The history of Fibertex Personal Care


2016 - 2017                                                                                                   In October 2016, first print line in Malaysia started its production and ready to supply to the growing demand in Asia.

In 2016, Fibertex Personal Care further invested in Denmark and Malaysia. A production line in Denmark will be upgraded to expand production capacity but also to boost the technology which allow us to manufacture a new product line - Fibertex Loft. The new product will be launched beginning of 2017. An additional production line in Malaysia close to Nilai plant - but at a new location with opportunities for future growth expected to be ready for production by mid of 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Innowo Print will increase the production capacity by adding a new line. The line is an eight colour flexoprinting line – and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2017.

We now globally employ approx. 600 people.                                               

2015                                                                                                                          In August, Innowo Print, decided to establish a new printing facility in Malaysia.

Fibertex Personal Care acquired the remaining 85% of shares in Innowo Print, the European leader in direct printing on nonwovens, which we co-founded in 2007.
Our seventh production line was taken into operation end of 2013 in Malaysia. Early 2014 our organizational structure was changed into a corporate structure to ensure better alignment between Fibertex Personal Care Denmark and Malaysia and to allocate resources for the further development of the company. At the same time, with the establishment of an office in India and Japan, our presence in the Asian region has been strengthened. 
Fibertex Personal Care invested USD 55m in a state-of-the-art production line in Malaysia. The facility will be in operation within two years and increase the total production capacity by 30%. With this new investment, the production facility in Malaysia will reach a total capacity of 70,000 tons during the next two years.

In 2003, we went global by establishing a manufacturing site in Malaysia. The spunbond/spunmelt plant in Kuala Lumpur strengthened our position in the Asian region and ensured shorter delivery times and enhanced competitiveness.

In late 2005, another state-of-the-art production line was brought into operation in Malaysia, which significantly strengthened our position in South East Asia. 

In 2006, yet another production line based on the latest Reicofil 4 technology was added. At the same time, our department in Aalborg successfully optimised the operation of the existing production lines. In 2010, our company was split into two separate businesses – Fibertex Personal Care A/S and Fibertex Nonwovens A/S. 

In 2011, we – now Fibertex Personal Care - globally employ approx. 350 people and can honestly say that future looks bright. In September, another line was installed in Malaysia.  

In 1996 it was time for a change of pace. Our company decided to go new ways by investing in all-new spunbond/spunmelt production technology. The investment made us able to expand the existing product programme and move into the hygiene market. Fibertex Personal Care was born.

Besides the technological quantum leaps, the ownership was about to change. In 1996 EAC divested the majority of the shares to Dansk Kapitalanlæg Aktieselskab, Kommunernes Pensionsforsikring A/S and to the management of Fibertex. 

In March 2002 our company found new owners: The Danish industrial conglomerate SCHOUW & Co. decided to take over with long-term stability and additional investment capabilities as a result.

It started with carpet backings. The year was 1968, the technology was drylaid needlepunch and the location was Aalborg, Denmark. Here, our company – then Fibertex A/S - saw the light of day as a subsidiary of a major Danish conglomerate, EAC. Throughout the 1970-1980’s the company grew steadily by adding geotextiles (for the building and construction industry) and furniture/bedding construction fabrics to the product portfolio.