A further high-performance meltblown system with ecuTEC+ electro-charging unit has been commissioned at Nowotex GmbH & Co. KG, Eichenzell/Germany. The company specializes in needled nonwovens and, with the new system from Oerlikon Nonwoven, a business unit of the Manmade Fibers segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, now also has meltblown nonwovens manufacturing capacities, allowing Nowotex to expand its product portfolio.
As of now, the company is producing polypropylene (PP) filter nonwovens, which are particularly suitable for protective masks. Using the new meltblown system, in future filter nonwovens will be manufactured that can be used to produce up to 600 million operating room filter masks or 300 million FFP2 masks per year.
The system has been optimally equipped with the ecuTEC+ electro-charging unit for the production of mask nonwovens. It is also suitable for manufacturing other high-end filtration nonwovens for industrial applications.