Key Improvements Required
Although Aoyang Technology attended the CanopyStyle Summits in China in 2015 and in 2016, the company has not moved from a cordial dialogue to being actively engaged in CanopyStyle. The company is the only producer that has been engaged for the past three years that has not developed and adopted a policy commitment. The immediate next step for Aoyang Technology is to develop a strong wood fiber sourcing policy. Once this is accomplished, the next action required for its implementation will be to share sourcing data and to obtain third party verification.
Given growth projections in the sector, Aoyang Technology should proactively screen any future ventures and new supply against the ForestMapper and aggressively build next generation solutions into their fiber projections for the coming years.
Areas where the company is showing leadership
No significant leadership shown to date. Aoyang Technology is encouraged to demonstrate leadership moving forward.
Number of viscose, lyocell and dissolving pulp mills + location and production volumes
Aoyang Technology, owns 2 viscose mills in China.
• Manasi Aoyang – 90 000 tonnes of viscose
• Funing Aoyang – 170 000 tonnes of viscose
Aoyang produces man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) and nonwovens, mainly standard viscose fibers and rayon.
The company has been unresponsive in providing information. Like many other viscose producers, the company is expected to be sourcing a large variety of tree species.