Indorama Corporation is one of Asia’s leading chemical holding company. Today based in Singapore, its origins trace back to 1975 with the start of Indo-Rama Synthetics in Indonesia by its founder, M.L. Lohia, and his son, S.P Lohia. Indo-Rama Synthetics started as a yarn spinning company and manufactured cotton yarns in its early days. During the 1990s, the company diversified into the production of synthetic spun yarns and polyester fibers.
Today, Indorama manufactures a multitude of products including polyethylene, polypropylene, nitrogen fertilizers, phosphate fertilizers, polyester, polyester feedstocks, textiles, and medical gloves. It is the largest producer of polyolefins in West Africa, the largest producer of fertilizers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the largest producer of synthetic disposable gloves in the world. It is also a geographically diversified producer of spun yarns.
Along with its affiliate Indorama Ventures in Thailand, Indorama operates over 70 manufacturing sites in over 30 countries and employs over 30,000 people worldwide. Indorama Ventures is the largest producer of polyester products in the world with plants in five continents and also one of the biggest producer of polyester feedstocks. In addition to polyester, Indorama Ventures also manufactures intermediates such as IPA and performance materials made from fibers such as polypropylene, nylon, viscose, and aramids.