There is an increasing domestic demand for hygiene products in India and Southeast Asia. The demand is already at 165% against local supply capacity. The manufacturer for nonwovens Avgol Ltd., Petah Tikva/Israel, an Indorama Ventures Ltd. company, is one of the leaders in the global hygiene market with a comprehensive range of ultra-lightweight spun-melt nonwovens.
As part of the company’s commitment to continue increasing its presence and service across India and Southern Asia, Agvol is relocating an existing asset to India. Relocation of the Avgol Line 5 production, an SMMS (spunmelt meltblown meltblown spunmelt) line plus additional melt blown line, from Barkan/Israel to India is underway now, with installation expected to be completed by end of 2021. The investment in new production capacity would also support further product development from Avgol under its Forward Innovative Thinking strategy (FIT). The research and development program creates value, flexibility and sustainability for brands and manufacturers from the outset.