Pegas Nonwovens has finalized its contract with Reicofil for the delivery of a production line for its new South Africa plant. The annual production capacity of the S-TwinMB-S 2600 RF4s Compact BiCo production line will be approximately 10,000 tons and it will be configured to enable the production of technologically advanced bicomponent materials. It is expected to be put into commercial operation at the beginning of 2019.
"For our plant in South Africa, we have ordered a Compact type production line with a similar configuration to the one recently put into operation in the Czech Republic. For South Africa, this investment represents a huge step forward in the area of nonwoven textile technologies for hygiene applications," says Frantisek Rezac, CEO. I
Pegas plans to beging constructing the new plant during the last quarter of this year and hopes to be complete by the end of next year.
"We are excited about expanding into a new fast growing market and hope that it marks the beginning for further growth in the region. We expect that we will start to supply the first commercial products from the new production line at the beginning of 2019 so that we fulfil the long term agreement with one of our major customers for the delivery of a significant part of the new plant's production output," says Rezac.