The circular loom RX 6.0 at the IPF in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The circular loom RX 6.0 at the IPF in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Austrian-based engineering company Starlinger recently provided the Bangladesh University of Textiles with a circular loom RX 6.0 for training purposes.

In mid-2017, the Bangladesh University of Textiles looked for a circular loom that could be used in the training of the students. The university approached Starlinger with the request for an offer for a six-shuttle circular loom RX 6.0, which produces high quality fabric from polypropylene tapes.

The company combined the request with the 13th Bangladesh International Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry Fair (IPF) in Dhaka. The floor space booking was increased to around 100 m² in order to exhibit a circular loom RX 6.0. At the exhibition, the machine was then officially handed over to Vice-Chancellor Professor Engr. Mashud Ahmed of the Bangladesh University of Textiles as a free of charge loan for teaching purposes on February 1, 2018.

Starlinger regards the provision of a circular loom RX 6.0 as an investment into the future as it will contribute to the technology-based education of future textile engineers.

The Bangladeshi market is of great importance to Starlinger due to its immense potential, as the annual growth in the area of woven sacks is above world market average. In the first half of 2017, Bangladesh was the European Union’s third most important supplier of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs or big bags)RX 6.0 as an investment into the future, as it will contribute to the technology-based education of future textile engineers.

For more than 20 years, local customers have been using Starlinger machinery for the production of woven plastic packaging (e.g., woven sacks, cement sacks, or FIBCs) as well as for the recycling of production waste. As introduced, approximately 15 companies produce over 500 million sacks with the company’s machines every year in Bangladesh.

“Our customers value the quality of our machines as well as the quality of the final product,” says Arnold Sillipp, Regional Sales Manager at Starlinger.