Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indonesia turns attention to locally-sourced rayon

Indonesia turns attention to locally-sourced rayon

Sep '19
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
Representatives from the Indonesian Government, the textile and fashion sectors and industry associations recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, to optimize locally-sourced, sustainably-produced rayon to drive the growth of the national textile industry, a primary strength of the country’s economy.

The signatories include the Indonesian Textile Association (API), the Indonesian Association of Synthetic Fibre Producers (APSyFI), the Indonesia Fashion Chamber.

Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono, the industry ministry’s director general of chemical, textile and miscellaneous industries, said the government was committed to developing the textile industry by promoting local products and attracting investors.

The government wants to promote the use of locally-sourced textiles, such as rayon and polyester fibres, to lessen dependence on imported products, a report in a top Indonesian newspaper quoted Sigit as saying.

In the past three years, Indonesia has seen increased exports of local textiles and textile products, with export value increasing from $11.87 billion in 2016 to $12.59 billion in 2017 and $13.27 billion in 2018. Clothing constitutes 63.1 per cent of exports, Sigit said.

The increased use of viscose rayon, or rayon, in manufacturing is expected to increase the production output of the textile industry, especially as the textile can act as a substitute for polyester and cotton. Local production of polyester and cotton still does not meet domestic demand.

Competitively-priced and eco-friendly rayon can be an alternative material in Indonesia, said Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) director Basrie Kamba. APR, which began production in December last, has already produced 120,000 tonnes of rayon fibre. Almost half of the output is used in the domestic market, while the rest is exported to countries like Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Germany and Italy.

APSyFI secretary general Redma Gita said that the national textile industry was suffering a massive trade deficit, exporting 500,000 tonnes of garments and importing 900,000 tonnes, and urged the government to develop a policy strategy to protect the industry. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Interviews View All

Cindy McNaull, Cordura

Cindy McNaull

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Viral Desai, Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Yash Agarwal, Hitansh Online

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends



Italtex is a leading studio publishing fabric trend-books since 1959....

Simon Daplyn,

Simon Daplyn

Switzerland-based Sensient Imaging Technologies is a pioneer with a global ...

Urmil Arya,

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Sidharth Sinha, Sidharth Sinha

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2019

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

news category

Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram


Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Advanced Search