Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / AGC to expand Indonesian Caustic Soda output
AGC to expand Indonesian Caustic Soda output
12
Aug '13
AGC announces that it will invest approximately 40 billion yen to significantly increase the production capacity of its Indonesian subsidiary P.T. Asahimas Chemical (ASC) to meet growing demand for chlor-alkali products, such as caustic soda and vinyl chloride, in the Southeast Asia region.

In March 2013, ASC expanded its annual production capacity for caustic soda to nearly 500,000 tons. Now, ASC is going to further enhance its production facilities for caustic soda and vinyl chloride, aiming to start operation of the extended facilities by the end of 2015.

After the expansion, output of caustic soda at ASC will increase 40% to about 700,000 tons a year and production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will nearly double to about 550,000 tons a year.

Caustic soda is used in the production of alumina, pulp and paper, and rayon as well as various water-treatment processes.

Demand for caustic soda is increasing with the progress of industrialization. On the other hand, demand for PVC, one of the major commodity resins, tends to increase along with economic growth as PVC applications, such as pipes, are commonly used in infrastructure and housing construction.

Demand for the chlor-alkali products is expected to rise by about 5% annually in the Southeast Asia region, where economies are projected to continue developing.

In 2020, the market scale for the products in the region is forecast to expand by about 50% from the present level. In particular, the caustic soda and vinyl chloride markets in Indonesia, both already the largest markets in the region, are expected to grow much faster than the average growth rates in the region.

ASC, an Indonesian subsidiary of AGC, is one of the largest manufacturers of chlor-alkali products in Southeast Asia, conducting integrated production from caustic soda and chlorine to vinyl chloride.

The subsidiary currently accounts for more than 50% of Indonesia’s caustic soda market and about 50% of the country’s PVC market. By significantly expanding its production capacity, ASC is responding to robust demand for the products in the Southeast Asia region, centered on Indonesia.

With its production bases located in Indonesia and Thailand, the AGC Group will strive to enhance its chlor-alkali business throughout the Southeast Asia region, where high market growth is expected, and establish an optimal supply system that fully meets market needs

AGC


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Zund unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zund Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that...

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Hpfabrics opening production facility in Forsyth County

Hpfabrics, manufacturer of raw fabrics, is opening a new production...

Courtesy: Napapijri

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2017

Napapijri's Superlight Parka is free of fur and down

Napapijri has introduced the new Superlight Parka, a new lightweight...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search