Oerlikon Nonwoven commissions meltblown technology at Wolf PVG
Posted February 04, 2021
NEUMÜNSTER, Germany – Oerlikon Nonwoven has successfully commissioned a double-beam meltblown plant with ecuTEC+ electro charging unit at Wolf PVG GmbH & Co. KG.
With this plant, the East Westphalian company can now provide nonwovens for the production of surgical and FFP2 masks. In addition to this filter material, which is in great demand today, high-quality meltblown nonwovens can also be produced for medical and industrial filter applications. The plant has now been running for several weeks under stable production conditions with optimal nonwoven fabric quality of the highest standards.
Double-beam meltblown plant with ecuTEC+ put into operation
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortage of protective masks that ensued, Wolf PVG GmbH & Co. KG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Melitta Group, switched part of its production capacities to nonwoven mask fabric production. As a highly specialized system supplier for everything to do with vacuum cleaners and industrial filter technology, the company from East Westphalia can fall back on its extensive know-how and many years of experience.
With the meltblown plant from Oerlikon Nonwoven, Wolf PVG is further expanding its production capacities. The plant, with its two beams and the ecuTEC+ electro charging unit, is optimally designed for the production of face mask material. The plant is also ideal for the production of other filtration nonwovens.
“A decisive point for investing in a plant from Oerlikon Nonwoven was the flexibility of the plant in relation to the possible product portfolio and the competence of the manufacturer,” said Markus Seele, COO of Wolf PVG.
Dr. Ingo Mählmann, senior vice president Sales & Marketing Oerlikon Nonwoven, added: "Thanks to the numerous setting options for the electrostatic charge provided by the ecuTEC+, the optimum loading status can be set depending on the filter application."
ecuTEC+ electro charging unit from Oerlikon Nonwoven complements filter nonwoven plants
The meltblown technology from Oerlikon Nonwoven is considered the most technically efficient process for the production of highly effective filter media from plastic fibers. The ecuTEC+ electro charging unit also makes a significant contribution to this. With the patented process, spunbond and meltblown materials can be charged electrostatically and thus the filter performance can be significantly increased.
In this way even the smallest particles are safely filtered. Nonwoven manufacturers are thereby largely free to choose and can set the optimal charging method and intensity for their filter application.