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Oerlikon commissions high-performance meltblown system

Jun 04, 2021
Oerlikon commissions high-performance meltblown system

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Oerlikon Nonwoven has commissioned a high-performance meltblown system with ecuTEC+ electro-charging unit at NOWOtex GmbH & Co. KG in Eichenzell, Germany. Hesse-based Oerlikon specialises in needled nonwovens and – with the new system – now also has meltblown nonwovens manufacturing capacities, allowing NOWOtex to expand its product portfolio. As of now, the company is producing polypropylene filter nonwovens, that are particularly suitable for protective masks as the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for protective masks and the domestic manufacture of these products is being promoted and supported by the German Government.

NOWOtex GmbH trusts Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown technology. Using the new meltblown system, NOWOtex will manufacture first-class filter nonwovens that can be used to produce up to 600 million operating room filter masks or 300 million highly-effective FFP2 masks per year.

The system has been optimally equipped with the ecuTEC+ electro-charging unit for the production of mask nonwovens. According to Vincent Bach, Managing Director, NOWOtex, due to the excellent collaboration, the system has been operating under stable production conditions for several weeks with optimum nonwoven quality of the very highest standards.

He added that, the Oerlikon Nonwoven system offers maximum flexibility, besides manufacture of nonwovens for masks and demand is huge. Due to the meltblown system, they have been able to launch the new NOWOmelt product range. This is providing clients with an even broader range of innovative nonwovens.

The system is also ideal for manufacturing other high-end filtration nonwovens for industrial applications. Ingo Mählmann, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Oerlikon Nonwoven, said that, many systems exclusively designed for mask nonwoven production were commissioned during the pandemic but, they are now focusing on sustainability. The meltblown systems have been designed in such a way that they can be converted for other applications quickly and without great expense, which means that customers are well-equipped for future requirements.

Source: Oerlikon neumag

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