The woodyard forms part of the integrated facilities operated by APRIL. Wood logs from the different forest plantations operated by APRIL and its supply partners are received and weighed at the woodyard. Wood logs are processed into woodchips.
Dissolving wood pulp is processed into viscose-rayon, a natural and biodegradable fibre used in textile products. Throughout the manufacturing processes, the quality of viscose-rayon is closely monitored. Emissions and waste are managed responsibly in compliance with high industry standards.
Harvested wood from sustainably managed forests and plantations are processed into a refined dissolving wood pulp. APR uses majority renewable biomass to power its mill and optimize on energy efficiencies, resulting in lower scope 2 GHG emissions.
Renewable plantations provide the wood-based raw material for our viscose-rayon. The plantations are monitored and managed carefully by technical production teams to ensure high productivity of wood fibre.
The tropical climate in Indonesia, where a vast majority of wood fibre is sourced, provides optimal growing conditions so that the trees are harvested and replanted in 5 year rotation cycles.
We sell to the main textile hubs located around the world.
In Indonesia, Eucalyptus and Acacia tree seedlings are matured in nurseries. On successful rooting and acclimatisation, the young plants are transported and planted manually in the forest plantations.