We produce spunbond/spunmelt and printed nonwoven fabrics

Our nonwoven and printed nonwoven fabric  rolls are used  in baby diapers, feminine hygiene and incontinence care products – in a wide range of different applications. Nonwovens are innovative, versatile and indispensable, and modern life would be quite literally impossible without them. Learn more in the following.

 

Versatile use

Depending on which technology platform is used, the nonwovens have specific characteristics used across a wide range of applications in the hygiene industry. Specific functions include: absorbency, liquid repellency, stretch, softness, strength, cushioning and barrier. Colour, scents and many other features can be added to the nonwovens in a special printing process.

With our Fibertex Personal Care and Innowo Print products, we play an important role in the value chain of the hygiene industry.

Facts

Fibertex Personal Care is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spunbond/spunmelt nonwoven fabrics for the hygiene industry. Through our Innowo Print business, we possess a unique print technology, where colours and images are printed directly on many types of nonwoven materials. Innowo Print is market leader in direct printing on a wide range of nonwovens for the hygiene industry.
Both business units supply products that are key components in baby diapers, sanitary napkins and adult incontinence care products.

People

The Fibertex Personal Care Group employs approximately 755 people globally.  Headquarters are in Denmark.

Facilities

For our nonwovens business we have production sites in Denmark and Malaysia, and customer support offices in Japan and India.

Our Printing facilities are in Germany, Malaysia and in the USA.

Business area

Our customers represent well-known global consumer brands within baby diapers, feminine hygiene and incontinence care products.

Ownership

The Fibertex Personal Care Group is owned by the industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co.

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Schouw & Co. is a listed industrial conglomerate that makes long-term investments in leading businesses in which active and developing ownership is performed. Currently, this include six large portfolio businesses:

With production facilities in 29 countries and with a total of around 10,000 colleagues – and sales to about 100 countries, Schouw & Co. is globally very active, and each year significant investments in growth and development are made.

In 2018, the Fibertex Personal Care Group generated a revenue of almost DKK 2.2 billion.

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Sustainability

We know the importance of minimising harmful effects through smarter designs, cleaner production procedures and more comprehensive disposal alternatives. This short movie shows an example of how we contribute to sustainable solutions:

 Learn how we work with this in our different business units:

Values

We supply spunmelt nonwoven fabrics and print on many types of nonwovens for hygiene products.
But what we really want to deliver to our customers is peace of mind – from the first contact until our product completes theirs. The solution to this challenge lies not in the machinery, technology or people, but in the intersection of all three.

“Trust and reliability are our most precious assets. We are professionals, show respect to everybody and behave in a responsible manner – both in business and in society in general. We are experts in our field, and do not exist in isolation. By always listening to the opinions of others we strive to remain open-minded and flexible.”

This is the fabric of trust.

Our Logos

 

Fibertex Personal Care

The 5th element is an important part of our logo. The purple colour symbolises the product itself and the pink colour the interconnectedness of the people involved. It says:

”We are in it together. We depend on each other. Together we create.”

Innowo Print

The letter “W” has been designed to show flow and collaboration. Symbolically, the “W” also refers to the printing technique and process. It says:

”We know that our uniqueness comes from the combination of technology and skilful, dedicated people”

Our history

It started with carpet backings. The year was 1968, and the technology was drylaid needlepunch. The business grew steadily. In 1996 it was time for adding a new technology  to our platform – spunbond technology. This investment made us able to move into the hygiene market. Fibertex Personal Care was born.

2019

Establishing print facility in Asheboro, North Carolina, USA

With our new print facility we are able to produce Innowo Print products locally to meet the growing demand for printed nonwovens in North and South America.

2018

Expanding with second Innowo Print line in Nilai, Malaysia

Our second print line in Malaysia is now ready to support this region with more printed nonwovens from our Innowo Print brand.

2017

Innowo Print: new print line and BRC/IOPC Certificate

At our German Innowo Print business unit, print capacity is increased by adding a new eight-colour flexoprinting line.

2017

Investments in Malaysia and Denmark

Investment in an additional production line in Malaysia – in Sendayan, close to our existing plant in Nilai.

In Denmark, extensive upgrade of production lines to ensure our continuous competitiveness and ability to deliver unique products of highest quality.

2017

FIBERTEX LOFT - new technology and product category

Launch of new technology and new LOFT product category. Using our existing spunbond technology platform and extensive knowhow, we are now able to introduce a new technology - LOFT – making us able to produce Fibertex LOFT nonwovens with unparalleled level of softness.

2017

Announcing investment in the USA

Announcement of our investment in printing factory in the USA.

We expect strong growth rates within this niche in the coming years, and we plan to have our American factory completed by the end of 2018.

We now employ approx. 680 people globally.

2016

Establishing print facility in Nilai, Malaysia

With the new print facility, our Innowo Print business unit is now also supplying high quality print from Malaysia.
The expansion is based on the growing demand for printed nonwovens in Asia and our aim to support the further development of the Innowo Print brand.

2016

New building in Ilsenburg, Germany

For our production site in Ilsenburg - home of our Innowo Print business unit - a new production hall, warehouse and laboratory is built – ready for further growth and coming new print machines.

2016

New visual identity for Innowo Print

Launch of new Innowo Print visual identity, including an iconic logo with a special emphasize on the letter "w", designed to show flow and collaboration inspired by the printing technique and process.

2015

ISO 50001 Certificate achieved for German factory

The ISO 50001 Certificate is obtained for our factory in Germany.
The factory in Ilsenburg, a Innowo Print business unit, has established an energy management system and successfully applied it in accordance with the requirements of the international standard.

2014

Increasing print capacity in Ilsenburg, Germany

Our print facility - supplying print on nonwovens under the brand Innowo Print - is increasing capacity by installing a third print line.

2014

Full ownership of Innowo Print

Fibertex Personal Care acquires the remaining 85% of the shares in Innowo Print, the European leader in direct printing on nonwovens, which we co-founded in 2007. This strategic investment will further strengthen our position as a supplier delivering specialised products and services.

2014

Change in organisational structure

Implementing a corporate function composed of employees within designated key areas to increase the alignment between our locations and to allocate resources for further development of the group.

2013

New spunbond line in Malaysia

Our seventh production line - the fourth in Malaysia - is on stream by end of 2013.


2012

Opening of offices in Japan and India

To be represented even closer to our customers and increase service, we establish offices in India and Japan.

2011

Second print line set up in Ilsenburg, Germany

The joint-venture we entered into in 2007 in Germany - Innowo Print - is expanded with a second print line.

2011

Expanding in Malaysia

A new three-beam spunbond line is installed in Malaysia. This is the third line in Malaysia and our 6th line in the group.

Globally we employ approx. 350 people.

2011

Fibertex Personal Care is born

As of 1st January 2011, Fibertex A/S is split into two separate companies: Fibertex Personal Care A/S and Fibertex Nonwovens A/S.

In this connection a new Fibertex Personal Care visual identity is presented. The new logo has a special emphasize on the 5th element, designed to symbolise the product itself, as well as the interconnectedness of people involved. It expresses: "We’re in it together. We depend on each other. Together we create."

2008

Commercial print production starts in Ilsenburg, Germany

The first print line is ready for commercial production under the brand name Innowo Print.

2007

Innowo Print is established

With 15% ownership, Fibertex A/S enters a joint-venture to be part of the establishment of a printing company – an innovative move and strategic important decision.

Behind the establishment of this joint-venture was two innovative people - one from a nonwovens manufacturer (Fibertex A/S) and one from a print company - who saw the business opportunity of combining their expertise. They named the new company Innowo Print. The first part of the name derives from the words “innovative” and “nonwoven”.

2006

New spunbond/spunmelt production line in Denmark

Third spunbond/spunmelt production line added in Denmark. At the same time, the existing production lines were successfully optimised.

2005

Expanding in Malaysia

Another state-of-the-art spunbond/spunmelt production line was brought into operation in Malaysia, significantly strengthening our position in South East Asia.

2004

Launch of our first product categories

Our three unique product categories – COMFORT, ELITE and DUAL – were launched.

2003

Going global

By the establishment of a manufacturing site in Malaysia we are getting global. The new spunbond/spunmelt facility strengthened our position in the Asian region, ensured shorter delivery times and enhanced competitiveness.

2002

New owners

We were bought by the Danish industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co., with long-term stability and additional investment capabilities as result.

2001

Certified according to ISO 14001

Certified according to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System – as one of the first spunbond/spunmelt producers in our industry. Also Q-Match – our new quality management system - was implemented.

2000

Second spunbond/spunmelt production line in Denmark

Investment in second spunbond/spunmelt line in Denmark to meet the increasing demands from the hygiene market.

1997

First spunbond/spunmelt production

The first Reicofil spunbond/spunmelt production line came on stream in Aalborg, Denmark. We were now ready to enter a new business area - the hygiene industry.

1996

Time for change

In 1996, we decided to go new ways – and to be the first - to invest in all-new spunbond/spunmelt production technology in Aalborg, Denmark. The investment made us able to expand the existing product programme and move into the hygiene market.
The Fibertex Personal Care Division was born.

1996

Change in ownership

In 1996 EAC divested the majority of the shares to Dansk Kapitalanlæg Aktieselskab, Kommunernes Pensionsforsikring A/S and to the management of Fibertex A/S.

1968

It started with carpet backings

The year was 1968, the technology was drylaid needlepunch and the location was Aalborg, Denmark. Here, our company – Fibertex A/S - saw the light of day as a subsidiary of a major Danish conglomerate, EAC. Throughout the 1970-1980s the company grew steadily by adding geotextiles for the building and construction industry as well as fabrics for furniture and bedding.

Code of Conduct

Over the years, we have built a reputation of having high business ethics – and as an important contribution to our continuous success, we have made a common set of guiding principles to help all in our group to navigate across different cultures, traditions, local laws and regulations.

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Code of Conduct for Suppliers

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