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Preliminary Assessment of Fiber-making at CaMac Corporation

July 13th, 1993

Prosyma Research Ltd report to CaMac Corporation

S F Bush


A visit was made to CaMac’s factory at Bristol, Virginia, during the week 5-9 July 1993. Subsequently one day was spent checking on some of the polymer mechanisms and systems which the visit suggested might have a bearing on the operations involved.

Given the complexity of the operations at CaMac, and the short time expended, this assessment risks being superficial. Nonetheless in accordance with the brief the scope is broad. Comments are made on organisation, the performance of the three new fiber-making processes (Nylon 6, Nylon 6.6, Polyester (PET) and Polypropylene (PP)), the relation of technology to markets, color and the application of a systems approach to production control and product quality.

My thanks are due to the many CaMac staff I talked to and to Drs Britton and Studholme from CTC, all of whom unfailingly did their best to answer my questions.