Austria’s Lenzing starts up viscose fibers line in Indonesia

06 November 2012 09:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Austria’s Lenzing Goup has started up its new 80,000 tonne/year viscose fibers line at a subsidiary’s plant in Indonesia following a successful trial run in late October this year, the company said on Tuesday.

Once fully operational, the fifth line at the facility will boost its subsidiary South Pacific Viscose’s capacity to 320,000 tonnes/year, making it the world’s largest viscose fiber plant, the company said in a statement.

Details on the other lines at the facility were not immediately available.

Asia is the most important market for the Lenzing Group. It’s where we generate more than half of our fiber revenues. Therefore it is only logical that our largest plant is located in Indonesia,” said Lenzing CEO Peter Untersperger.

“More than half of our fiber production capacity is now located in Asia,” Untersperger added.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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