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Asahi Kasei to double spunbond nonwovens production capacity in Thailand

7:29 AM MDT | May 14, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei says its Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF; Osaka) subsidiary will invest about ¥5 billion ($49 million) to expand production capacity for polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabric in Thailand. The Thailand spunbond subsidiary will add a production line with 20,000-m.t./year of capacity at its facility at the Saha industrial park, at Sriracha, Chon Buri Province. The new production line will double the subsidiary’s capacity for spunbond nonwovens, to 40,000 m.t./year. The new production line is expected to become operational in November 2015. AKF holds a...

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