Even more important proved to be the synergy effect, as the extrusion technology could also be used for the melt preparation for producing synthetic fibers and which replaced the – at the time standard – grid spinning process.
Today, Barmag spinning extruders are used throughout the world for the high-speed spinning of filaments, which are endless yarns from a single bundle of individual threads. The company’s decision towards the end of the 1950s to offer Barmag manmade fiber machines on the world markets resulted in a growth in exports and hence in the company itself.
In order to be present in the – for its customers – most important markets, Barmag founded a series of subsidiaries; such as American Barmag Corporation in Charlotte N.C., USA in 1965. Since then, ABC’s objective was, and still is, to strengthen and expand Barmag’s position as a machine supplier for the American market with customer services, technical liaison and maintenance.
In 1973, what is today Barmag do Brasil was founded in São Leopoldo, Brazil. The incentive for founding this company was the Brazilian import restrictions.
The constant development of the markets in the Far East made it necessary to increasingly exploit this region on site and to comprehensively care for, and expand, customer contact. To this end, the Asian region has been cared for by Barmag Far East Ltd. in Hong Kong since 1973. Over the past few years, the countries within this region, particularly Taiwan, South Korea and China, have built up an exemplarily successful manmade fiber and plastics industry, which today is one of the most prominent in the world.