Locally produced materials have become essential to eliminate long supply chain risks in addition to economic and environmental sustainability benefits.
Expanding its site in Cape Town/South Africa, PFNonwovens has purchased an RF5 SMMS 3200 nonwovens line from Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH, Troisdorf/Germany. The hygiene and medical line is scheduled to be commissioned in Q4/2022, and will be the first Reicofil 5 (RF5) line operating in Africa.
With the RF5 technology, PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o. (PFN), Prague/Czech Republic, will deliver a high level of performance at a lower basis weight compared to alternative platforms. The new line is therefore a very good addition to the existing Reicofil BiCo line the Cape Town manufacturing site.
The hygiene industry values the consistent product quality provided by RF5 and the key product performance properties it delivers at lower basis weights helping to drive industry sustainability goals. With an energy requirement of 1-1.2 kW hours/kg produced, RF 5 manages the conversion from raw materials to nonwovens very efficiently.
»It is important for us to bring cutting edge nonwoven manufacturing capabilities to emerging markets as well.«