Sateri has confirmed orders for machineries to expand its Viscose Staple Fiber (VSF) production capacity by 1 million tons. This will position Sateri as the largest VSF producer in the world by 2020. The total investment in the expansion is expected to exceed RMB10 billion (USD1.5 bn).
Sateri is already the largest VSF producer in China with annual capacity in excess of 550,000 tons
from its 3 mills in Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. The company supplies premium quality VSF to textile
yarn spinners and spunlace nonwovens producers worldwide.
“We believe in the future of VSF as a superior fiber for both textiles and nonwoven fabric. In the past
one year, we have been making preparations for expansion and today’s confirmation of key machinery
orders brings us closer to realising our plan,” said Mr Tey Wei Lin, CEO of Sateri.
“The additional 1 million ton capacity will be achieved through brownfield projects at our current
operating locations. The new capacity will come on stream in phases from 2018 to 2020, subject to
market conditions. By 2020, we expect to have over 1.6 million tons capacity, making us the largest
producer of sustainably sourced and manufactured VSF in the world,” added Mr Tey.
Sateri is one of the largest viscose staple fiber producers in the world. Sateri’s viscose staple fiber is a natural
raw-material and key ingredient to everyday items like textiles, and non-woven products such as baby wipes, and
personal hygiene products. Sateri's annual production capacity exceeds 500,000 metric tons of viscose staple
fiber. Sateri is committed to sustainable development and launched its Sustainable Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2015
and Sustainability Policy in 2016. All of its 3 mills including Sateri (Fujian) Fibre, Sateri (Jiangxi) Chemical Fibre
and Sateri (Jiujiang) Fibre obtained PEFC CoC certification, Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
With our corporate office in Shanghai, we operate a sales, marketing and customer service network covering Asia,
Europe and the Americas. In particular, our well established presence in Shanghai allows us to be strategically
positioned to service the China market, which is the world's largest and fastest growing market for viscose staple