Due to the high demand for processed materials in protective mask production, a laboratory system in Neumünster/Germany by Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, has been converted to manufacture nonwovens.
The laboratory system at the R&D Center is normally used solely for research and development purposes as well as customer trials. Now the facility manufactures material for more than 1 million protective masks a month. With this, small local businesses and companies will be supported in their effort to manufacture face masks.
Furthermore, Oerlikon Nonwoven has received a significant number of orders on the production of the machines and systems used for meltblown nonwovens. The company has signed orders in the mid-range double-digit millions. Delivery times have been adopted as much as possible. Oerlikon is intending to start delivering the additional orders for nonwovens systems in fall 2020.
Oerlikon will also be comissioning the first meltblown system at the site of a leading Western European nonwovens producers in the 2nd quarter of 2020. This system will be deployed exclusively in the manufacture of nonwovens for respiratory masks.