Asahi Kasei will double production capacity for nonwoven fibers in Thailand
Mary Page Bailey
Asahi Kasei’s (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp) Fibers division will expand production capacity for polypropylene spunbond nonwovens in Thailand at its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Spunbond (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AKST). AKST will add a new production line of 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) capacity which, combined with its existing production line, will double its capacity for spunbond nonwovens to 40,000 m.t/yr. The investment for the capacity expansion is approximately ¥5 billion, with a scheduled startup of November 2015.