Andritz Diatec, part of the international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has developed a fully automatic, high-speed face mask converting line for the production of disposable face masks. In the first configuration, this new converting line will be able to produce masks for surgical/medical applications; other mask types – like N95/FFP2 – are currently being evaluated.
The new D-Tech face mask line produces and laminates 3 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 nonwovens, cutting and positioning devices for the metal nose bar, an edge welding and cutting unit, a 90° 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.