The plant operates under Fibres Sdn Bhd innovative Kaneka, is a global supplier of heavy equipment for hair products.
Innovative Kaneka has invested RM41.5 million fibreers produces synthetic hair products called "Futura", since May of this year, and second to invest RM35.2 million this year.
Company CEO Ryuichi Takagi said the new investment was made for various reasons, including economic strength of Malaysia and policy support, attractive tax incentives, political stability and skilled labor .
He said the company are synthetic fibers made of polyester, flame retardant, and use different hair products, such as wigs, fabrics, braids and other hair accessories.
"The manufacturing process includes spinning, which makes the hair tangle-free and tailored styling.
"It also creates a sense of touch similar to natural human and animal hair," he told reporters after opening the facility issued by the International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Jacob Sagan Dungau weeks past.
Takagi said the finished products have received good response from the United States as an alternative to similar products made from real human hair.
He said that the expansion of the plant fibers Innovative Kaneka began in November last year and was completed in April this year.
"We will hire about 30 new employees when the plant is fully operational later this year," he said, adding that about RM183 Kaneka has spent millions on various programs to reinvest in Malaysia between 1998 and 2009.
"We are also studying the possibility of other companies in Malaysia, especially in the current production site in Gebeng," he added.
Jacob expressed his confidence that the fibers Kaneka Malaysia innovative improve exports of synthetic fibers, hair products, only RM340, 000 last year and RM71, 000 the previous year.
In addition, Kaneka innovative fibers, has also Kaneka Kaneka (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Kaneka Electec Sdn Bhd Sdn Bhd Eperan Kaneka Kaneka Paste and Polymer Sdn Bhd in Gebeng.