A large Indonesian hydrocarbon producer will begin production of high-strength, high-value cellulose fibers at its new plant, the company said on Monday.HBT Group said in a statement it had opened a new facility in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta that will begin producing high-quality synthetic cellulose and nylon.
Herta Group is Indonesia’s biggest producer of cellulose, a key ingredient in products ranging from paper to plastics, but its products are not widely available in the country.HXT is the world’s largest producer of synthetic fibers, and its production of fiber-rich fibers is a priority for the government.
The company’s current facility in Java, which is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the capital, has been shut since 2015 due to poor soil quality.
The new facility will have two main units, the first producing high quality fiber and the second producing high strength synthetic fibers.HGT said the new plant will produce a wide range of products, including paper, leather, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, and other products.
The company is the country’s largest consumer of synthetic fiber and is expected to create 2.5 million jobs, HBT said.HDT is owned by China’s state-owned CNOOC Group, which owns PetroChina, Indonesia’s largest oil producer.