Explosive growth for Fibertex in Asia

Fibertex2Having not yet completed a €7.5 million expansion at its plant in Malaysia, the Personal Care division of Fibertex has announced plans to install a completely new line at the same location.

A $50 million investment will see a new, ultra-modern production line in place to complement the two existing lines which are producing around the clock for Asia’s hygiene industry.

The additional extrusion beam on one of the existing lines announced late last year is expected to becom fully operational in the second half of this year, while the new production line will be completed in eighteen months.

“With this latest investment we will increase the capacity of the Malaysian plant by approximately  25,000 tonnes annually – an 80% increase of production capacity,” said Fibertex Personal Care CEO Mikael Staal Axelsen.  “At the same time, we expect to employ another 55 people.

Both investments are part of a strategy by the company, headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, to keep up with demand in the Asian market while ensuring the plant’s ability to continue to deliver high quality products:.
“We have been ready to expand further for some time but have of course also considered if the global economic downturn would affect the market growth in Asia,” said Mr Axelsen. “However, as demand continues to grow almost explosively, we have launched the new investment so we can continue to meet the Asian demand for softer, lighter and very consistent products.”

Fibertex Personal Care supplies a wide range of spunbond and spunmelt nonwoven products for use in baby diapers, sanitary napkins, incontinence products and different products for the medical industry.

Fibertex Personal Care established the plant in Malaysia in 2003 and today is among the largest nonwoven suppliers in its segment in the Asian market and the largest non-Japanese supplier in Japan.

At Fibertex Personal Care’s plant in Aalborg, three production lines are also said to be running around the clock.  Source blog.nonwovenslive.com

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