Due to the new, unexpected and critical market situation, Asahi Kasei has made the decision to restructure its production strategy. As part of this process, the production and sales of Roica at its subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe GmbH, Dormagen/Germany, will be discontinued by March 31, 2022.
The premium stretch fiber Roica, with superior performance features enabled by integrated production from raw material to yarn based on its advanced technology, is produced by Asahi Kasei Corp., Osaka/Japan, in production sites in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Germany with strategic sales facilities around the world.
Asahi Kasei will continue to develop sales, technical and marketing services in Europe through Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, the European regional headquarters of the Asahi Kasei Group. It will especially focus on Roica added value products manufactured at its production sites in Asia.
Through this process, the company will reshape the efficiency and productivity of its global Roica operation by keeping a strong focus on responsible innovation and sustainability in close communication and safeguarding its business partners.