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Indonesia’s SPV now world’s largest viscose fiber plant



Published November 6, 2012
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Indonesia’s SPV now world’s largest viscose fiber plant
SPV president director Wolfram Kalt and his employees with the first viscose fiber bale of the fifth production line.
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In late October, trial operations of the fifth production line started successfully at Lenzing’s Indonesian subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV). With an additional nominal capacity of 80,000 tons of viscose fibers per annum, the annual total capacity of SPV will increase to 320,000 tons once Line 5 has been launched. SPV will thus exceed the capacity of the parent plant in Lenzing, Upper Austria (250,000 tons per annum) for the first time and become the world’s largest viscose fiber plant.

“Asia is the most important market for the Lenzing Group. It’s where we generate more than half of our fiber revenues. Therefore it is only logical that our largest plant is located in Indonesia,” says Peter Untersperger, CEO of Lenzing. “More than half of our fiber production capacity is now located in Asia.”

Indonesia has a significant textile industry, which represents one of the largest industrial sectors of the Southeast Asian island state. SPV has been an important supplier and reliable partner of the local industry for nearly 30 years. Moreover, customers are supplied with high-quality fibers for textile and nonwovens use from the Purwakarta plant not only in the Asian region, but in nearly all continents as part of the global market presence of the Lenzing Group.