FiberVisions, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures, is increasing its bicomponent fibre capacity in Covington, Georgia. With state-of-the-art technology to create a new generation of bicomponent fibres, the project will be the company’s largest line for producing these fibres at 24,000 tonnes per year capacity. Indorama Ventures’ board has approved the project.
The innovative design and performance characteristics of these novel fibres will be shared with the strategic partners closer to the start-up date.
“We recognise that changes taking place in the nonwovens, hygiene, and industrial markets are creating the need for new performance attributes from our fibres. This expansion will allow our joint venture with JNC of Japan, ES FiberVisions, to continue delivering differentiated bicomponent fibres that our customers need in order to be successful in their own businesses,” according to Tom Zaiser, CEO of FiberVisions Corporation. “With this investment in Covington, we will provide new capabilities to our customers, particularly in the Carded, Air Laid, and Air Lay markets. As a pioneer of bicomponent fibre, this expansion will enable ES FiberVisions to remain the leading supplier in the world.”
The new line will create a site with four bicomponent lines servicing the Americas and Europe, and represents one piece of an expansion plan promoting bicomponent fibre growth worldwide. Indorama Ventures and ES FiberVisions (ESFV), a joint venture between FiberVisions (a subsidiary of Thailand's Indorama Ventures) and Japan's JNC Corporation, have been successfully expanding bicomponent fibre growth on a global scale.
Key projects have been carried out: ES FiberVisions opened a new production facility in Rayong, Thailand in 2017; FiberVisions Corporation will be completing a debottleneck of its existing Bicomponent fibre lines in Covington in the summer of 2018; and the previously announced investment to double the capacity of ES FiberVisions Suzhou plant to over 28,000 tonnes per year capacity in Jiangsu Province, China, will be completed in the summer of 2019. (SV)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India