Mitsui Chemicals has added 6000 tons of capacity to its Thai subsidiary, MHM. The new line is capable of making high performance, premium nonwovens including the company’s Airyfa spunbond nonwovens. Launched last year Airyfa uses proprietary spinning technology to make a high performance nonwoven that is gentle on skin, allowing it to be strong and soft at the same time.
In other news, Mitsui has expanded breathable film production in Thailand, increasing capacity of Espoir films to 10,900 tons per year. Mitsui's breathable film has been widely recognized by eastern and southeastern manufacturers for its excellent performance and good printability, both important requirements for premium diapers, and as a result has shown healthy sales growth.