Fashion and Textile Review
Volume 1, Issue 4. May 2021. Pages: 15 – 30
ISSN: 2665-0983 (ONLINE)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35738/ftr.20210104.21

Authors

Eric Bruce-Amartey Jnr.
Department of Textile Design and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana

Emmanuel Kodwo Amissah
Department of Art Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Corresponding Author’s Email: [email protected]

Abstract

This paper explores the prospects of polyester fibre production on the back of the current production of oil and gas in Ghana. It also seeks to examine the core benefits of polyester fibre, identify and document its production processes and discusses its commercial benefits that are likely to increase with further technological improvement in its production. The methodology employed was the qualitative approach and the descriptive survey. Observation and interviews were the research instruments used to gather data. The study found that Polyester is the most commonly used fibre in Ghana and accounts for 61% of total textile imports in Ghana. The study concludes that polyester fibre production is commercially viable in Ghana. It recommends among others that the Government of Ghana plays an active and strategic role, intentionally promoting, facilitating and incentivising investment in the textile manufacturing sub-sector through its One District One Factory (1D1F) Policy to set up factories for polyester fibre production.

Keywords

Polyester Fibre; Oil and Gas, Textile Industry; Polymer

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