Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Aditya Birla Group plans VSF expansion globally

Aditya Birla Group plans VSF expansion globally

Apr '07
The Aditya Birla Group has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan for its Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) business across geographies. VSF is a core business for the Aditya Birla Group. After a ramp-up of 120 KTPA in the recent past, the present capacity of 566 KTPA represents 23% global market share in this sector.

The Aditya Birla Group's VSF manufacturing plants straddle Thailand, Indonesia, India and China. At each of these locations, further capacity expansions are underway, in Thailand by 31 KTPA; in Indonesia by 37 KTPA, in India by 64 KTPA and in China by 30 KTPA. These brownfield expansions, slated to be completed by 2nd quarter of 2008, will further notch up the Group's VSF production from 566 KTPA to 727 KTPA and entail an investment close to US $ 260 Mn.

Says Mr. Shailendra K. Jain, the Director responsible for the Global Pulp and Fibre business, “Our growth, going forward, will be through all options. Over the years we have been moving away from being a pure commodity player to a value-added player for the niche segments of the market. In addition to spun dyed fibers, we have significantly enhanced our Speciality Fibre portfolio covering all generations of man made Cellulosic fibers.

Our intent is to be an equally significant producer of fibres for non-woven applications. These brownfield expansions in Thailand, Indonesia, China and India have been engineered for the production of speciality fibres for the higher end of the market and also for the production of fibres for fast growing non-wovens segment”.

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2021

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan agree to raise trade turnover to $1 bn

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan recently agreed to raise bilateral trade...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2021

MPs, peers call on UK govt to ban fur sales & imports

Over 100 cross-party members of Parliament (MPs) and peers have...

Pic: Canopy Planet

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2021

Over 400 brands now part of Canadian organisation Canopy's initiatives

Canopy has announced that over four hundred brands and retailers are...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Quality & affordability to affect market acceptability of new fibres

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Luxury is not just about high prices but ability to create desire

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor customises her own pair of...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

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

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Gavin Miguel, Label Gavin Miguel

Gavin Miguel
Label Gavin Miguel

Acclaimed fashion designer <b>Gavin Migue</b>l is known for his couture...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

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

September 2021

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

Advanced Search