Andritz sets up converting line for disposable masks

April 20, 2020 - Austria

Andritz Diatec, part of international technology Group Andritz, has set up a fully automatic, high-speed face mask converting line for manufacturing disposable face masks. In the first configuration, the new line will be able to produce masks for surgical/medical applications. Its capacity to produce other mask types – like N95/FFP2 – is being assessed.

The new Andritz D-Tech Face Mask line produces and laminates three or more layers of fabrics (spunbond, meltblown, thermo-bonded nonwovens and others) and ensures highest quality and hygiene standards. It comprises unwinding and guiding units for nonwoven webs, cutting and positioning devices for the metal nose bar, an edge welding and cutting unit, a 90-degree rotation process, as well as positioning and welding of the ear loop elastics.

The line has a speed of up to 110 m/min and is able to produce up to 750,000 face masks per day. There are also different packaging options available - products can be packed in bags by an automatic flow wrapping machine or in cardboard boxes by an automatic cartoner.

Andritz Diatec is one of the globally leading specialists for converting machines for the production of hygiene end products - diapers for children and adults, feminine hygiene, underpads, absorbent pads for the food industry, and now also face masks.