Established in 1980, PT. Indo Bharat Rayon (IBR) pioneered the production of viscose staple fibre (VSF) in Indonesia and was also the first to achieve ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certifications as well as the OEKO-TEX certification from BTTG, Europe.
The company’s modern plant situated at Purwakarta in West Jawa, commenced commercial production in 1982 with a modest capacity of 16,500tpa. Through strategic investments in expansion over the years, today it has an installed capacity of over 200,000tpa and has become the world’s second largest manufacturer of VSF at a single location. The unit manufactures VSF for both textile and non-woven purposes.
Marketed under the brand name Birla Cellulose, the company produces a wide range of VSF in engineered specifications for textile and non-woven applications. The company also produces chemicals like anhydrous sodium sulphate and sulphuric acid. Anhydrous sodium sulphate is widely used in the detergent, glass, textile dyeing, and pulp and paper industries in the domestic as well as overseas market.
Committed to continuous improvement, IBR has achieved a high level of operational efficiency and product quality. The company’s strong focus on environmental protection is reflected through its investments in a sophisticated state-of-the-art waste-water treatment plant and scientific waste disposal system. This has been duly recognised with IBR continuously positioned under the “Blue Category” by the Ministry of Environment, Indonesia, which is a remarkable achievement in the rayon industry.
Amongst other recognitions, IBR has won the coveted IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2008.
Today, IBR not only enjoys a dominant share of the domestic market but also caters to a whole gamut of customers in the US, Europe, Turkey, Japan, Korea, China, Morocco, Philippines, Malaysia and other global locations in textile and non-woven segments.