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GENEVA - Reifenhauser Reicofil will exhibit at this week's INDEX exhibition in Geneva (booth 2531) where, under the slogan Living Nonwovens, the nonwoven line specialist will showcase solutions for the production of sustainable nonwovens for a wide range of applications.

As Markus Müller, sales director at Reifenhauser Reicofil notes, sustainable nonwoven production starts with the amount of material used - the less raw material needed, the better. The Reicofil 5x line series specialises in this application and achieves fabric weights of 8 gsm (grams per square metre) or less through efficient downgauging, including on 1000 m/min composite lines containing three spunbond beams.

In addition, Reicofil customers can reduce the use of fossil raw materials on request by processing biobased raw materials as an ecological alternative - for example for diapers. The topsheet material, made of bulky, soft, and industrially compostable high-loft nonwovens, meets maximum hygiene requirements at the same time.

"Nonwovens often accompany us from the first to the last day of our lives. In diapers, face masks or air filters, the material contributes to our well-being, safety, and comfort. Nonwovens are close to our skin so they deserve only the highest quality. This is what we stand for, this is what we live for," Müller said. "We also assist our customers to sustainably produce nonwovens from biobased raw materials or recycled material to leverage the global shift in sustainability as an opportunity."

For industrial applications, high-strength nonwovens can be processed from up to 90% PET flakes from post-consumer waste, a combination of sustainability and high-performance nonwovens.

In the medical sector, the line manufacturer will also be exhibiting its leading solutions for high-barrier medical protective clothing as well as meltblown nonwovens for face masks.

"Reicofil technology therefore guarantees maximum safety, with filtration efficiencies of up to 99% (N99 / FFP3 standard), minimum quality fluctuations, and extremely high line availability at the same time," the company said. "With the current RF5 machine generation, Reicofil also sets benchmarks in terms of quality, performance, availability, efficiency, and machine intelligence - for challenging applications in hygiene, medical, and industrial sectors."


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