TROISDORF – Reifenhäuser Reicofil reports that in order to become more independent from China in medical supplies such as face masks, a number of countries are looking to set up their own production.
In order to implement such projects as speedily as possible, the company is shortening the delivery times for its meltblown lines – with which to produce the crucial middle material layer for face masks – to just 3.5 months for
“Quick and reliable solutions like this are needed in the corona virus crisis,” says Reifenhäuser Reicofil CEO Dr Bernd Kunze. “In the current situation, we are gladly departing from customary procedures because sticking to standards in a non-standard situation is out of place. It goes without saying that we will do everything in our power to serve these new needs quickly without sacrificing the high quality our customers are accustomed to.”
The first contract with the new delivery time has already been concluded and the 1.6 metre-wide Reicofil meltblown line is scheduled to start operation in August 2020. With an annual output of 550 metric 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 protective clothing, such as surgical gowns. These products are made of a SMS nonwoven structures and the Reicofil composite lines for manufacturing them can be delivered within ten to eleven months.