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22 MARZO 2019

12:25 - Georgia

NEW 15 MLN GEL FACTORY TO PRODUCE APTOS FACE AND BODY LIFTING THREAD IN TBILISI

(ICE) - ROMA, 22 MAR -

A new factory will be built in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi that will produce Aptos face and body lifting thread, announces the Ministry of Economy of Georgia.

A total of 15 million GEL (about $5.59m/€4.91) will be invested in the factory that will be built within the state programme ‘Produce in Georgia’.

The factory will become operational in December 2020 and will produce 300,000 units annually.

  • More about the project can be found here.

Aptos is a non-invasive thread and methods of face and body lifting, contouring and rejuvenation. The methods have been invented in 1996 by Georgian plastic surgeon Marlen Sulamanidze and has been developed by Dr. Giorgi and Konstantine Sulamanidze. 

The plastic thread and the methods of installing have obtained 18 patents of which eight are international.


From 1996 the Aptos has produced unique threads for plastic and aesthetic surgery and cosmetology that have gained the world’s recognition and are successfully applied by specialists in more than 50 countries.

"This is a very welcoming project as it aims to produce innovative and high technology production in Georgia and more importantly – this production is created by Georgians. At the same time this is an export production which doubles the importance of the project”, said the Economy Minister Giorgi Kobulia.

Currently the Aptos threads are being sold at the international market under the label of ‘Made in Germany’ which will be replaced with ‘Made in Georgia’ label.

(ICE BAKU)