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Toray Industries opens tech textile unit in Andhra Pradesh
Toray Industries (India), a subsidiary of Japan’s Toray Industries Inc, recently commissioned its ₹1,000-crore plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri City to produce technical textiles for medical application and auto components. State industries minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy inaugurated the plant in the presence of Kojiro Uchiyama, consul-general of Japan in Chennai.
Toray is the 20th Japanese company to start operations at Sri City. Five more Japanese companies are in the construction phase.
The plant, built on a 85-acre site, has units for manufacture of polypropylene (PP) spun bond and engineering plastics resin compounds, an environment treatment plant, power utilities, along with other infrastructure, according to media reports from the state.
The PP spun bond plant will produce medical textiles and will start commercial production in March. The engineered plastics resins plant will produce raw material for automobile electrical components and electrical and electronic connectors. The plants will sell their products in the domestic market and abroad.
Both plants will initially generate 400 jobs, and the number will go up in subsequent phases.