Toray Advanced Materials has finalized a plan to add a third line to its Chinese operation. Known as Toray Polytech Nantong (TPN), the Chinese operation will have a total capacity of 58,000 tons when the new 20,000-ton line comes onstream in July 2012.
Toray’s spunbond business targets hygiene companies in Korea, Japan, China and other Asian countries. It was established in 2006 with an 18,000 ton line and a second line is set to come onstream in March 2011, bringing another 20,000 tons online. Toray also makes 50,000 tons of spunmelt nonwovens per year in Korea.