Asahi Kasei Fibers held a grand opening ceremony for a new spunbond plant in Thailand on February 12, 2013.
Since beginning its spunbond business in 1973, Asahi Kasei Fibers has supplied Eltas spunbond for use in a wide variety of applications. The market for spunbond in Asia is continues to grow in the field of hygienic products such as disposable diapers. As part of its business expansion strategy, the company established Asahi Kasei Spunbond (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AKST) to meet growing demand for spunbond for diaper applications in Asia through production in Thailand.
With production located in close proximity to market demand, AKST says it enables swift response to customer needs and stable supply to manufacturers of hygienic products from Japan and other countries who are expanding output in Asia.