Asahi to increase polyamide filament capacity

Tokyo – Asahi Kasei Corp. will expand its production capacity for its Leona polyamide 66 filament in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, the company announced 19 Jan.

The products, which are produced by Asahi’s Fibers & Textiles business unit, are used in automotive airbags, tire cord and airbags and other industrial applications.

Annual capacity at the Nobeoka facility will increase by around 5,000 tonnes/year to reach approximately 38,000 tonnes /year

The construction project is set to launch next month with a view to delivering start-up in the first half of…

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