Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.
With its membership in the SAC, APR joins more than 250 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) is delighted to announce that our Viscose Staple fibre has been awarded the FKT label „MEDICALLY TESTED – TESTED FOR TOXINS“ from the Society for the Promotion of Skin-tolerant Textiles.
Asia Pacific Yarn (APY) is proud to announce that our sustainable viscose yarn has been awarded the OEKO-TEX® STD 100 certification by TESTEX AG. Conformance to Annex 6 product class I, confirms that our Yarn is free from any harmful substances and safe to use in baby articles, while additionally fulfilling the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH, US CPSIA and Chinese standard GB 18401:2010.
12 March 2020 - APR now offers the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label, providing an added layer of assurance, transparency and product confidence our customers expect.
The MADE IN GREEN label verifies that an article has been tested for harmful substances and certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®️ It also guarantees that the fibre has been manufactured using sustainable processes under environmentally friendly and socially responsible working conditions, certified to STeP by OEKO-TEX®️ Our unique MADE IN GREEN ID when included on the hangtags of garments can be traced back to our mill where the viscose fibre was manufactured.
21 February 2020 - President of Indonesia Inaugurates Country’s Largest Integrated Viscose Rayon Production Facility, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR)
The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo inaugurates Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose rayon production facility, injecting a boost for the country’s textile sector and the Indonesian Government’s industrial 4.0 development strategy.
14 January 2020 – Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) the first STeP by OEKO-TEX® Certified Responsible Viscose Manufacturer in Indonesia.
APR successfully obtained the Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) by OEKO-TEX® the independent Swiss-based certification organisation for the responsible manufacturing of viscose staple fibre. STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification is a rigorous modular analysis of chemicals, environmental performance, environmental management, occupational health and safety, social responsibility and quality management.
31 December 2019 - Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) closed 2019 by announcing a partnership with the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD). Through the partnership, APR - one of the world's largest integrated rayon manufacturers - is committed to the sustainable production of raw materials and clean manufacturing.
IBCSD provides a platform for businesses to share and promote best practice in tackling risks and taking advantage of opportunities related to sustainable development. It will also act as a key partner to government and civil society providing business input and solutions for Indonesian policies on sustainability issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.