Toray establishes Indonesian polypropylene spunbond company

Toray Industries and Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK) are to enter the high-performance polypropylene spunbond business in Indonesia. The companies plan to establish PT Toray Polytech Jakarta (TPJ) in the group’s site in Tangerang, Indonesia, in September this year and build a production facility with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons. The new plant is expected to start full-scale operations in June 2013.
Toray expects demand for disposable baby diapers to grow at a rapid pace in the ASEAN countries on the back of high economic growth and changes to lifestyle brought about by rising national incomes. Particularly in Indonesia, the market for disposable baby diapers is estimated to grow at a pace of 14% a year, increasing approximately from 1.9 billion diapers in 2010 to 3.7 billion diapers in 2015, prompting major hygiene product manufacturers to build new production facilities and expand existing facilities. These manufacturers have been looking to procure raw materials locally, and the demand for polypropylene spunbond is expected to reach approximately 84,000 tons a year in 2015 in the ASEAN region.
Toray Group’s polypropylene spunbond business boasts an annual production capacity of about 43,000 tons at TAK in Korea and 38,000 tons at Toray Polytech (Nantong), (TPN), in China, and the product is sold to a number of countries in the Asian market including Japan, Korea, China and ASEAN nations. The group said it will build an additional production facility with an annual capacity of 20,000 tons a year at TPN, which will be operational from July 2012. The new facility in Indonesia will bring Toray Group’s total polypropylene spunbond production capacity to about 121,000 tons a year in 2013.

Source: WTiN

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