Peru’s Fibras Industriales breaks into Japanese market with knotless net for aquaculture
Earlier this month, Lima, Peru-based net developer Fibras Industriales S.A. (FISA) introduced its Twisted Knotless “Muketsu” Netting to the Japanese market.
Made of nylon, polyester, or polyethylene, FISA’s Twisted Knotless “Muketsu” Netting is innovated for optimal resistance despite not having knots, with each strand comprising the netting running through the other. The product, by nature of its composition, is light weight and “allows for better flow of oxygen in [aquaculture] cages,” according to FISA.
“Most importantly, [Twisted Knotless “Muketsu” Netting] reduces friction with the water and other equipment during handling of cages or on fishing vessels,” the company added.
Two main developers of “Muketsu” netting currently dominate the Japanese fishing net market, with the specific product manufactured by a limited number of companies worldwide, FISA explained in a press release. Over the course of the last 36 months, the Peruvian company has worked to increase its production capacity for its Twisted Knotless “Muketsu” Netting by 20 percent, which has prompted it to search for new markets, including Japan and Asia in general.
“Japan being a major consumer of “Muketsu” Netting, FISA decided it is time to introduce its top quality netting that is manufactured with Japanese Machinery and Japanese raw material to the birth place of the product,” FISA said.
FISA’s Twisted Knotless “Muketsu” Netting was on display at the recent International Technology Expo, which took place in Tokyo, Japan last week from 21 to 23 August.
FISA is the one of the largest multi-filament fishing net makers in the world, manufacturing a full range of netting for purse-seine fishing, trawling, long-line fishing, and fish-farming. Its line of products has been extended over time to include monofilament netting for aquaculture, trawl nets, and sports netting.