Belcoro: the seal of approval for high-speed yarns
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 quality.
Abdullah İlbeyli, Beyteks Tekstil San. Ve Tic. A.Ş
Yusuf Akarca, Akarca Mensucat San. Ve Tic. A.Ş
Mahmut Kalkan, general director of Elif İplik Tekstil İnşaat Tic. Ve San. Ltd. Şti.
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.”
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.”
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.