P&G OPENS INDONESIA PLANT
P&G Indonesia has opened its new plant in Jakarta and says it will invest another $100 million in a second plant next to its new unit in Karawang, West Java. P&G says the second factory, once completed, would make P&G’s Karawang plant the companys largest facility in Southeast Asia.
The new plant will primarily produce Pampers diapers for the local market, but will also serve as the source of exports needed to balance supply and demand in the region, and be a regional hub for raw materials supplies.
Under construction since 2011, the plant is now ready to be fully operational and serve the growing demand for P&G’s products in Indonesia and Asia approximately 8 million Indonesian babies alone within the next five years.
As one of our largest plants in the region, the Jakarta Plant has also earned Silver LEED Certification criteria established by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the world’s leading green building standard and the highest environmental certification system developed by U.S. Green Building Council.
GLOBAL NONWOVENS MARKET POISED FOR GROWTH
Reportlinker.com has published a new market research report titled, World Nonwovens Market, which says global demand is set to rise 5.3% annually to 9 million metric tons in 2017.
However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries. Countries with well developed manufacturing sectors and a population with relatively high personal incomes, such as the US, Japan, and West European countries, have well established nonwovens markets. In these areas, nonwovens are prevalent in the production of a variety of goods, and individuals have the financial capability to purchase nonwoven-based consumer items.
Demand for nonwovens in developed countries is expected to accelerate from the pace set from 2007 to 2012, when recessionary conditions for most of the period brought outright declines in manufacturing and construction activity. Despite the acceleration, growth in nonwovens demand in developed areas will remain well below the global average as continued industrialization and increasing personal incomes in developing countries promote nonwovens demand.