Union Industries SpA is investing in a six-beam, 5.2 meter Reicofil spunmelt line which will add 24,000 tons per year to its current capacity. The new line, featuring SSMMMS technology, is expected to start up during the third quarter of next year.
According to executives at the Masserano, Italy nonwovens producer, the decision to build a new line was driven by Union’s goal of supplying the hygiene and medical nonwovens market with high quality, ultra-lightweight nonwovens.
Union Industries’ most recent investment was a Reicofil 4 SSS system, a 4.2 meter that came onstream at the end of 2006, bringing the company’s total capacity to 60,000 tons per year. All of the company’s current manufacturing assets are based on Reicofil technology.
The company’s total throughput with this latest investment will be 84,000 tons.