Spinning Review

Global shipment of spinning machinery
by Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed Memon, Dean KASBIT.

In 2015 a worldwide shipments of new short-staple spindles fell by nearly 8%, the second decrease in a row. The level of short staple spindles declined to about 9 million spindles, the lowest level since 2009.

Most of the new short staple spindles (92%) were shipped to Asia, whereby shipments fell by 7% year-on-year. Thereby China, the world’s largest investor of short-staple spindles, experienced a decline of 26%, whereas deliveries to Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam rose by 97%, 4% and 31%, respectively. All of the five largest investors for short-staple spindles in 2015 originated from Asia. In addition to China, other countries from Asia are India, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

In 2015 global shipments of long-staple (wool) spindles decreased sharply to 61% from 138,000 in 2014 to 54,000. Deliveries to Turkey, one of the main investors of long-staple spindles in the last few years, fell by 83% from 67,000 in 2014 to over 11,000 spindles in 2015. Shipments of open-end rotors fell by 6% to a level over 3,83,000 rotors in 2015. About 81% of worldwide shipments of open-end rotors were destined for Asia. Global shipments of single heater draw-texturing spindles (mainly used for polyamide filaments) fell by nearly 82% from over 6,500 in 2014 to nearly 1,200 in 2015.



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