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Unifi And Sans Fibres Announce Joint Venture

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., and South Africa-based Sans Fibres announced that the two companies will form a joint venture to produce low-shrinkage, high-tenacity nylon 66 light-denier industrial (LDI) yarns. Unifi-Sans Technical Fibers LLC will be the the new name for the venture.A nylon spinning and draw-twisting operation will be installed in Unifis Madison, N.C., facility. Unifi will manage the day-to-day production and shipping of the LDI yarn, and Sans Fibres will handle the technical support and sales.Unifi-Sans Technical Fibers will also incorporate the two-stage LDI nylon yarn business of Solutia Inc., which is being purchased by Sans Fibres. Production will be transitioned from Solutias Greenwood, S.C., site to the Unifi-Sans Technical Fibers facility over the next two years.

November 2000