Belcoro: The seal of approval for high-speed yarns
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At the start of the year, three companies in the Turkish
textile stronghold in and around Kahramanmaras were awarded
globally recognised Belcoro certification by Schlafhorst.
Beyteks Tekstil San. Ve Tic. A.Ş of Ceyhan, along with Akarca
Mensucat San. Ve Tic. A.Ş and Elif Iplik Tekstil Inşaat Tic. Ve
San. Ltd. Şti. of Kahramanmaras now belong to the exclusive club
of companies able to supply certified yarns of the highest
Yusuf Akarca, Akarca Mensucat San.
Ve Tic. A.Ş
For Beyteks Tekstil, which produces more than 20,000 tonnes
of certified yarn a year, Belcoro is an integral part of its
quality management. "Through Belcoro certification we show our
customers that Beyteks manufactures yarns of high quality and
also maintains this high quality level in the long term," says
Ali Abdullah İlbeyli, a member of the management team. "The
Belcoro seal of approval will thus become a permanent element of
our marketing communications."
Abdullah İlbeyli, Beyteks Tekstil San.
Ve Tic. A.Ş
For Akarca Mensucat, established in 2002, Belcoro is above
all a seal of quality for its high-speed yarns. The company has
been able to increase its productivity by 50% with Schlafhorst's
new Autocoro 8 rotor spinning machines. "We have benefited
inestimably from the know-how transfer in the certification
process," says Yusuf Akarca, chairman of the company's executive
board. "We delight our customers with optimum quality that can
be reproduced economically."
Mahmut Kalkan, general director of Elif İplik Tekstil
İnşaat Tic. Ve San. Ltd. Şti.
High speed and high quality are also important to Elif Iplik.
The company manufactures 13,000 tonnes of viscose yarn annually
and increased its productivity by 40% with the new Autocoro 8
machines. "We don't want to just grow and achieve more
economical production," says Mahmut Kalkan, general director of
Elif. "With the Belcoro signet on our packages and consignments
we aim to signal to our customers and the market that our yarns
are of outstanding premium quality. The Belcoro label is as
important to us as an ISO certificate."
Belcoro yarns are much sought after by weaving and knitting
mills the world over, as they can be processed downstream
smoothly and yield superb results. The reliability of the seal
of approval is particularly valued because it is not the
company, but each individual yarn grade that is tested and
certified. Testing is carried out at a Schlafhorst laboratory
accredited in accordance with DIN ISO 9001 and is based on
definitively measurable quality criteria like tensile strength,
elongation, uniformity and imperfections. Over 100 companies
have been recognised by the award of the Belcoro seal of
approval up to now.