While continuing to create new employment opportunities in the textile industry in India and to foster young talent that will lead the next generation of India’s fashion industry, Asahi Kasei Corp., Osaka/Japan, is additionally advancing plans to install industrial wastewater treatment systems which are essential for the environmentally friendly sustainable development of the textile industry.
A producer of fibers, chemicals and electronics, Asahi Kasei renewed its membership in the Business Call to Action (BCtA) led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in February 2021 with businesses in India for Bemberg regenerated cellulose fiber (cupro) and Microza polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow-fiber membrane.
Since joining BCtA in 2016, the company’s support for stakeholders in the Bemberg value chain in India from raw material to garment as well as the collaboration with academia have been highly evaluated as a business model combining commercial activities and sustainable development.
For the new wastewater system, the company is planning to utilize Microza, a hollow-fiber membrane for filtration systems used in a wide range of fields spanning from chemicals and high-precision electronics to potable water, wastewater, foods, pharmaceuticals, power plants, and environmental protection.
This is the 45th
year since Bemberg yarn was first exported to India in 1976. With export volumes growing to over 4,000 tons/year, India is currently at the heart of this business.