Engaging Conversations on Viscose

Engaging Conversations on Viscose

As part of ongoing global and regional efforts to demonstrate viscose production as clean, circular, renewable and sustainable, Sateri and Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) ramped up efforts in engaging its brand partners, industry professionals, NGOs, government officials, technological companies, and many other stakeholders in recent weeks.  In one highlight, both business groups were present at […]

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

More clothes are being produced than used. According to one study, one garbage truck of textiles (about 12 to 14 tonnes) is wasted every second. In 2017, the value of unused clothes exceeded US$36 billion. In addition to these, consumer demand for fast, cheap apparel continues to increase. While there already exists solutions to help […]

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Representing the largest private investment in the state of São Paulo, Brazil in the past decade, Bracell’s R$ 7 billion (USD 1.75b) dissolving pulp expansion project was announced to the media at Bandeirantes Palace on 29 July 2019. Noting its positive impact in the state and boost to Brazil’s international competitiveness, the investment was lauded […]

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE held its inaugural Bankers’ Forum on 24 May 2019 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, welcoming almost 200 stakeholders from more than 50 financial institutions for a morning of dialogue and sharing. It was the first of its kind at the RGE group level, following business group-level engagements. Attendees of the invite-only RGE Bankers’ […]

Sateri Becomes World’s Largest Viscose Producer With Latest Acquisition

Sateri Becomes World’s Largest Viscose Producer With Latest Acquisition

Sateri has propelled itself to become the world’s largest producer of viscose fibre, a natural and sustainable raw material found in everyday items like textiles, baby wipes and personal hygiene products. With its recent acquisition of 250,000mtpa capacity Jiangsu Xiangsheng Viscose Fiber Co., Ltd, its combined annual production capacity of its four viscose mills in […]

Bracell Group Rebrands Bahia Specialty Cellulose and Lwarcel Celulose under ‘Bracell’ Brand

Bracell Group Rebrands Bahia Specialty Cellulose and Lwarcel Celulose under ‘Bracell’ Brand

At 2 million tonnes per annum by 2021, Bracell is poised to cement its place as the world’s leading and largest producer of dissolving pulp. The Singapore-based group recently rebranded its Brazilian operations, with Bahia Specialty Cellulose (BSC) and São Paulo-based Lwarcel Celulose operating under the unified Bracell brand. The largest private investment in São […]