Tapyrus, a Japanese meltblown maker, established a Thailand subsidiary near Bangkok late last year. The new company will start commercial production in spring of next year when it will help meet the needs of a customer who has expanded into Southeast Asia. Additionally, the $2.5 million (Baht 70 million) investment will help strengthen its supply system both in Japan and Southeast Asia.
Tapyrus has been making meltblown nonwovens for nearly 40 years using a range of materials including polypropylene, nylon, PBT, PEEK and PLA. Application areas include filters, face masks, battery separators, coalescers and water purifiers.