Firmelbo SA, a Romanian-based acrylic fibre manufacturer, has invested over 45bn lei ($1.6m) to modernise equipment in 2000. As a result, Firmelbo received the quality standard ISO 9002 at the end of 2000. The daily output of the fabric, which amounts to 4,000 tonnes, increased by 25 per cent in 2000, compared to the output in 1990. About 70 per cent of the production is exported.