JNC to commence operation of bicomponent fiber production line in Thailand

JNC Corporation (Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO Mr. Yasuyuki Gotoh) has completed and started operation of the production line for thermo-plastic bicomponent fibers (ES Fiber) at ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd., our member company located in Rayong, Thailand.

 

ES Fiber is our unique thermo-plastic bicomponent fiber which can be heated and bonded to each other without using adhesives.  The resulting nonwoven fabric made of the ES Fiber is soft and bulky, and is currently widely used in hygiene products such as baby diapers and feminine care products.

 

In order to expand the business in the growing Asian market, JNC formed the manufacturing company ES FiberVisions (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in 2011 as a joint venture with ES FiberVisions LP, with whom we have been in a global partnership for sales.  Further, after FiberVisions became a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (hereinafter "IVL"), JNC and IVL have agreed to expand our partnership in Asia and have been constructing the newly completed bicomponent production line in ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

 

JNC will continue to aggressively pursue business expansion by taking advantage of our integrated system of manufacturing fibers and nonwoven fabrics, in order to meet the strong demand from the Asian market.

 

<Outline of facilities>

Corporate name

ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Location

Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand

Investment ratio

JNC Fibers Corporation 50%, Indorama Holdings Ltd. 50%

Description of business

Manufacture and sales of thermo-plastic bicomponent fibers

Capacity

About 14,500 tons/year

Capital

12 million US dollars

Start of design

September 2013

Completion of construction

August 2016

 

 

<Locations of bicomponent fibers and nonwoven fabrics business>

 

· Sales offices of bicomponent fibers

ES FiberVisions Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan); ES FiberVisions Hong Kong Ltd. (Hong Kong)

ES FiberVisions (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. (China); ES FiberVisions ApS (Denmark); ES FiberVisions LP (USA)

 

· Manufacturing sites of bicomponent fibers

JNC Fibers Corporation (Shiga, Japan); Guangzhou ES Fibers Co., Ltd. (China); ES FiberVisions (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (China); ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand); FiberVisions A/S (Denmark); FiberVisions Corporation (USA)

 

· Manufacturing sites of nonwoven fabrics

JNC Fibers Corporation (Shiga, Japan); Guangzhou ES Fibers Co., Ltd. (China); Chisso ES Asia Co., Ltd. (China); JNC Nonwovens (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand)


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