oem sanitary pad non woven bag making machine price：2020 Machinery & Equipment Review
oem sanitary pad non woven bag making machine price：2020 Machinery & Equipment Review
A.Celli Nonwovens, a current leader in its market, has been manufacturing nonwovens machinery for over 75 years.
A.Celli Nonwovens offers a comprehensive range of master roll winders and slitter-rewinders featuring state-of-the-art solutions customized to spunbond, spunmelt, spunlace and airlaid nonwovens roll goods production with a special focus on lightweight fabrics and high speed production. The machinery range is completed by non-stop flying splice unwinders and multi-functional lines. The machinery range also includes non-stop flying splice unwinders and finishing and reprocessing lines.
A.Celli F-Line solutions represent the finishing and reprocessing lines offered by A.Celli Nonwovens. This includes finishing systems for medical treatment lines, lamination lines (maximum operating speed of 800 mpm) and spooling systems (production speeds up to 800 m/min).
A.Celli Iridium is a printing technology developed to offer to the highest quality of printing on different kinds of substrates including nonwovens, PP/PE film and tissue, in order to make products more aesthetic.
A.Celli R-Way integrated solutions offers the industrial sector logistic solutions such as automatic packaging systems (Slittopack), Automated Guided Vehicles (R-Way AGV) or Automated Warehouses System.
Extreme Automation is a business unit fully dedicated to the development of innovative digital solutions for analyzing and managing machine data with a view towards Industry 4.0.
A.Celli Nonwovens emphasizes customer satisfaction with 2-CARE, a knowledgeable, efficient and consistently available customer service structure, strongly focused on providing its customers with the best assistance and assiduous service. The goal is simple: to establish long-term relationships with its sales partners based on growth and development in a spirit of mutual satisfaction.
Allertex of America, Ltd. is the premier sales agency for Laroche fiber processing lines (http://laroche.fr/en) in the U.S. and Canada. With more than 100 years of supplying complete fiber processing lines and technical solutions for a durable yet sustainable environment, Laroche has also specialized in natural fiber processing, such as hemp, flax, jute, cotton, sisal, coco, etc. Finding the right technology to handle the tough biomass is no easy task. However, Laroche has 40 years of proven global experience in processing bast fibers, and also has a 2000-square-meter technical center to demonstrate and optimize the process for a customer’s specific needs, specializing in a soft process for high quality fibers for nonwovens and/or spinning applications.
Alliance Machine and Engraving LLC has partnered with Sirtres Industries to become the exclusive North American supplier of rollers employing their heavy-duty nylon roll shells. Assembled with an interference fit, Alliance set up a custom built oven plus large dedicated machinery and fixturing to re-shore the process and offer a reliable domestic source for North American producers. Once a shell is securely affixed to a precision ground steel roll base it is then post machined with a profile based on the customer’s operating parameters. Nylon shells are used in the calendering of synthetic webs that require high wear, mar resistant, resilient backing rolls able to withstand elevated temperatures and pressures. Polished nylon imparts a smooth finish, unlike other resilient compounds and is most often used as a replacement for filled rolls.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought in a new concept of normality in people’s lives worldwide: protective masks have become a part of our daily lives to safeguard ourselves and those around us.
As the pandemic started, Amotek reacted promptly and started rethinking its automatic machines dedicated to the packaging of soft hygienic disposable products and consumer goods to support its partners during this critical situation.
Rapidly, Amotek’s team succeeded in converting the manufacturing capacity of its machines to package Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like face masks, antibacterial wipes, single use gloves and hospital gowns from single to multiples of primary pack. This new solution supported a common goal: slowing down the spread of the virus.
Beyond the use of Amotek packaging machines in the medical sector, important steps in innovation and digitalization have been taken for all baggers, by introducing an accurate data monitoring and an easier and interactive HMI.
Smart technologies allow Amotek machines to reduce and reuse electricity and compressed air, leading to less energy consumption and a smaller environmental impact.
Amotek successfully implemented new processing methods to utilize bags made of recyclable and biodegradable materials, coming towards the increasing demand of sustainable packaging.
Recently, Amotek created a LinkedIn account to share its innovation and to have a closer interaction with its partners. Further news will be announced soon in the upcoming posts.
In recent months, Andritz has been involved in several projects for different market applications, particularly for hygiene and medical end-uses, all driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. Several new installations will be available for spunlace, spunlaid and face mask converting lines in the upcoming months in order to cope with today’s consumer demands.
For durable applications, Andritz offers cost-efficient and flexible turnkey needlepunch lines. As one of the leading companies, Andritz has developed its technology further and designed new solutions by working in close cooperation with its customers.
Andritz has also designed a unique, elliptical pre-cylinder tacker known as the PA3000. It is an optimized cylinder pre-needleloom, which allows higher speeds and has been specially designed for light-web production with large width. With this state-of-the-art machine, Andritz has improved the needling density from 4 to 8 stitches per cm².
In addition, Andritz is focusing on its latest needling technology to produce veloured felts, mainly for applications in the automotive industry. The long-lasting brush design combined with a needleloom for high production capacities ensure lower production costs and a high return on investment for customers.
Thanks to the ProWin system, a new milestone has been set up for the cross-layering technology. ProWin is a further development of ProDyn and ProWid, which have both achieved a high level of acceptance on the market with around 200 systems installed. This technology improves the current weight-profiling options and increases production capacity.
In the construction, residential and automotive market, efficient thermal and acoustic insulation materials are key factors that contribute to energy saving and to the reduction of natural resources consumption. The aerodynamic web forming process with Autefa Solutions Aerodynamic Web Forming Card Airlay K 12 Futura produces an improved MD:CD ratio and a three-dimensional web structure. During the process, the fibers are opened to the individual fiber; this enables a high versatility regarding fiber choice. The Airlay K 12 offers the special advantages when it comes to lighter weights and high loft fabrics. The increased opening capabilities distinguish itself for PET as well as fiberglass fiber processing.
Carbon and glass fibers reinforced plastics as well as composites with natural fibers result in extremely light and stable components. Autefa Solutions offers innovative solutions for the processing and recycling of carbon-, glass-, aramid- and natural fibers. Since 2010 the company is concerned with the reutilization of recycled carbon fibers to carbon fiber nonwovens and has already successfully placed production lines in the market.
The spunlace sector is becoming increasingly competitive for end product manufacturers. Autefa Solutions offers complete lines to produce direct and crosslapped spunlace products. The web forming process, consisting of the unique Injection Card and Crosslapper Topliner series, is the key for high and consistent nonwoven fabric quality. Autefa Solutions Injection card enables (Drylaid) web forming at very high production rates. With the Topliner CL4006 SL, Autefa Solutions delivers a crosslapper with special features for spunlace applications. Highest layering speeds and precise weight distribution are possible thanks to the integrated drafting unit, compensation belt, antistatic system and newly designed transport aprons.
With the Hydroentanglement Machine V-Jet Futura, Autefa Solutions recently closed the missing link within the companies’ product portfolio between the very successful Autefa web forming technology and the drying technology. The Hydroentanglement Machine V-Jet Futura and the Square Drum Dryer SQ-V, bring considerable cost saving thru innovative process development. This new technology offers a significant reduction of energy consumption in both bonding and drying processes compared to any state-of-the-art line. Autefa Solutions Square Drum Dryer SQ-V combines the advantage of a horizontal belt dryer and the optimized drying efficiency with the space advantage of a drum dryer, resulting in increased drying length with a small footprint.
The consumer products benefit from enhanced nonwovens features including elasticity, softness and absorption. As a premium supplier, Autefa Solutions delivers machines for opening and blending, carding, as well as ovens and dryers from a single supplier. Autefa Solutions high-speed oven HiPerTherm HS distinguishes itself with an improved airflow system operating at high production speeds. The double nozzle system allows the creation of extremely uniform product properties. The key strengths of the Autefa Solutions belt dryers are highest uniform airflow with precisely adjustable temperature distribution and the ability to maintain loft. The machine has been especially designed for the manufacturing of top sheets and ADL, markets which demand utmost accuracy.
AZCO Corporation is an ISO certified company with over 35 years of experience manufacturing simple and reliable modules and units used to feed and cut products. This concept is based on a building block model. Standard modules can be purchased alone or in combination to build a solution that meets a customer’s unique needs at a competitive price and with quicker delivery. Seamlessly integrating their units into an existing process increases production speed and reduces downtime, saving time and money.
Feeding and cutting units for flexible material include cut-to-length units, sheeters, slitter modules, precision punches, unwind/rewinds, and complete systems to meet a customer’s requirements. A wide range of knife assemblies to fit a customer’s cutting needs includes guillotine, traveling, rotary, and the Smartknife for high-speed cutting.
During the recent global pandemic, AZCO Corp. partnered as a critical supplier with other companies in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment, medical supplies, test kits and ventilators. AZCO units employed in the production of these medical supplies include cut to length units used to produce masks, gowns and medical gauze & tape, test strip cutters for diagnostic test strips, and tubing cutters for medical tubing used in hospital applications.
Cama Group addresses pandemic concerns and helps maintain business continuity by bolstering digital manufacturing services with the new Live FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) program.
Thanks to its deployment of advanced contemporary automation solutions, Industry 4.0 concepts and comprehensive on- and off-machine connectivity, Cama is now able to virtualize every step of a project: from initial design concepts, through build, testing, commissioning & installation, and beyond, for ongoing maintenance and support.
Cama’s new Live FAT is the latest addition to its extensive digital-capabilities portfolio, which also encompasses pre-sales visualization, virtual design (using augmented reality) and virtual commissioning.
“The launch of our Live FAT service comes at the perfect time,” explains Daniele Bellante, CEO at Cama Group. “Someone once said that necessity is the mother of invention, and this is especially true in the current business climate. Although we have been working on the technology for some months now, its virtual, on-line approach is proving incredibly pertinent and beneficial in these times of lockdown and separation.”
Using the Live FAT Platform, smart cameras located close to the machine’s primary operational elements, give customers real-time video access to machine tests – using their own protocols and project specifications – live from Cama’s premises. In addition to the comprehensive overview given by the smart cameras, customers can also access complementary cameras covering static equipment, such as electrical panels.
Sharing of the visual information and data streams are via a secure, invite-only Microsoft Teams portal, accessed using a computer, tablet, or phone. High-definition cameras coupled to dedicated visualization software and auto lighting, ensure the clearest possible views, immaterial of the viewing platform. Customers also have the option to go full screen on particular views, to get even more detail.
“The adoption of smart on-machine technology and far deeper connectivity delivers multiple benefits for both us, as machine builders, and, of course, for our many customers, who operate in multiple industries across the globe,” Bellante elaborates. “Virtualization can be applied to so many different faces of a machine’s lifecycle, and will help address multiple geographical, economical, technical and, in this instance, societal hurdles, where customers may not currently be able to deliver test products due to quantities, shipping costs, or simply because they are overly delicate or frozen. For our customers it will be like having a highly knowledgeable Cama engineer on site…all day…every day.”
Campen’s new beater forming technology is nominated for the Index Award 2020 in the category “Machinery with special relevance to the nonwovens industry.” In Campen’s own hosted test center, testing of the technology with fibers up to 30 mm in length and in combination with other nonwoven processes has shown to be very successful.
The new beater forming technology developed by Campen fills a gap in current web forming methods, as it can process fibers from 1 – 30 mm in length but also from 10 – 1000 gram/m2 or more.
Campen’s new Beater Forming Technology can advantageously be combined with conventional airlaid forming technology as well meltblown, spunbond, carding systems and wetlaid technology.
As an example the new Beater Forming head can be equipped with an outlet chute, where the fluff pulp fibers are being blown out. Combined with two melt and/or spunbond beams the filaments fibers are lead into the endless pulp fiber stream. This process makes it possible to produce nonwovens material in one process without further bonding like spunlace and drying.
The new technology has also proven to be an excellent fiber opener, as well as it can process long fibers up to 30 mm, such as algea, straw, hemp and many more. The many combination possibilities as well as fiber choices make it possible for Campen’s new technology to produce airlaid material for wipes and hygiene products as well as cotton pads, packaging for food and non food and more on one compact and efficient line. The line also uses significantly lower energy than similar systems, thereby saving operating costs.
Jens Erik Thordahl, senior airlaid specialist and partner at Campen Machinery, says: ”Our pilot line is frequently used by customers for testing and R&D purposes, and we have already sold the technology to leading airlaid companies worldwide.”
Catbridge Machinery’s advanced meltblown/BMF (blown micro fiber) production lines offer precision, flexibility, speed and easy maintenance. A compact, innovative “plug and play” BMF line is connection-ready for fast installation and start up, fits in a standard shipping container and handles finished web widths to 30” (0.76m). This compact line can be used as a full scale production line or as a lab line to fine-tune new products and processes, increasing quality and efficiency. The line’s modular design gives easily configurable production capacity.
A larger, 64” width (1.625m), line offers the opportunity to introduce multi-layer meltblown fiber structures into a process. This line offers the flexibility of adding multiple beams to achieve impressive throughput numbers. The multi-beam meltblown line achieves excellent tensile strength and elongation values and consistently produces ultrafine, high-quality fibers. This line features a modular design for flexibility and state-of-the-art technologies.
Catbridge Machinery’s meltblown lines feature a new die tip design for extremely precise laydown control. The resulting ultrafine web fibers are ideal for high-performance filters and face masks as well as applications such as wipes and hygiene products.
Made in the USA, Catbridge Machinery is a self-sustaining equipment manufacturer with the ability to build, service and support its machinery.
Since 1954, Chase Machine and Engineering has been designing and building custom converting equipment to process films, foils and woven/nonwoven/knit fabrics, while controlling speed, tension and guidance. It specializes in integrating technologies such as ultrasonics, impulse welding, hot air welding, adhesive dispensing, RF welding, band sealing, extruders and CO2 lasers.
Chase Machine manufactures unwinds, rewinds, slitters, laminators, traverse winders, cut-to-length machines, festooners, accumulators, ultrasonic sewing machines as well as custom machines. Its equipment is utilized in the manufacturing of consumer products such as face masks, wipes, safety vests, air/liquid filters, medical devices and hygiene products. Chase Machine uses its 65-plus years of web handling experience to benefit customers in the filtration, medical, packaging, automotive, textile and geotextile market segments.
For nearly 90 years, Curt G. Joa, Inc. has led the industry in machine operation efficiency with innovations that make sustainability goals achievable and practical.
Technologies benefitting absorbent cores include forming processes that create highly defined yet soft edges with less waste, and patent-pending core wraps that expand with high SAP cores, allowing all benefits of SAP investment with increased product performance. Solutions for strand products make high density features practical, and the overall strand maintenance easy and cost-effective. As an alternative to strands, Joa’s patent-pending lamination process provides OEM elastic film with fewer materials. These efficient technologies, and many more sustainable solutions, are included in Joa converting machines and available for other makes.
For a customer’s most aggressive and complicated goals, Joa designs, builds and supports custom and unique solutions. Machine platforms support the production of hygiene, medical PPE and other related disposable products. Specifically, the adult platform comprises pant, brief and light incontinence products; and the baby platform provides options for both pant and diaper/nappie. The many feminine care production machine options reflect the extensive variety of the market. Plus, Joa continues to provide face mask machines, building on its 23-year history by introducing its patent-pending design for the efficient production of quality face masks and expanding into isolation gowns. Joa solutions are also found in related industries such as filtration, food pads, homecare, packaging, and other specialty production needs.
Further to continued R&D investment into its low-energy technology platform, Diaper Recycling Technology is scaling-up production of its multi-award winning technology throughout 2019.
Expanding its existing facility in Singapore to four assembly bays, Diaper Recycling Technology is using its HQ facility in Singapore for final equipment assembly, customer equipment acceptance tests and customer product testing trials.
With the Generation 7 recycling process operating at 86 watts per KG per hour of diaper waste, the R&D team believed they could go no further with energy reduction enhancements. Therefore with Generation 8 the R&D focus was targeted on increasing output material stream purities. Pulp purity in terms of plastic contamination on Generation 7 ranged between 99.5-99.8% and new state-of-the-art purification systems now added to the Generation 8 platform increase purity levels to over 99.9998%. This essentially means customers can operate a risk-free recycling operation where the system performance is now at a level where external contaminants such as ear plugs can be automatically removed from the material streams.
Plastic purity also remained a key focus on Generation 8. Further process enhancements are now able to achieve plastic stream purities in terms of pulp and SAP contamination of over 99.5% and some diaper products are able to achieve up to 99.998% purity. Achieving such a purity level has a double-payback for customers as essentially all pulp and SAP are recovered and the plastic stream exits the recycling process so clean plastic can be re-pelletized and sold back into the plastics industry at high value.
Open house product testing of its new Generation 8 technology will commence after Covid-19 and customers are already invited to send samples to Singapore for testing.
Diaper Recycling Technology will also be holding open house events after Covid-19 in multiple global locations for customers wishing to trial new technologies capable to increase mixed PE/PP plastic waste streams up to $1000 per ton.
Dienes, a world-leading manufacturer of industrial cutting tools, has always prioritized customer satisfaction along with the different applications that they may come across. Continuing with this customer-centric approach, it has created the DF19 holder to satisfy its customers’ needs.
The DF19 is a customizable holder, marked with the stamp of the Dienes guarantee, which can solve all of a customer’s slitting problems. This dual shaft design is rated for higher speeds and thicker material. In addition, its unique staggered feature allows for a slit width as narrow as 19 mm wide, permitting the DF19 to cut through a variety of nonwoven materials. This holder has a complete lower head removable capability specifically designed for faster changeover times on blades. The holders interchangeable design can also be used for crush and razor heads as well.
With OEM quality in mind, this is an OEM-oriented holder. Plenty of stock on all components is typically available allowing for the DF19 to be customizable. Buyers have the ability to choose different features and options that suit their personal preference and company needs.
Manufacturers of nonwoven textiles need state-of-the-art production lines in order to stay highly efficient and competitive. DiloGroup with DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines is a leading supplier of complete lines including fiber preparation, web forming and consolidation for the production of nonwoven roll goods at highest production rates, unique quality features and prime efficiency rates.
DiloGroup’s technological solutions are engineered together with the customer and made to order. DiloGroup has been pioneering in many cases of innovation, in research and development of concepts for complete needling lines or webforming lines for hydro-entanglement, thermo-bonding and chemical bonding. The complete line projects are developed on the basis of textile technological research and studies in its technical center. Dilo machines are known for their quality and reliability. Engineering and manufacturing is made in Germany.
On the basis of DiloGroup offices and stations for sales and service in the U.S., China, Russia, India and Turkey and supported by over 50 sales representatives and partners worldwide, spare parts supply and qualified service is organized for quick help and assistance. Training and consulting is offered for new technical and technological solutions.
DiloGroup lines can be supplied turnkey from the general contractor DiloSystems as a partner for a coordinated, professionally managed investment with one single responsibility to fulfill a customer’s needs technically and commercially.
Typical end uses and applications for nonwoven products made on Dilo’s lines are:
Floor coverings and automotive interior components needled flat or structured on its inventions DI-Loop and DI-Lour including the DI-Lour IV double structuring power station for highest throughputs, high pile and crush stability and patterning variety. Dilo’s new needle pattern the 8000X for homogenous surfaces has widely reduced needle marks and tracking particularly on flat automotive felts.
Filtration media for liquid and gas filtration: Needled material is ideal for filtration applications and particularly economical, when needled on its DI-Loom OUG-II double-punching unit with or without Hyperpunch mode.
Geotextiles: Highest throughputs at best economics on high speed web forming and wide needling equipment, including high speed crosslapping on the Vector 200
Roofing: from staple or endless fiber needled on Dilo lines 24/7 for high efficiency and economy.
Synthetic leather based on matrix fiber with micro-filaments. Highest needling efficiency including Hyperpunch elliptical needling feature and the 6000X and 8000X needle pattern which is the lead to superior surface qualities.
Wipes for household and industry needled or hydro-entangled for hygiene, cosmetical and medical applications with its high speed carding or aerodynamic web forming and fiber preparation systems.
Insulation material for acoustics or thermal insulation, based on mineral fiber, natural fiber or synthetic fiber.
Technical and paper machine felts: Flat or circularly needled felts including technical felts from carbon fiber.
“Intensive and Micro-needled” products through intensive needling for lightweight end-product uses including hygiene and medical applications.
Natural fiber felts for mattress, bedding and upholstery industry.
Air systems engineering including pneumatic conveying of fiber flocks through the plant and integrated dust suction and filtering stations, good fiber recycling and air conditioning. DiloTemafa’s air systems engineering provides the completeness to efficient nonwoven production.
Diversified Textile Machinery Corp. is celebrating 34 years of continuous service to the nonwovens industry providing machinery for pillow blowing and fiber blending in North America to support manufacturing in bedding, furniture, automotive, insulation, personal hygiene and geotextiles. The company builds fiber blowing systems for two-nozzle bedding operations and bale breaker fed six-nozzle systems for furniture operations running up to 3000 pounds per hour. Its extensive partnerships allow it to provide castings, wood-slat aprons, blender pins, brushes, perforated screens, weigh pans and other components for vintage Fiber Controls Corp equipment, often with same-day service.
Every day, nonwovens manufacturers trust Emerson’s Branson ultrasonic welding technology to transform nonwoven fabrics and thin plastic films into vitally needed personal protective equipment, face masks and clothing, sterile packaging, and a range of absorbent and personal care products.
The Branson DCX Series ultrasonic welding power supplies are purpose-built to optimize every facet of nonwovens cutting, seaming and bonding, with features including closed-loop amplitude control, programmable starting ramp-up times, and multiple weld modes. Versatile Fieldbus and Ethernet/IP communications capabilities make it simple to combine multiple welders into a single network that communicates with a PLC to enable real-time weld quality monitoring, weld data collection and distributed weld quality control. The DCX Series also provides space-saving designs with multiple form factors—horizontal, vertical with side mount, rack mount, and rear plane mount—to simplify system layout and installation.
For even greater versatility, there’s the Branson 2000X Series, a range of four ultrasonic assembly systems that can bond anything from rigid plastics to films to nonwovens. Every 2000X system offers a host of advanced features, starting with multiple weld mode controls (time, energy, peak power, distance and ground detect) and output ultrasonic frequencies (15, 20, 30 or 40 kilohertz). The 2000X Series models also offer the choice of six actuator options that are suitable for everything from repeatable, high-volume production to ultra-precise bonding of small or delicate electronic or medical devices.
Best of all, every Branson solution is backed by the people and resources of Emerson’s global service network.
In 1989 Emmebi Impianti srl started operating in aerotextile filtration and air conditioning sectors, distinguishing itself for high quality solutions designed for major Italian fashion brands. The company developed its production capacity in the following years, integrating vertically up to producing every single component in its factory in Milan, and also dedicating itself to textile machinery production for other European machines producers. Emmebi Impianti srl has begun to shift its focus to the nonwovens sector since 2000, and, starting from its great experience in the textile and cotton sector, it created its first specific solutions for first medical and hydroentangled products. Emmebi Impianti has grown steadily in the following 20 years, becoming a solid reality in filtration, conditioning and waste recovery sector for all types of nonwovens, wipes and disposables, as well as a quality and efficiency benchmark for all medical and spunlace applications, working with all the largest manufacturers in the world. The company offers high technologic and patented solutions for trims and production waste recycling, for filtration and conditioning of every type of production process using synthetic and natural fibers, cellulose powder, SAP, extruded and man-made fibers, and for energy and heat recovery. The company sells its plants worldwide, and it guarantees assistance service as well as a direct on-site service through specialized technicians living in the area on the territory of Russia and U.S.; thanks to its official partnerships with great interpreters of machinery construction sector, this company is able to offer a project leading service for engineering and complete turn-key plants realization. Emmebi has built more than 2000 systems worldwide to date, and it is a protagonist of air treatment in the world of nonwovens.
With the newly developed Focke Stacker Bagger, Focke & Co has designed a packaging system for diapers that stands for utmost care in product treatment, solidity, durability and proven technology. Developed with a special focus on TCO aspects, the modular machinery design offers economic solutions for various applications for the diaper industry. Increased efficiency and an open design enables easy operations and maintenance of this equipment. Neither various bag styles nor alternative package styles affect the operation planning with this packaging line. Furthermore, the new Stacker stands for high flexibility to combine multiple modules such as one or more bagger and/or cartoner, flow wrapper, case packer as well as packaging machines for paper based packages. Using the new Focke Stacker Bagger model offers benefits of a standard equipment customized to the needs of the operation, a high compression capability and an in-line compression for gentle product handling.
Equipped with Focke VISU 3000 and in connection with digital services such as remote or condition monitoring aspects, this equipment is future proven. Focke VISU 3000’s new modular design allows simple extension by further functions and requirements. The on-screen help as well as integrated machine documentation supports the operator in his tasks and enables him to quickly solve any issues with an ergonomic intuitive interface design and self-explanatory icons.
Focke & Co is a leading manufacturer of packaging machines worldwide and offers customer-specific packaging solutions for the hygiene and tissue industry.
Goldenrod Corporation (USA) and Svecom (Italy) combine to be the world leader in core holding technology. It supplies air shafts, expanding chucks, safety chucks and a full line of shaft handling / roll handling options for the nonwovens industry. Its easy to maintain, light weight, multi-bladder air shafts come standard on many OEM supplied machines from Europe and North America. Goldenrod has lightweight, cost-effective aluminum extrusions for 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 6.75” and 8” ID cores. It can also make custom shafts in diameters ranging from 0.5” to 36” and above. Goldenrod engineers take pride in asking all the right questions and coming up with the best, long term solutions for customers.
Hansa Mixer, based near Bremen, Germany, has a strong reputation as one of the leading suppliers of in-line mixing machines and foam generators. Having sold more than 5000 machines to more the 2000 customers in over 120 countries during the last 40 years, Hansa Mixer has become the trusted source. Customers appreciate their strong reliability and comprehensive service and solutions. They pride themselves on knowing that most all machines sold are still in production today. Whether it’s for mattresses, nonwovens, home textiles, carpets and artificial lawns, Hansa Mixer’s foam mixers, in-line compounding systems and other systems offer maximum material savings and consistently high product quality. The secret of its success is in its custom in-line processes for mixing and foaming of chemicals such as polyurethane, latex foam, acrylates and others chemicals.
Hansa Mixer systems blend all ingredients in a continuous process even when involving dry components. This specialized technology completely replaces conventional batch mixing of solid materials making the manufacture of pastes and compounds easier with a much smaller space requirement while drastically reducing costs and waste. It is even possible to foam in-line the mixed ingredients during the continuous mixing process without a supplemental foam generator. Key advantages of such systems are no excess or wasted materials, easier cleaning, lower energy consumption, maximum recipe flexibility, as well as precise recipe and process control.
Hastem GmbH, located in Nördlingen, Germany, is well known for its complete line of slat conveyers, aprons and transport belts. For more than 50 years, the name Hastem has been synonymous with innovation, design and construction of high quality slat and pinned transport aprons. With numerous patents through the years, Hastem has provided nonwoven producers and machine builders with specialize solutions for transporting webs or fibers in air lay and carded nonwoven processes. Hastem C-System slat aprons are supplied in a variety of surface textures for optimal performance while the AB-System of pinned or spiked aprons are proven with long lifetimes in fiber opening, feeding, blending and conveying applications.
Through a comprehensive global network of agents and distributors, Hastem is able to quickly respond to customers’ requests. In North America, Hastem’s distributor is Fi-Tech, Inc. located in Richmond, VA. Having worked with Hastem since 2002, Fi-Tech maintains a stock of critical spare parts allowing for quick delivery. In case of replacement smooth and pinned aprons for most OEM lines such as Dilo, Trützschler, LaRoche, Autefa and others, Hastem and Fi-Tech are able to quickly respond with competitive quotes and short delivery times. Through years of experience, Fi-Tech has also perfected the logistics of transporting often wide aprons up to 6 meters from Hastem’s facility in Germany to North America quickly and at a reasonable cost.
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Herrmann Ultrasonics rotary solutions offer continuous ultrasonic bonding, with low material friction resistance and high continuous process speeds exceeding 2,000 ft/min (600m/min). With the addition of the newly designed Ultraspin RSD 20-85, coupled with the closed loop Microbond Control System, it becomes an unbeatable rotary solution in bonding width. Applications in hygiene products, such as femcare, baby and adult diapers, will benefit from the implementation of the 3.3” (85mm) wide rotary ultrasonic solution. The wide format solution can also improve machine efficiency, especially where multiple installations are needed to cover the width of this single 85mm solution.
Additional benefits include soft bonding of different materials, three-dimensional embossing with high loft, high welding strength and elimination of consumables.
The Herrmann Ultrasonics rotary portfolio offers a wide range of systems to match the application requirements. Rotary ultrasonic solutions are available in a variety of frequencies with a bonding range width from 6mm to 85mm.
Hills Inc. manufacturers meltblown machinery that produce filtration media with breathable barriers and other high value uses including N95, FFP2 and other face mask types. Hills’ unique technology utilizes patented thin plates to create special extrusion dies that permit great design and operating flexibility. Hills’ dies offer very high polymer pressure capability, hole count to >100 hpi, and unlimited capillary L/D. Hills customers’ dies may be tailored to make specific products (choice of polymers including high-viscosity polymers, fiber sizes from under 250nm average to 10+ microns in diameter, and/or bicomponent fibers).
Hills also manufactures spunbond machinery with the most sophisticated bicomponent extrusion technology, temperature separation for each polymer, high pressure capability, ultra-high-spinning-speed slot draw units, and characterizable forming tables. Hills provides:
a) complete spunbond machines for specialty products including lofty or bulky webs.
b) key components for companies building their own machines
c) bicomponent extrusion technology for the excellent bicomponent spunbond machines manufactured by Reicofil.
Nanofibers under 500nm are easily produced at rates far greater than that of any other method. Polymer choice, cross-section, and process flexibility permit many different products to be made on the same machine. Some high-value markets being served are artificial leather, industrial fabrics and filtration media.
In addition to meltblown and spunbond, Hills offers high-capacity mono- and bicomponent staple fiber machinery, and also affordable conversions of existing “blended polymer” staple machines to true bicomponent production of dividable and islands-in-the-sea fibers, for such uses as artificial leather and microfiber wipes manufacture.
Hills equipment is in operation throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Customers may work in Hills’ in house laboratory to develop multicomponent and nanofiber meltspun products. In addition to supplying extrusion equipment and R&D support, Hills upgrades existing extrusion machines as well as offers contract manufacturing for small-scale/high-value fibers and fabrics.
Hyperion Materials & Technologies is a global materials science leader that engineers and manufactures an extensive product portfolio for a wide range of industries, including tungsten carbide rotary cutters for hygiene, personal care, medical and other applications.
Hyperion’s latest product advancements include further implementation of IQUT, which is a high-tech solution that consists of hardware and software that allows manufacturers to constantly monitor the critical cutting parameters that impact performance and maintenance, and the development of Sleeve, which is a quick-change cutting module that drastically reduces downtime for cutter or anvil changes.
Other technological advancements include a major sustainability milestone and additional expansion into manufacturing cutting solutions for medical applications involving a rotary cutting function, much of which was in support of increased demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the area of sustainability, Hyperion achieved a capability goal this year of being able to manufacture rotary cutters using 100% recycled tungsten and cobalt, which eliminates dependence on mining for raw materials and the environmental impacts mining causes.
Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp. is a tissue industry specialist and premier supplier of packaging equipment. With offices in Italy and Green Bay, USA, it employs some of the best packaging engineers on the planet, which reflects in its quality of machinery, service, and system design. Infinity’s product line for nonwoven products consists of bundlers, baggers, casepackers, conveying systems, custom built equipment and diverters. For as long as its value proposition satisfies its markets and its customers, its intention is to grow without limits and to do its best to realize its maximum potential. In virtually every facet of the Infinity organization, Infinity strives to reach perfection and provide longevity and continuity for its customers, employees and community.
Maxcess helps its customers maximize productivity through innovative products and services worldwide. By leveraging its global service and support across its storied product brand portfolio including; Fife (web guiding solutions), Tidland (expanding shafts and slitting system solutions), Magpowr (load cells and tension control solutions), RotoMetrics (die cutting and tooling solutions), Webex / Componex (customized high performance roll solutions, including performance vacuum rolls), Maxcess offers the leading network of experts who can quickly solve a customer’s most difficult application challenges. All products are designed and built to work better together to deliver the performance required.
Microline is a company based in Bologna, Italy, with more than 20 years experience in designing and marketing packaging systems (bundlers, shrink wrappers, flow wrappers, case packers, conveyors and palletizers) for the tissue and nonwovens sectors as well as secondary packaging for the consumer goods industry used, for example, in the food and beverage sector. The solutions that the Italian company has developed are marked by a high level of automation, flexibility, efficiency, strength and solidity.
Microline’s strategy has always been focused on the customer, nurturing its relationship with him until a veritable partnership is established. Assistance begins with drafting of the line layout, for which Microline can offer its cutting-edge design skills, continuing through to after sales when state-of-the-art tools are employed. Indeed, the company was one of the first to adopt Industry 4.0 principles and now offers a range of hi-tech solutions, including systems for interfacing with the customer corporate network, as well as remote assistance and parameter monitoring.
Everything that concerns machine operations, from day-to-day running to the method of ordering spares, is designed to be performed in as simple a manner as possible. Microline’s goal is to ensure that the customer can make the most of its inherently complex, state-of-the-art technology.
The company boasts in-depth design and safety know-how, selecting high-quality components and materials that are easy to source and built to last; such skills are invaluable both when designing a brand new packaging line and replacing or adding machinery to an existing installation.
Scaling up production, Mobi-Air will be shipping in 2020 its new air filtration technology, the zero M&R tornado system which eliminates the need to operate conventional passive and active air-filtration technologies typically enclosed within drum-filters and bag-houses.
The newly developed multi-vortex technology, which was displayed at last year’s ANEX Tokyo exhibition, operates at only one third of the energy of a conventional cyclone. The 244 independent tornados operate at over 1000G ensuring air contaminates are fully removed from the incoming air-stream. Capable of supporting any hygiene production machine of 0-75 KCMH per Mobi-Air Module, the process has been described by leading air experts as the most significant technological breakthrough since air filtration began.
Mobi-Air engineering and R&D teams took inspiration from naturally forming multi-vortex tornados which operate at over 10 times the G-Force of cyclones while requiring only one third of the energy to operate. The engineering and R&D teams have been able to reduce the energy consumption by over 70% while also significantly increasing air quality. “Our teams are very proud of their breakthrough achievements which will benefit many industries and perhaps more importantly planet earth,” says Martin Scaife, CTO.
The breakthrough patented technology not only significantly reduces running costs through reduced energy requirements and reduced spare parts, the technology fully eliminates dust explosion risks thereby negating the need for explosion venting.
Further enhancements to the Zero Energy HVAC have also taken place. This new patented plug-in zero energy HVAC technology, when operating in closed-loop configuration, can reduce customer HVAC costs between 45-85% depending on factory location.
French company Mondon has designed and manufactured converting machines for four decades. Thanks to its large experience in winding and unwinding machinery, Mondon offers equipment for hygiene, healthcare, automotive and construction sectors.
From standard to tailor made machines, Mondon offers a full range of solutions suitable for existing or new processing lines. Thanks to its flexibility, Mondon has recently supplied its automatic unwinders to meltblown producers in short time, helping to fight against Covid-19.
Portfolio includes unwinders, slitter rewinders, turret winders and spooling lines in several formats.
Great attention has been paid in the capacity to manage very accurate tension control to low grammage product at very high speed. A performance obtained thanks to its background engineering expertise developed on large scale product machines and tests.
Mondon machines meet quality, efficiency and reliability. They can be applied on existing lines by adapting the design to the product. They are available in different width from 1600 mm to 4000 mm, with optional devices such as a lifting table to load or unload the rolls. Interface parameter adjustment and mechanical design offer to the end user reliable equipment easy to use and easy to maintain. Training is optimum thanks to a pleasant interface.
Besides, Mondon offers its SH Series machines, specifically designed and engineered for web sheeting, which combines high speed, high efficiency and intelligence.
Nomaco Components’ Needle Board Handle is an essential tool for easy and hazard free handling of needle boards. It prevents equipment damage and hazardous accidents in the workplace; facilitates rotation, transportation, removal and loading of needle boards to and from needle loom; and a complementary needle removal tool and insert “S” type (34-43 gg felting needles) will be included with the purchase of a pair of Needle Board Handles.
Nomaco’s Needle Board Maintenance Table is an easy to operate device for insertion and/or removal of felting needles.
Solid and state-of-the-art aluminum profile construction for a clean and hazard free needle board repair.
Integrated system to facilitate surface rotation of needle boards for easy needle removal.
A complementary Needle Removal Tool & Insert pack of choice (pack of 10) will be included with the purchase of a Needle Board Maintenance Table.
Nordson hotmelt adhesive dispensing systems and parts—the global standard for adhesive dispensing in disposable hygiene production—help improve manufacturing efficiency and product quality around the world.
Nordson’s recently launched PureFlow Hoses are engineered to significantly reduce the effects of degradation and extend the product life of hoses in high-performance environments, such as disposable hygiene production lines. When adhesive sits idle inside a standard heated hose, the adhesive begins to degrade, resulting in charring, discoloration, curing or increased odor. Char can lead to nozzle-clogging, therefore causing manufacturers a costly downtime, yield poor adhesive processing, and machine contamination. Using degraded adhesive in disposable hygiene production can impact the final product quality, which PureFlow Hoses are designed to protect against.
PureFlow Hoses help increase the longevity of the adhesive dispensing system and increase product quality and efficiencies. With PureFlow Hose technology, material degradation is avoided during delivery to the point of application, thus, ensuring no downtime in production for manufacturers, consistent application on the end-product, and longer product life for the entire system.
Oerlikon Nonwoven has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.
For the manufacture of hygiene nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven offers its QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems. The advantage for nonwovens producers: highly competitive solutions at attractive prices with comparably low investment.
Meanwhile, new, unique and highly sophisticated filter media can be easily and efficiently manufactured thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s meltblown technology. Whether as a stand-alone system with one or several positions, as ‘plug & produce’ installations for already existing systems or in conjunction with other technologies: the Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality requirements of tomorrow.
Pulp or cellulose fibers as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivaled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is the ideal solution for processing this raw material into high-end products for a wide range of applications. Today, there is huge demand for manufacturing solutions for high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and system throughputs. And the benefits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications.
The Asian market for paper hygiene products is on the rise. While the market leaders continue to be the big corporations from the U.S., Japan and Europe, smaller and even some big manufacturers from China and other parts of Asia are now not only firmly established but even gaining market share. Another characteristic of the market is that the quality specifications for the packaging are very high—and nowadays this no longer only applies to Japan. This quality awareness is becoming increasingly widespread everywhere in Asia and indeed in the western world, says managing director of Optima Nonwovens, Oliver Rebstock.
Making high-quality packaging for geometrically very irregularly shaped nonwoven products such as diapers or sanitary pads is a challenge, especially where very rapid processing is required, explains Rebstock. Each welded seam on a package must be in exactly the right place. Optima machines were already able to produce visually high-quality products, but they were difficult to adjust.
This was a technical challenge that the company was happy to take on. New machine models were developed especially for Asia. The vital thing was for it to be easy to produce high-quality packaging – and not only if the operators were entirely familiar with all the equipment’s parameters.
The performance and process stability of Optima machines are still regarded as the benchmark for the sector. The new models that Optima Nonwovens has developed for the Asian market have been adapted in their output rate. So the company continues to offer market-leading technology for fully-automated high-performance solutions, as specifically required by global players, including in Asia. However, Optima Nonwovens has also expanded its portfolio to include, for example, semi- or fully-automated packaging machines for diaper and femcare products. The packaging quality that can be achieved remains extremely high.
Five models of this kind of machine are already available for the Asian market. They are intended for all kinds of diaper and femcare products.
Based in Rochester, NY, Polymag Tek manufactures innovative web cleaners, sheet cleaners, and process roll cleaners for the coating, laminating, nonwoven, printing and converting industries – custom designed to remove dirt, contamination, slitting dust and converting debris.
Its equipment is manufactured in the USA and made from only the highest quality components to ensure effectiveness, durability and customer satisfaction.
In addition to equipment manufacturing, Polymag Tek produces adhesive tape, particle transfer fabric and water wash consumables for its equipment and its competitors’.
Porometer has announced the further expansion of the product portfolio in the Gas-Liquid Pressure Scan series. With Porolux 200 joining the family, Porometer is certain it has a porometer for a customer’s specific application.
The Porolux 200 is the ideal porometer for customers with applications that need pore size analysis down to 91 nm, with very accurate measurements for the complete pressure range (0-7 bar) of the instrument. As for all Porolux porometers, the Porolux 200 can also handle 200 L/min flow, with an automatic switch between the different flow and pressure sensors.
The Porolux 200 comes with Porometer’s in-house developed software, allowing the user to easily select the relevant parameters (or loading predefined settings), to follow the measurements on computer screen, and extract the data in Excel, Word or pdf.
Wondering if the Porolux 200 will suit your needs? Don’t hesitate to send Porometer a sample. It has all porometry techniques in house, and because it measures samples every day, it can truly recommend the best technique for a customer’s application.
Porometer is a German-Belgian company that focuses on developing and commercializing instruments to measure pore size distribution, gas and liquid permeability. Its porometers are widely used for the characterization of through pores in filtration and separation media in R&D and/or QA applications.
The use of carbon fiber for rollers in the nonwovens industry is comparatively new, but carbon fiber is a material that offers a range of compelling advantages for nonwoven applications. These advantages can unlock performance and deliver greater results.
Demand for carbon fiber (CFRP) rollers is growing rapidly and CFRP is becoming the material of choice for many applications in the nonwovens industry. Why? Critically, CFRP offers significantly reduced deflection over rollers made from other materials like steel and aluminum. This enables the use of much longer rollers, which in turn brings greater efficiency and larger scale to production, enabling greater sizes and faster speeds.
Based across two sites in the Netherlands and Germany, Pronexos is a supplier of CFRP rollers with an impressive track record—over four decades of experience in the design and manufacture of CFRP rollers and tubes.
“The advantages of CFRP specifically for nonwoven is low deflection and weight reduction,” comments Philipp Kroschner of Pronexos. “Our customers are typically replacing aluminium rollers with a higher deflection, which are being used in a wide range of applications from medical face masks to artificial grass. This move enables them to implement longer rollers in their production lines.”
As well as reduced deflection, carbon fiber can also offer measurable improvements in strength, hardness and general resistance to wear-and-tear. “The combination of weight reduction, low deflection and strength makes carbon fiber the ideal choice for applications where the manufacturing process is quite rough or dirty,” says Kroschner. “Corrosion of some sort is inevitable in steel rollers, buy CFRP does not degrade in this way.”
Pronexos can manufacture CFRP rollers up to 6m in length in carbon fiber and can supply rollers with a range of coatings including rubber and its own registered composite coating.
For more than 70 years Rando Machine has played a leading role in the development of airlaid manufacturing equipment for a variety of industries including automotive, abrasives, filtration, health / hygiene, furniture, aerospace and agriculture. Rando Machine designs and builds machinery for fiber preparation, web formation, and shredding / re-fiberizing; and together with strategic partners provides complete turnkey lines.
Its lab includes a complete 40” fiber blending and web forming line as well as a shredding and re-fiberizing system for recycling bonded fibers. It has extensive experience running a variety of fibers including cotton and synthetic shoddy, nylons, polyesters, natural fibers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, rayon, fiberglass, carbons, nanofibers, and many others. Bring your fiber and let Rando’s application engineering team show you what is possible. Lab trials for process development and even short production runs can be booked depending on a customer’s needs.
In late 2019 Rando Machine came under the ownership of EIS Machine LLC, and Indiana-based custom machine manufacturer. This marriage joins Rando Machine’s unrivaled applications and design engineering team with additional modern manufacturing capability in EIS Machine’s Indiana production facility. Together they are stronger than ever and ready to serve production needs with quick turn around on service parts, roll repairs and new machinery.
Under the direction of parent, Matthews International, Saueressig Ungricht has been renamed Saueressig Surfaces and operates under the Saueressig Group umbrella. Saueressig Surfaces combines the strong technical expertise in surface processing and finishing for a wide range of industries. Specifically for the nonwoven industry, Saueressig Surfaces’ portfolio includes embossing cylinders and microporous shells for the hydro-entanglement process as well as engraved and smooth calender rolls for spunmelt nonwovens. The requirements for nonwoven fabrics are constantly growing. Designs are becoming more challenging and manufacturing techniques more complex. As recognized experts in the field of nonwovens, Saueressig Surfaces have established themselves on the international market through constant advancement of their sleeves and rollers in all applications.
Due to internal repro competencies, specialized sales teams, the latest laser based engraving methods as well as highly evolved molettage techniques, the Saueressig Surfaces team is available to assist nonwovens producers with pattern, roll and sleeve design and development for all common nonwoven production processes. By using hardened rollers, MPS, basic and structured drums, Saueressig Surfaces are able to create individual material refinements and to give nonwoven producers customized products. Both in manufacturing and in the final result, these customized rollers, structure and pattern templates provide the best possible product quality.
Any major wet wipes manufacturer around the world, has either heard of, or is using a Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes machine. Of course, with Covid-19 the demand for such machines has gone through the roof, so Shemesh has recently bolstered its flagship monoblock round wipes packer—Xpander—with a host of improvements and upgrades.
The Xpander is a robust, fully automatic, servo-driven vertical index machine. It is specifically designed as a single block for the downstream packaging of round, nonwoven wet wipes in cans.
With its unique all-in-one monoblock packaging machine design, the Xpander encompasses all aspects of round wipes downstream packaging from cans and wipes loading, dosing, and sealing through to capping, labeling, built-in QC and smart-weight checking. The Xpander has a throughput of up to 35ppm and is the only machine of its kind available on the market today.
Its sister unit, the Xpander+ includes fully automatic feeding, so long as the lid and canister hoppers are kept filled and can be operated completely ‘hands-free’ —delivering even greater operating efficiencies.
Truly universal, all Xpander machines support both round, conic, rectangular and oval shaped cans, screw and push lids, and wrap around or front and back labeling.
Both the Xpander and Xpander+ have recently been enhanced with a suite of improvements to quality control, production consistency, a revamped operating system and new Industry 4.0 features.
With over 30 years’ in the industry and over 1400 assets in 30 countries around the world, Shemesh Automation is a global leader in the high-end packaging machinery arena.
Sicam produces machinery and plants for textiles and nonwovens with over half a century of experience.
Speaking with the owner Ing. Stefano Zanardi, son of the founder who created the company in Milan in the 1950s, the passion for mechanics immediately shines through, with a focus in process of continuous innovation based on many projects carried out.
Sicam has in fact consolidated technologies that have affected the bonding of fibers from airlay or carding for decades, but also spunlace or spunbond, staple fiber, chemical bonding, spray bonding or thermofixing processes; Tailor-made projects and complete turn-key solutions have brought Sicam to compete with the main international players.
During March 2020, because of its long time experience in the medical field and its own production of spunbond machinery equipment, Sicam has been contacted from Wuhan by Crown Name Group, a leading global supplier of high quality and standardized disposable hygiene wear and safety workwear.
In an historical time in which, due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading, hygiene and safety wear are more than important for moral, legal and financial reasons and all the organizations have a duty to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected remain safe at all times, the need of Crown Name Group is to increase machinery equipment for the spunbond production in order to produce respirators, a medical disposal required by the international laws.
For this reason, they choose an experienced partner in nonwoven machinery as Sicam, with a vocation for the customization of each project and with a special attention to best production practices, efficiency and environmental factors. The Sicam supply to Crown Name Group of spunbond equipment assures and high quality output, knowing that the use of those respirators can really protect only if they are produced with high level standard nonwovens.
Nonwovens manufacturing uses a broad range of high-speed, innovative processes to create engineered-fiber products and many of those processes in turn generate combustible fiber accumulation. SonicAire’s industrial dust/fiber control fans use precision airflow technology to prevent combustible fiber build-up. This proactive approach effectively keeps plant overhead areas clean and mitigates the risk of combustible fiber events.
SonicAire fan systems provide safety, productivity, economic and regulatory compliance solutions. Contact SonicAire for a no-obligation assessment of a facility or download its free eBook—How to Eliminate Combustible Dust in Your Facility.
Technical rollers for face masks machine, ultrasonic welding stations or slitter-rewinders for textiles and for meltblown, Spoolex and its three brands Calemard, Decoup+ and Roll Concept, are engaged in the fight against Covid-19 spread.
Worldwide, its customers have to face with an increasing demand of health products, especially of disposable face masks. To support them, Spoolex has adapted its organization to protect all the employees while maintaining support to the customers. During this critical period Roll Concept continues to manufacture and to deliver its technical rollers to major face mask machine manufacturers. With production capacities up to 600 masks/min, machines need high technical rollers with very low inertia in rotation. Thanks to its patented Alveotube profile in stock in our workshop, Roll Concept was able to react quickly to provide tailored made and easy to install low inertia rolls. On the other hand, Decoup+ has successfully adapted a manual sealing machine to produce face masks. Because it performs clean and resistant seams, ultrasounds are mainly used for quick manufacturing face mask operations. Its Decoup+ ultrasonic welding station is an independent and ergonomic working station, easy to use, affordable and perfectly adapted to small and medium size series. Then, during the containment period, Calemard provided the needed resources to support specific requests either for spooling machine or for wide slitter and was even able to deliver machines to cover urgent need for wide slitting textiles, nonwoven and of course meltblown. In addition, continuing to ensure spare parts deliveries and remote technical assistance, the customer support team even managed to run perfectly the commissioning of two machines using the industry 4.0 Calemard skills. More than even, Spoolex is committed to assist and support its customers involved in the struggle against the virus. Recently, it made a decision to increase the involvement of Calemard in face mask production.
Founded in 2004, since the beginning committed in never-ending product and process improvements also driven by continuous patent activity, today Teknoweb Converting fulfills the role of global technology leader in supplying wet wipes production equipment thanks to design, development and sale of ultra-fast, innovative and ultra-flexible lines, with minimum total cost of ownership.
The capabilities cover the entire transformation cycle, starting from raw materials processing to wipes packaging and pallets handling, while still ensuring ease of use, maximum levels of integration and high performance for each industrial customer.
Teknoweb Total Solution line includes:
Water Treatment: Sand filters, electrostatic precipitators, reverse osmosis desalinators and UV sterilizers working together for pure water, bacteriologically suitable to superior quality lotion
Lotion Preparation: Series of pumps, piping and mixing tanks variable according to the number of served machines and required wipes production. Material for components contacting lotion always AISI 316L stainless steel, according to most restrictive clean design standards
Converters: Wet & dry wipes length fold, cross fold, sachet production systems and glove & mask machines for baby, hygiene, cosmetics, personal care, household, office, automotive, HO.RE.CA. markets, customers, end users
Flow Wrappers: Wet wipe packaging machines integrated with the upstream systems (Converters), optimizing both costs and process by using advanced solutions especially developed for the highest wrapping speed
Lid Applicators: High quality machines for plastic lids application on wet wipes packaging
Multipack: Machines for wipes pack groups creation depending on customer’s choice regarding product grouping method
Case Packers: Equipment compliant with wet wipes production and case filling, marked by high variability of configuration and feed speed
Palletizers: End-of-line solutions compliant with lotion preparation, production, packaging, grouping, handling and shipment requirements coming from wet wipes
Being part of IMA Group, a leader in design and production of automatic process and packaging machinery, increasingly reinforces the company in its role of potential technology single partner for any wet wipes manufacturer in the world.
The RoRo StretchPack machines from Tentoma have quickly become successful for packaging of nonwoven rolls. During recent years, more RoRo StretchPack machines have been installed at global customers worldwide. The machines provide packaging and waterproof sealing using horizontal stretch hood packaging. This innovative packaging technology reduces film consumption by 25-60% compared to conventional ways of packaging. Customers not only save film cost but will also have a packaging system with a positive environmental impact.
Horizontal stretch hood packaging is perfect for the nonwoven rolls. Due to the hood packaging, the rolls will be completely sealed and protected from the penetration of dirt and water. Packaging and sealing are done in one automated operation, so there is no need e.g. a heat shrink system.
The nonwoven rolls can be tightly packed which ensures a uniformed packaging with a smooth surface. This is optimal for the branding of a logo printed on the film. Stretch film is not sticky as other film types, which makes it easy to stack and handle the packed rolls. As an option, customers can have an applicator for automatic insert of a plug at the end of the roll.
The horizontal stretch hood packaging is based on well-proven technology for vertical stretch hood packaging of pallets. Tentoma has refined this technology, so it also can be utilized horizontally integrated into a production line. Tentoma is located in Denmark and installs packaging systems worldwide.
Vac-U-Max’s Signature Series vacuum conveyors offer processors a “Plug-and-Play” solution for conveying powders, super absorbent polymers, pellets and other granular bulk materials from sources like totes, drums, bulk bags, bins and gaylords to destinations like processing or packaging lines. Each five-part system includes pick-up wand, convey hose, vacuum receiver with automatic pulse filter cleaning, vacuum producer, and UL-listed controls. Units are available in 1500 Series for vacuum conveying applications from handfuls to 1500 lbs/hr (680 kg/hr) or the 3500 Series for conveying rates up to 3500 lbs/hr (1600 kg/hr). Systems are available in general purpose or sanitary designs.
Weima’s WLK single-shaft shredder series offers many custom options for the recycling of nonwovens. The F+ Rotor is most often used for the initial destruction of nonwoven products. It can be outfitted with bolted or welded knife holders and is ideal for shredding filament-based materials (the “F” stands for “filaments.”) Weima also offers a chilled rotor option for those materials that have lower melting points. The chilled rotors are hollowed out in such a way that cool water can be consistently run through the inside of the rotor as it shreds. This keeps the rotor temperature down and allows the shredder to process this material as efficiently as possible without melting.
Nonwovens are extremely durable, but when they are cut or shredded, dust is released into the air. For example, when the leg holes are cut out of baby diapers, the dust that is released can be both messy and extremely dangerous in production environments. Installing a briquette press at the discharge of the dust collection system can help eliminate dusting in the plant and increase overall safety. A dust collection system can pneumatically convey any residual dust into a covered briquette press. This controlled system eliminates the need for an employee to spend time cleaning up and transporting the dust and keeps the nearby machinery functioning in a dust-free environment. Weima briquette presses use pressure (not adhesives) to compress dust or shavings into small, hockey-puck-shaped briquettes. With a compaction rate of up to 9:1, briquetting can save a company quite a bit of money in dumpster haul-away costs alone. Fewer dumpsters being hauled away means a bigger bottom line and a smaller environmental footprint.
The worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 is raising the demand of specialized and individual products to fight microbial, viral or bacterial impact and diversity of finishings is growing. Future products will be added with those functions in much more industrial sections than today – not only in the medical and hygienic industry. More flexibility in production is required while consumption of chemicals, water and heat energy becomes a bigger point in terms of sustainability and optimizing the margins.
Rotary atomizers offer the user some advantages which cannot be covered or only insufficiently by alternative application methods, such as top process stability and reproducibility at any time. Rotary atomizers work in a non-contact manner and are therefore particularly gentle on the nonwovens to be finished.
In times of increasingly scarce resources, sustainability has become a central topic in the nonwovens industry. Finally, the finishing should be as material and resource-saving as possible, yet effective.
Weitmann & Konrad (Weko) with its headquarters near Stuttgart, Germany, develops and produces concepts and systems for the non-contact minimum application with rotary atomizers which focus on sustainability.
Rotary atomizers work in the micro-droplet range. Encapsulated versions such as Weko-ProTec provide the rotor carrier with an enclosure and connect it to an extraction system. Contamination of the working environment is thus counteracted. This is particularly advantageous when using oil or silicone-based fluids. Substances which have been excluded from rotary atomizers for health reasons can also be used more often with this variant for example with antimicrobial, antiviral or antibacterial finishing.
Weko-ProTec enables high production speeds without spray-off effect.
Experience the “Innovation at work.” In the in-house Weko pilot lane, many trials outside of the running production chain can be tested in advance in order to guarantee customers the greatest possible flexibility and to enable their own test series outside of the production.
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