Indian Rayon, the VFY unit of Aditya Birla Nuvo, is a major player in the Indian viscose filament yarn business. The unit enjoys a 38 per cent domestic market share, making it the second largest producer of viscose filament yarn in India.
Branded 'Ray One', the viscose filament yarn is available in more than 600 shades. The yarn comes in a wide array of colours, including natural whites. It ranges from the purest tints, through medium tones to vibrant deep shades in fine to coarse deniers ranging from 75 to 1200.
With a capacity of 17,520 tonnes per annum (tpa), Indian Rayon is the first in the country to adopt the most advanced VFY technology with 88 pot spinning machines (PSY) and 17 continuous spinning machines on parallel yarn. It also accounts for 50 per cent of VFY exports from India making it the largest exporter of VFY from India.
Located at Veraval in Gujarat, the VFY plant is the first in Aditya Birla Nuvo to be accredited with the ISO 9001:2000 and the ISO 14001:2004 certification. It also has the OHSAS 18001 and OEKO Tex certification.
As a part of its backward integration process, it has a 91,250 TPA caustic soda plant with membrane cell technology from UDHE Gmbh (Germany). A 34.5 MW cogeneration thermal power plant supplies uninterrupted power.
A slew of initiatives are underway to improve quality, increase the share of value-added products and lower the cost.