With the installation of a new sustainable spunlace line in Tayuan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan/China, the producer of technical textiles Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, will begin production of nonwovens for diverse markets.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is used on the line developed by Freudenberg to detect variances in the material and for automatic adjustments. Furthermore, a high-grade IR camera identifies small melt defects. This technology enhances filament distribution for increased material uniformity, which in turn provides customers with ease of processing the nonwovens for a variety of applications.
In addition to new, proprietary technology, the production line features enhancements to reduce environmental impacts. All parts used in construction were selected based on their energy efficiency to lessen CO2
emissions during operation.
The Taiwan site also invested in a new recycling system to recycle all start-up materials as well as scrap materials during normal operations; the recycling line will help the team in their goal to reach zero-waste operations. The spunlaid line will also run partially on solar energy supplied from panels installed on site early last year.