Company

Our Milestones

2019

Nov 2019

USDA Biobased Certification

13 November 2019, Viscose staple fibre producer, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The label is part of USDA-led BioPreferred Program that assists with the development and expansion of markets for biobased products worldwide and communicates a product’s biobased content. Viscose Staple fibre produced by APR is made from 100% cellulose and is certified as 100% biobased. Consisting of natural plant-polymers, viscose fibres are biodegradable and naturally decompose into the soil.

Oct 2019

TrusTrace Partnership

October 12, 2019 – Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) and technology company TrusTrace have announced plans to collaborate to support the traceability of viscose staple fibre (VSF) from seedling nurseries and plantations where raw materials are sourced, to the high street where garments containing the same fibre are sold to consumers.

Oct 2019

ZDHC Membership

1 October 2019, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as new member. The ZDHC Foundation is a collaboration of major fashion brands, value chain affiliates and associations which seek to drive the global implementation of safer chemical management practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries.

Aug 2019

Textile Exchange Membership

5 August 2019, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has joined Textile Exchange as a new member. A global non-profit organisation that promotes sustainability in the textile value chain, Textile Exchange works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity, standards and responsible supply networks aiming at minimising the negative environmental impact of the global textile industry.

May 2019

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification

In May 2019 OEKO-TEX standard 100, Annex 6, Product class I certification was awarded to APR. All Viscose staple fibre produces by APR is suitable for use in the manufacturing of products fit for babies.

May 2019

Follow Our Fibre

5 May 2019 – Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) launched the mobile app for its ‘Follow Our Fibre’ initiative ahead of the events at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, which will provide traceability and transparency over its viscose-rayon production value chain from seed to fibre. Using the enterprise blockchain technology developed by Perlin, APR customers can now trace its finished products back to their plantation origins based on value chain data recorded on blockchain. This initiative showcases APR’s efforts to maintain industry-leading practices for sustainable sourcing and production.

May 2019

MUFFEST 2019

1 May 2019 – Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) is a proud sponsor of Muslim Fashion Festival 2019 (MUFFEST), supporting Indonesian fashion designers in the use of viscose-rayon, a renewable and biodegradable material, in their work.

Apr 2019

ISO Certifications

In April 2019 APR received April 2019 –ISO certifications for 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

Mar 2019

APR Commercial Debut

In March 2019 APR held the ‘Revitalizing Indonesia Textile Industry; Plantation to Fashion’ event. The event was held at the Grand Mercure Kemayoran Hotel in Jakarta, where the Indonesian Minister of Industry, customers, associations, Indonesian textile industry representatives and fashion designers witnessed the launch of APR Commercial.

2018

Dec 2018

Commissioning of APR Mill (Line 1)

APR’s 240,000-tonne capacity integrated mill in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, Indonesia will be one of the newest and best-designed plants in the world.

Oct 2018

PEFC Chain of Custody Certification

October 2018 APR obtained PEFC Chain of Custody certification. PEFC Chain of Custody certification provides independent verified assurance that the certified forest-based material contained in a product originates from sustainably managed forests.