JNC Corporation has started operation on a new the production line for thermo-plastic bicomponent fibers (ES Fiber) at ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd., its member company located in Rayong, Thailand.
ES Fiber is a unique thermo-plastic bicomponent fiber which can be heated and bonded together without using adhesives. The resulting nonwoven fabric made of the ES Fiber is soft and bulky, and is currently widely used in hygiene products such as baby diapers and feminine care products.
The new line is capable of making about 14,500 tons of the material per year. The size of the investment was reported at $12 million.
In order to expand the business into the growing Asian market, JNC formed the manufacturing company ES FiberVisions (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in 2011 as a joint venture with ES FiberVisions LP, with whom it has as a global partnership for sales. Further, after FiberVisions became a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd., JNC and IVL have agreed to expand its partnership in Asia and has been constructing the newly completed bicomponent production line in ES FiberVisions (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
JNC will continue to aggressively pursue business expansion by taking advantage of its integrated system of manufacturing fibers and nonwoven fabrics, in order to meet the strong demand from the Asian market.