12/23/2016 New capacity in Thailand

Thai capacity Startup is latest step in global expansion of ES FIBERVISIONS - US line planned also

Thu Dec 22 11:48:42 EST 2016


Thai capacity startup is latest step in global expansion of ES FiberVisions

– US line planned also


BANGKOK, Thailand, Dec. 22, 2016 (Press Release) - On December 7,


ES FiberVisions (ESFV), a joint venture between FiberVisions LLC, a subsidiary of

Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL, and Japan's JNC Corporation held an opening

ceremony to celebrate the completion of its newest plant in Rayong, Thailand. This

state-of-the-art facility was constructed adjacent to Thailand's largest fiber facility

to expand ESFV’s global production capacity and produce the highest quality

bicomponent fiber in a hygienic environment. The plant has 14,000 tons of

capacity per year and was designed to allow for future expansion as ESFV continues

to invest globally to meet the needs of its customers.


The ES FiberVisions joint venture is the world’s largest producer of polyolefin

bicomponent fibers and has production facilities in China, Denmark, Japan, Thailand

and the United States.


Over 100 government representatives, customers, suppliers and contractors

attended the opening ceremony. It was hosted by Mr. Aloke Lohia, Group CEO of

Indorama Ventures, Dr. Yasuyuki Gotoh, CEO and President of JNC, Mr. Yozo

Shimomura, Chairman of ESFV and Managing Executive Officer of JNC and Mr. Tom

Zaiser, CEO of FiberVisions.


Mr. Lohia noted that this plant reflects the partners’ strong commitment to growth

worldwide and “will allow ES FiberVisions to continue delivering the differentiated

bicomponent fibers that our customers need in order to be successful in their



Mr. Gotoh commented, “At this Thai factory, a key center for supply to the

Southeast Asian region, we have introduced global cutting-edge technology. We

believe that the state-of-the-art ES fiber produced here will not only contribute to

the development of the Thai economy but also help all the citizens of countries in

the ASEAN region lead more comfortable lives.”


Mr. Zaiser added, “It is only with the success of our customers that we achieve the

ultimate goal of this project.”


The partners also announced that they would be expanding bicomponent

manufacturing at the FiberVisions facility in Covington, Georgia, USA. The

expanded capacity is expected to be on-line at the end of 2017. This initiative will

support the growing need for bicomponent fibers in the hygiene and industrial

sectors in the Americas.


Growth in Asia is being further supported with a previously announced expansion of

the ES FiberVisions Suzhou Co., Ltd. plant in Jiangsu Province, China. This facility

started production in 2014. The expansion will double its capacity to over 28,000

tons per year and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. A groundbreaking

ceremony for a new warehouse and ancillary facilities was held in mid-December.


Mr. Shimomura stated, “With this investment in Suzhou, we will accelerate our

growth in China and Asia and will secure the capacity that meets the strong

demand for our high quality bicomponent fibers. As a pioneer of bicomponent

fiber, ES FiberVisions continues to be the leading supplier in the world.”

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