Asahi Kasei build new cellulose nonwoven fabric plant in Japan

Asahi Kasei to build new cellulose nonwoven fabric plant in Japan

5:31 PM, 9th July 2015
Asahi Kasei to build new cellulose nonwoven fabric plant in Japan
Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp said that it will construct a new production facility for its Bemliese cellulose nonwoven fabric in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan.

OSAKA, JAPAN: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp said that it will construct a new production facility for its Bemliese cellulose nonwoven fabric in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan (at the site of the former polyester plant). The new production facility capacity will be approximately 1,500 tonne per year, with the scheduled ground-breaking in December 2015 and start up in March 2017.

Bemliese is the world’s only continuous-filament cellulose nonwoven fabric. It is composed of regenerated cellulose fibre made from cotton linter, the short fibre on cotton seeds. These natural origins impart a high level of environmental compatibility which makes Bemliese the ideal material for a wide range of applications - in the skincare and medical fields, as wipers for industrial and commercial use, in landscaping, and in beverage filtration.

Sold in markets around the world, Bemliese is enjoying particularly strong demand growth in skincare applications and such demand growth is forecasted to continue. The new production facility will enable Asahi Kasei Fibre to better meet the needs of customers as markets for Bemliese expand worldwide.

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