South Pacific Viscose
PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV), a part of The Lenzing Group located in Purwakarta, Indonesia, has been a producer of viscose staple fibers and sodium sulfate since 1982. Based on the installation of a new state-of-the-art production line in 2010, SPV's total capacity of viscose fibers for textile and nonwovens applications presently amounts to 240,000 tons p.a. Sodium sulfate capacity is currently about 140,000 tons per year.
In response to strong demand for viscose fibers in Asia and wolrdwide, the Lenzing Group has decided to further increase production capacities at PT. South Pacific Viscose. Construction of the fifth production line entailing investments exceeding USD 130 million is currently underway. The addition of this new "jumbo line" will increase SPV's total annual capacity to 310,000 tons of viscose fiber.
Apart from the production of fiber and sodium sulfate, SPV also generates its own power and a range of raw materials including carbon disulfide and sulphuric acid.
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To maintain our quality leadership in all our markets and applications.
Our guiding principles
SPV strives to maintain its position as a leading supplier of high-quality viscose fibers for the textile and nonwovens industries, supported by competent customer service teams to guarantee full customer satisfaction.
Environmental compatibility and sustainability comprise the basis of SPV’s fiber production process. The use of renewable raw materials along with the recovery and reuse of process chemicals have made South Pacific Viscose an exemplary viscose fiber production plant in Asia.
SPV is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment and supporting the welfare of the neighboring community.
PT. South Pacific Viscose was the first company to introduce high tenacity viscose fibers for textile and nonwovens applications to the Indonesian market.
SPV also developed special types of viscose fiber to meet the unique demands of new generation high-speed yarn spinning technologies such as Open-End (OE) and Vortex (Murata MVS and Rieter J10) spinning. These tailor-made fiber variants featuring excellent quality and production efficiency have helped SPV to become the leading supplier of viscose fibers for Open-End and Vortex applications in Indonesia and in its export markets.
SPV’s extensive fiber portfolio combined with its excellent quality and consistency have helped Indonesian spinners to firmly establish themselves in global yarn markets. Over the years SPV’s customer base has successfully penetrated and increased their market share in the Americas, Europe and in Asia.
SPV has been producing viscose fibers for nonwoven applications since the year 1998. Some 50,000 tons of nonwoven fibers are produced annually for hygienic, medical and cosmetic applications such as products for infant care, makeup removal, refreshing tissues, wound dressings and surgical gowns. SPV’s fibers are of exceptional purity and cleanliness and ideal for sensitive applications thanks to their high absorbency and softness.
Supported by the Lenzing Group, SPV is continually improving its products, equipment, production procedures, testing methods and management systems. As a recognition of its high quality standards, SPV was awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 as well as OHSAS 18001 certification by OQS Certification and Evaluation Ltd.
Setting environmental standards for the industry in Asia
Its high environmental standards make SPV a cutting edge industry leader in Asia.
Several waste gas purification technologies such as Supersorbon® systems, CS2-condensation and catalytic combustion are employed to minimize the atmospheric load. These systems serve the recovery of sulfurous compounds, as well as the substantial reduction of H2S and CS2 emissions. SPV is equipped with a modern Topsoe plant for catalytic waste gas combustion. Moreover, the weak odorous gases from fiber production are used as combustion air for energy production boilers, further reducing sulfur emissions.
Modern waste treatment facilities ensure compliance with government regulations and standards. Sludge is combusted in the new power generation facility, reducing solid waste and generating electricity and steam for production.
SPV decided to extend its existing industrial infrastructure in 2010, installing a state-of-the-art 21 megawatt power station with multi-fuel fluidized boiler and attached steam turbine, a sulfuric acid plant with a daily capacity of 300 tons, a CS2 recovery plant as well as process and waste water facilities.
SPV consistently conforms to the latest environmental standards, demonstrating the strong commitment of SPV’s management to continuously improve the company’s environmental protection measures.
Viscose – the ideal blending partner
Viscose fibers are the ideal partner for adding moisture absorption, drape and color brilliance to textiles and nonwovens.
- Blended with synthetic fibers such as polyester, viscose fibers add moisture absorption and comfort. When blended with cotton, viscose contributes to better drape and color brilliance, whereas it adds the required softness and color depth when combined with linen. As a man-made fiber, parameters such as denier, cut-length and finish can be modified to optimize their performance in blend with various fiber types.
- Viscose fibers are also used in a wide range of applications in the nonwovens industry. Apart from well-established hygienic and medical uses, other applications such as industrial and household wipes are gaining in popularity. The high extensive absorbency, softness and cleanliness make viscose fibers a natural choice for nonwoven applications.
Lenzing specialty fibers overview
A new age has begun in TENCEL® fiber technology. TENCEL® is a trademark of Lenzing AG for Lyocell which offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man-made and natural fibers. It is soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton.
TENCEL® is 100% botanic, extracted from eucalyptus wood pulp derived exclusively from sustainable forests. The production process for TENCEL® is environmentally-friendly, based on the solvent spinning process enabling approx. 99.5% to be recovered.
TENCEL® is important for a variety of end-use applications and has become an indispensable partner in sports and leisure textiles. TENCEL® absorbs 50% more moisture than cotton, ensuring the best possible moisture transport. In shirts and blouses the fiber guarantees the optimal size and dimensional stability of the garment and is extremely comfortable to wear. Bedding with TENCEL® creates the most favorable conditions for sleep – cool in summer and pleasantly warm in winter.
Lenzing Modal® has been demonstrating its excellence in softness for half a century. The fiber remains pleasantly soft even after repeated washing and retains its color brilliance. The low fiber rigidity combined with the special cross-section of Lenzing Modal® transforms the fiber into the embodiment of natural softness. Lenzing Modal® works well with other fibers and can be blended without any difficulty.
Lenzing Modal® is not only exceptionally soft but completely natural as well. The fiber’s secret lies in its origins: Lenzing Modal® is made from cellulose and is thus inherently natural. Lenzing produces the pulp used for fiber production which in turn enables it to control the entire production process. In this way all of the process steps guarantee optimal energy use and the highest recovery rates.
Lenzing Modal® is a perfect fiber to blend with cotton due to its mercerizable and alkali-resistant features. A 50/50 blend is a classic, with the Lenzing Modal® tone- in- tone dye affinity particularly effective in this case.
The universality of Lenzing Modal® is unique. It can be blended with each and every fiber and processed on all conventional machines. Lenzing Modal® is a universal genius among cellulose fibers thanks to its mercerizable properties and uncomplicated processing. As a result, fabrics can be produced for various applications and clothing, including home textiles.
SPV will increase its fiber production capacity by 80,000 tons per year with the construction of line 5, which will operate by end of 2012. This addition capacity will increase SPV’s total production to 325,000 tons per year.
Further investment by the Lenzing Group to expand fiber production capacity at its Indonesian subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose
Due to the strong demand from the Indonesian textile industry for high-quality viscose fibers, the Lenzing Group, a world market leader in man-made cellulose fibers with its registered office in Austria, announced the immediate further expansion of its production capacity at PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV), the company's main Asian production facility, located at Purwakarta, West Java.