The new technologies incorporated into this investment will broaden the company’s manufacturing capabilities, increase its product offering and provide technical solutions to meet both future customer and market demands. This investment will further cement Don & Low’s position as a technical leader in industrial markets.
The new RF4 line has been specifically configured for industrial applications incorporating a unique capability—to produce significantly higher tensile and isotropic spunbonds. In addition, the line will produce both mono and bicomponent spunbond utilizing combinations of polypropylene and/or polyethylene and offers improved filament distribution. The line will further benefit from Reifenhäuser’s latest digital platform. This investment will be on stream in April 2019.
In addition, the investment will see the nonwovens site expand to create a new unit to facilitate a secondary processing center of excellence, enhanced by a further investment in a high output, three colour printing line. This expansion will be complete in April 2018.