In 2010, Fibertex established Fibertex South Africa (Pty) Ltd. together with Safyr (South African Fibre Yarn Rugs Pty Ltd.) a local South African partner. The view of the company is to manufacture and market needlepunched products.
The manufacturing plant is located near Durban and has a high-tech, state-of-the-art and competitive production system with a view to make primarily geotextiles for road works, but also products for the growing South African automotive industry. Furthermore, the new nonwoven facility will also target applications in many industrial applications such as furniture, bedding, filtration and the automotive industry.
For its South African operation, Fibertex has purchased a new needling line from NSC nonwoven. The wide production line includes the weight ProDynŽ control system with card, crosslapper, drafter and needlelooms.
During the recent IDEA show in Miami, Fibertex finalized the purchase of another ProDynŽ line from NSC nonwoven together with needleloom equipment for its plant in the Czech Republic. This is the fifth ProDynŽ line for the Fibertex group. The investment also features the IsoProDynŽ system for ideal tensile strength uniformity across the fabric width.
Above a picture taken at the recent IDEA show after the signature for the fifth ProDynŽ unit, Fibertex represented by Mr Joergen Bech Madsen, C.E.O. of Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens and NSC nonwoven by Mr Johannes Haep, C.E.O. and Mr Jean-Philippe Dumon, Sales & Marketing Director.