Having grown and developed the Spunchem business and it’s people in the South African market over the past 20 years, we’re dedicated to remaining a customer focused business by investing in and developing our technology and our local people to accommodate and meet our customer’s needs every step of the way. By applying the skills and experience we’ve gained in the local market, Spunchem is best positioned to deliver world class products for our customers at highly competitive rates that will remain unmatched by any competitor.
Spunchem International made the decision to install a hygiene-focused plant after consultations with the market concluded that all high quality SS and SMS product was imported. In developing our Hygiene focused facility, Spunchem worked hand in hand with a top-three diaper manufacturer, which included extensive trials of product manufactured using the technology that Spunchem will employ. Spunchem evaluated all available technologies and product properties to ensure the highest quality requirements will be achievable.
In order to maintain the levels of quality and delivery that our customers have grown to expect from Spunchem, we’ve embarked on a massive expansion program which will see our Spunbond production grow to 32 000 tons per annum by 2018
With construction seeing completion by end July 2016, Spunchem is in the process of installing a state of the art SMXS line of 8000 tons per annum nameplate capacity plant, to increase total capacity to over 22 000 TPA nameplate capacity over 4 Spunbond lines. A second 10 000 TPA SMMS plant is scheduled for the end of 2018 to meet the market requirements of South Africa and surrounding regions.
Further to this, we have extensive plans to increase our coating/laminating and printing capacity. We currently operate 3 coating / laminating lines, which includes the ability to make cloth like backing sheet, cast film, breathable film and textile backing sheet. Spunchem also has both a 2 colour printing ability, with a 4 colour printer arriving in November 2016.
First installation of this new equipment will start in August 2016 and production will get underway by late November / early December, with supply entering the market in January 2017.
After 20 years in the business Spunchem International is approaching this massive expansion drive with absolute confidence in our customer’s futures, as well as our own. Here’s looking to the next 20 years.