JNC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan will establish a sales and manufacturing company for air-through nonwovens in Rayong, Thailand through its subsidiary, JNC Fibers Corporation. The new site—which came after requests from several hygiene-related customers— will meet increasing demands for hygiene products in southeast Asia. Additionally, the new site will target emerging markets in India and the Middle East.
Formerly known as Chisso Corporation, JNC has been producing bicomponent fibers and nonwoven fabrics in Guangzhou, China since 1995 and started up a new nonwovens facility in Changshu, China in February to address increasing demand in the Chinese hygiene market.
JNC has a partnership with FiberVisions Corporation (USA) and is selling ES Fibers through ES FiberVisions, a sales joint venture of bicomponent fibers that operates worldwide. Indorama Ventures PLC (Thailand), the largest polyester producer in the world, acquired FiberVisions Corporation in January this year and has become a strategic partner for JNC. JNC expects to strengthen a partnership with Indorama Ventures PLC and will jointly grow businesses of ES Fiber and nonwovens.