In times of the corona virus costumers need to be more independent of Chinese producers. The machinery and components manufacturer Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG, Troisdorf/Germany, supports countries and other investors to implement a domestic medical supply production. The company is therefore shortening the delivery time to only 3.5 months for meltblown lines to produce the crucial middle material layer for face masks.
A first contract with the new delivery time has already been concluded. The 1.6 m wide Reicofil meltblown line is scheduled to start operation in August 2020. With an annual output of 550 tons, the plant will produce H99 filter material for up to 1.8 million face masks a day.
Reifenhäuser Reicofil also supplies technology for the production of other medical protection clothing, such as surgical gowns. These products are made of a combination of spunbond and meltblown material. The corresponding Reicofil composite lines are expected to be delivered within 10-11 months.