Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Double A invests $6.1mn to upgrade Thai pulp plant
Double A invests $6.1mn to upgrade Thai pulp plant
17
Jul '13
Double A enters the dissolving pulp market in response to significant growth in the market and the global demand in many enterprises. Double A has invested USD 6.1 million to upgrade its pulp production line in Thailand to supply the world’s textile industry with high quality and sustainable raw material from KHAN-NA.

The demand for high-purity cellulose, also known as dissolving pulp, has substantially increased during the last few years. The growing demand of dissolving pulp in the market is attributed to a consistent growth of regenerated cellulose fiber production, largely initiated by an increasing demand in China and other Asian countries. In 2012, global demand for dissolving pulp, a viable alternative for cotton, has reached 6 million tons. The favourable trend is expected to continue in the next two years with an annual growth rate of 9%.  Global demand is projected at 6.9 million tons in 2014 and thus dissolving pulp will prevail during the next decade.

Dissolving pulp, a bleached wood pulp with a high cellulose content of more than 90%, is a key material used to manufacture viscose staple fiber (VSF) or rayon. More than 80% of the world’s dissolving pulp is converted to viscose rayon fiber, which is used in dresses, jackets, suits, socks, neckties and other garments.

Asia, specifically China, will continue to be the world’s biggest market for dissolving pulp as a viable substitute for cotton with special applications in rayon fiber for textile industry. This is due to the limited domestic supply of fiber, increased production of garments and the short supply of cotton.

China is the world’s largest production base of viscose fiber.  In 2012, 60% of world’s total viscose fiber output was produced by China. Production is expected to grow by 10% therefore demand for dissolving pulp will also rise, making China a key market to Double A.

Double A has invested USD 6.1 million to upgrade its pulp production line in Thailand using modern technology from Finland. The machine will commence commercial production at the beginning of 2014 with 175,000 tons annual capacity. The first 100,000 tons output will be exported to China.

Double A’s dissolving pulp is sourced from sustainable Paper Tree from KHAN-NA, its proprietary sustainable fiber sourcing program.  Paper from KHAN-NA reduces carbon dioxide emissions and improves rice farmer’s income.

Double A


Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

The new deal is better than NAFTA for the US textile industry

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Denimsandjeans India 2018

Spokesperson, Hugo Boss

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Ravi Kant Prakash,

Ravi Kant Prakash

A crucial role in the process of fabric manufacturing is played by the...

Joachim Maier,

Joachim Maier

Switzerland-based Uster Technologies AG is the leading high technology...

Verena Ruckh,

Verena Ruckh

Brückner Trockentechnik develops, manufactures and supplies textile...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, a global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has been...

Sidharth Sinha, Sidharth Sinha

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

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

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

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

Leave your Comments


September 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search