Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a producer of viscose rayon is participating in the 17th Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG) 2023.
APR is Asia’s first fully integrated viscose rayon producer from plantation to viscose fibre and the only Indonesian company that will attend the exhibition and is a privately held company and a member of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group of resource-based manufacturing companies, reads a press release.
The production unit of the company at Riau of Indonesia produces 240,000 tons of viscose staple fibre annually using state-of-the-art production facilities and innovation while ensuring environmental-friendly production.
Moreover, APR is the first viscose manufacturer in Indonesia to earn the Sustainable Textile Production (sTeP) certification from OEKOTEX, an independent Swiss-based certification organization for viscose staple fibre.
Bangladesh is the second largest export market for APR with around 20% share of the company’s total export.
APR is showcasing and providing samples of their yarns and fibres at the exhibition while facilitating direct discussions with customers on their specific needs.
The company is also sharing information on its sustainability commitments under its APR2030 targets agenda including reducing the carbon footprint per ton of viscose staple fibre by 50% and continuing to derive 100% of its mill’s energy needs from renewable and clean energy sources, investing in solutions to improve process efficiency and recovery systems and accelerate innovation in textile recycling, utilizing 20% waste composition in their viscose production.
Viscose-rayon is a fully biodegradable alternative to acrylic, polyester, nylon and other petroleum-based synthetic fabrics.
The demand for viscose rayon is posed to grow at a CAGR of 4% by 2028 as fashion brands shift to non-fossil fuel-based materials.
Tapan Sannigrahi, vice president of Marketing and Downstream Development, at Asia Pacific Rayon, said that Bangladesh is a key market for them, and their VSF (viscose-staple fiber) business will continue to expand into the international markets by partnering with others in the textile value chain.
“We are committed to responding to customer demand for sustainable viscose with quality, differentiated product offerings, and competitive pricing,” he added.
The exhibition, taking place from February 15 to 18, is expected to provide an opportunity for local textile and garment manufacturers to meet their global suppliers and experience their digital solutions and innovations.