportion
of additives in the base granulate, including pigment.

The extension of the plant at 33/35/37 Prosta Street will create 30 new jobs.