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Fibertex Nonwovens History


1968 - 2018

Active in nonwovens since 1968, Fibertex Nonwovens celebrates its 50 years anniversary.




Fibertex Nonwovens acquires the Brazilian nonwovens producer DUCI situated near Sao Paulo. Thereby increasing its spunlace production capacity.




Installation of new production line for thermally bonded materials for filtration and furniture applications in the Czech Republic.






Fibertex Nonwovens established Fibertex Private Limited in Bangalore, India and Fibertex Nonwovens Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

Installation of a new needlepunch line in the Czech Republic producing lightweight technical nonwovens for the automotive industry.





With effect from 2 November 2015 Fibertex Nonwovens A/S has acquired the Turkish nonwovens manufacturer Ribatek.
With effect from 1st March 2015

Fibertex Nonwovens A/S has increased its ownership interest in Fibertex South Africa to 74.2% and increased the manufacturing capacity with an investment in a state-of-the-art production line.





Fibertex acquires the American nonwovens producer Fibertex Nonwovens (formerly Non Woven Solutions) based in Ingleside, north of Chicago.




Fibertex Nonwovens has 100% ownership of Fibertex Nonwovens S.A.S.

Increase of capacity for value-added products.


Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens and Fibertex Personal Care are split into two independent legal entities with effect from
1 January 2011. The new company name for Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens is Fibertex Nonwovens A/S.
Fibertex Nonwovens acquires the French nonwovens manufacturer Tharreau Industries, now Fibertex Nonwovens S.A.S.


Fibertex starts up a new factory in South Africa with a view to manufacturing and marketing needlepunch products – primarily geotextiles for construction works and products for the growing South African automotive industry.


Jørgen Bech Madsen, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens and Mikael Staal Axelsen, Fibertex Personal Care, are appointed as CEOs to achieve maximum utilisation of the growth opportunities.


Installation of a high capacity needlepunch line in Denmark and a new needlepunch line with aerodynamic carding in the Czech Republic



Installation of a new state-of-the-art needlepunch production line at a new site in the Czech Republic, the most advanced of its kind in Europe, bringing the next generation of nonwovens into technical applications.


Fibertex acquires the Czech nonwovens manufacturer Vigona (now Fibertex Nonwovens,a.s.)



Change in ownership. New owner is the Danish industrial conglomerate Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co.


Certification according to DS/EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in Aalborg, Denmark.


Fibertex Portugal is established as a sales subsidiary 100% owned by Fibertex.


A major investment programme initiated bringing Fibertex into a solid position as an increasingly important supplier of nonwovens. Fibertex starts supplying the Personal Care industry.


Fibertex France, SARL, is established as a sales subsidiary 100% owned by Fibertex.


Certification according to ISO 9001 Quality Management System in Aalborg, Denmark.


Fibertex Spain is established in 1990 as a sales subsidiary
100 % owned by Fibertex A/S.

Installation of new fibre technology for needlepunch production.


Expansion of fibre & needlepunch production in new facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.


Needlepunch product portfolio widened to include geotextiles and nonwovens for Furniture & Bedding.


Fibertex founded by the EAC.

First production line for needlepunch producing carpet backings in Aalborg, Denmark.