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Oerlikon Nonwoven installs meltblown plant at Wolf PVG

12
Feb '21
Pic: Oerlikon
Pic: Oerlikon
Oerlikon Nonwoven has installed a double-beam meltblown plant with ecuTEC+ electro charging unit at Wolf PVG. With this, the East Westphalian company can now supply nonwovens for producing surgical and FFP2 masks. In addition to this filter material, high-quality meltblown nonwovens can also be produced for medical and industrial filter applications.

The plant has been running for several weeks under stable production conditions with optimal nonwoven fabric quality of the highest standards.

Amidst corona pandemic and shortage of protective masks, Wolf PVG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Melitta Group, switched part of its production capacities to nonwoven mask fabric production. As a highly specialised system supplier for everything to do with vacuum cleaners and industrial filter technology, the company from East Westphalia could fall back on its extensive know-how and many years of experience.

With the meltblown plant from Oerlikon Nonwoven, Wolf PVG is further expanding its production capacities. The plant, with its two beams and the ecuTEC+ electro charging unit, is optimally designed for the production of face mask material. The plant is also ideal for the production of other filtration nonwovens. “A decisive point for investing in a plant from Oerlikon Nonwoven was the flexibility of the plant in relation to the possible product portfolio and the competence of the manufacturer,” explains Markus Seele, COO of Wolf PVG.

Dr. Ingo Mählmann, senior vice president Sales and Marketing Oerlikon Nonwoven, adds: "Thanks to the numerous setting options for the electrostatic charge provided by the ecuTEC+, the optimum loading status can be set depending on the filter application."

The meltblown technology from Oerlikon Nonwoven is considered the most technically efficient process for the production of highly effective filter media from plastic fibres. The ecuTEC+ electro charging unit also makes a significant contribution to this. With the patented process, spunbond and meltblown materials can be charged electrostatically and thus the filter performance can be significantly increased. With this, even the smallest particles are safely filtered. Nonwoven manufacturers can set the optimal charging method and intensity for their filter application.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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