the delivery time for meltblown lines to only 3.5 months. Meltblown nonwovens serve as the crucial middle layer material in face masks.
Dr. Bernd Kunze, CEO of Reifenhäuser Reicofil, is convinced that quick and
reliable solutions like this are needed in the corona crisis: “In situations like
the current one, we gladly depart from customary procedures. Sticking to
standards in a non-standard situation is out of place," he says. "It goes without saying
that we will do everything in our power to serve the needs quickly and in the
accustomed high quality.”
The first contract with the new delivery time has already been concluded. A 1.6 meter wide Reicofil meltblown line is scheduled to start operation in August 2020. With an annual output of 550 metric tons, the plant will produce H99 filter material for up to 1.8 million face masks a day.
Reifenhäuser Reicofil also supplies technology for the production of other medical protection clothing, such as surgical gowns. These products are made of a SMS nonwoven structure – a combination of Spunbond (S) and meltblown (M) material. These composite lines can be delivered within 10 to 11 months.