Progress Report on US$200 Million Commitment Towards Sustainable Fashion Industry’s Next-Generation Solutions
Singapore, 26 October 2020 – Asia Pacific Rayon is part of the RGE group of companies that announced in October 2019, a decade-long USD 200 million investment into next-generation textile fibre innovation and technology. The report presents a new time-related target that Asia Pacific Rayon will source 20% of its feedstock from alternative or recycled materials by 2030 and meeting EU-BAT emissions limited by 2023. The progress report also highlights the completion of new and fully automated viscose pilot plant in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau. The plant closely simulates the entire viscose manufacturing production on a much smaller scale, enabling more efficient testing of new products and production techniques for APRIL and APR.
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RGE Releases Progress Report on Investment Commitment in Next-Generation Fibre Innovation and Technology
RGE Pte Ltd manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with global operations. Our work ranges from the upstream, comprising sustainable resource development and harvesting, to downstream, where our companies create diverse value-added products for the global market. Our commitment to sustainable development underpins our operations, as we strive towards what is good for the community, good for the country, good for climate, good for customer, and good for company. RGE was founded in 1973. The assets held by RGE companies today exceed US$20 billion. With more than 60,000 employees, we have operations in Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada and continue to expand to engage newer markets and communities.
About Asia Pacific Rayon:
APR, the first integrated viscose-rayon manufacturer in Asia, commenced operations earlier this year and has a production capacity of 240,000 tonnes a year. Located in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau province, APR’s wood fibre comes from sustainably-managed plantations that are traceable along the entire value chain from nursery to viscose-rayon.
APR is committed to become a leading viscose-rayon producer that is sustainable, transparent, operationally efficient, serves the community’s and country’s interests and provides value to customers.
Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific Rayon