added a new facility, capable of making 20,000 tons of spunbond nonwovens per year year in Foshan, China in April. This investment brought the company's total Chinese capacity to 93,000 tons at two faciliites. One of the largest makers of nonwovens in Asia, Toray also makes 61,000 tons of the material in Korea and 37,000 tons per year in Indonesia and is planning to start production of an 18,000-ton-per-year line in India in 2020. This investment will bring the group's total production capacity to 209,000 tons per year.
"We have been working on expansion of our production capability in Asia and India to respond the robust demand of PP spunbond," says company spokesman Masahi Fujii. "We’ll maintain No. 1 supply network in these areas by continuous enhancement of the material development."