Association of Man-Made Fibre Industry of India


The AMFII was set up in 1951 as “The Rayon Manufacturers’ Association”. In 1959, its name was changed to “Association of Man-Made Fibre Industry of India” to include all the modern Man-Made Fibres of 20th Century origin thereby expanding its scope and membership. Thus, the Membership of the AMFII varied from time to time and included both Synthetic and Cellulosic Man-Made Fibres and Filament Yarn Manufacturers.

On 29th April 1987, the AMFII was registered as a Private Limited Company under section 25 A of the Companies Act 1956. It was also registered under section 12 of the Income Tax Act as an organization for charitable purpose for “advancement of an object of general public utility”.

The substantive objects for which the Association is established are:-

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History of Man-Made Cellulosic

As part of Industrial Revolution, Cellulose was the result of man’s endeavor to invent a cheaper substitute for expensive Silk Fiber. Cellulose was invented in 1884 in France. It was first manufactured for commercial uses in 1910 by Avtex Fibers Inc. in the United States. Initially it was marketed as “Artificial Silk”. However, the manufacturers didn’t find the word “artificial” very appealing from the marketing point of view. Hence, the name “Rayon” was adopted.

Viscose Filament Yarn

VFY is a natural fibre which can be made to resemble silk, cotton and wool in its feel and texture. Known for its versatility, VFY has superior drape, fluidity and lustre which makes it a popular choice for manufacturing fabrics such as georgettes, crepes and chiffons. Manufactured under the brand name Raysil (formerly known as Rayon), VFY comes in a wide range of 600 shades with the flexibility of reproducing any shade to suit customer needs.

Viscose Staple Fibre

VSF is a regenerated cellulose fibre made from wood pulp, a sustainable natural resource and is bio-degradable and eco-friendly. A versatile fibre, VSF is used in apparel, home textiles, dress materials, knit wears and non-woven applications. Grasim is India's pioneer in VSF- a man-made, bio-degradable fibre that is fast emerging as a sustainable alternative to cotton. Grasim’s Birla Cellulose range of fibres can be used in their original form.

Rayon Tyre Yarn

Rayon is an excellent reinforcement material, which is used for Ultra high performance tyres and run flat tyres as it meets all requirements such as good adhesion to rubber and plastic, good heat ageing and chemical resistance, high modulus, low thermal shrinkage, good dimensional stability. Yarn produced is either pre-twisted (60 tpm) or Zero twist depending on the customer requirement.


Economic Times dated 23rd January, 2023

AMFII, on behalf of the Member Companies, thanked the Hon'ble Prime Minister for the RoDTEP Scheme r

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Grasim Nagda Awarded TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award.

SFD Nagda unit of Grasim Industries Ltd. won the first-ever TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award

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Grasim wins 2 Gold Shields at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Awards Ceremony

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Grasim Industries lays the foundation stone for Aditya Birla Public School at Pallipalayam, Tamil Nadu a major weaving and spinning hub

Tamil Nadu, 16 September 2021: Grasim Industries Limited, a flagship company of the global conglomer

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Grasim Industries Ltd’s Nagda SFD plant awarded Economic Times Promising Plants 2021

Grasim Industries Ltd, the flagship company of the US$46-billion Aditya Birla Group, has been awarde

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Grasim Vilayat Site Achieves the EU BAT Compliances

Birla Cellulose’s Grasim Cellulosic Division, Vilayat, India has successfully commissioned the Car

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