Progress on Investment Commitment in Next-Generation Fibre Innovation and Technology

Progress on Investment Commitment in Next-Generation Fibre Innovation and Technology

Last year, RGE announced a US$200 million investment in cellulosic textile fibre research and development over the course of 10 years to help fast and linear fashion become more circular and sustainable. The investment represents a firm commitment to supporting solutions in alternative cellulose or plant-based feedstock and closed-loop manufacturing. To realise the ambition of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 2018 Highlights

RGE 2018 Highlights

2018 was a year marked by renewed purpose and continued progress across the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) group of companies. In addition to new ventures and opportunities, there was an intensification of efforts in sustainable development across the RGE companies. Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) was unveiled as the newest business group in RGE, and is […]