NSC-Fibertex tie up with nonwoven lines in SA & Czech Republic
11 May '10
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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 ProDyn control system with card, crosslapper, drafter and needlelooms.
During the recent IDEA show in Miami, Fibertex finalized the purchase of another ProDyn line from NSC nonwoven together with needleloom equipment for its plant in the Czech Republic. This is the fifth ProDyn line for the Fibertex group. The investment also features the IsoProDyn system for ideal tensile strength uniformity across the fabric width.