3rd Jun 2020
Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET), UK-based specialist in process solutions and equipment for the manmade yarns and fibre extrusion industry, has received unprecedented enquiries about its nonwoven meltblowing systems since the onset of Coronavirus crisis. Meltblown polpropylene nonwovens are critical component of face masks needed for frontline workers.
22nd May 2020
Creative Composites, which claims to be the UK’s most advanced composites manufacturer, has purchased and installed Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco presses. The company headquartered in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, selected Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco press series in 2017. UK-based company produces SMC Class A exterior components on Dieffenbacher equipment.
18th May 2020
Macpower CNC in Rajkot recently claimed to have produced India’s first indigenous hot air seam sealing machine used to manufacture personal protective equipment kits at half the price of imported ones. The machine, manufactured with the guidance of member doctors of the Indian Medical Association was unveiled by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani...
15th May 2020
Representing the importance of plastics industry in fighting coronavirus, Nordson Corporation has supplied large quantities of gear pumps and screen changers to producers of melt blown polypropylene microfibre sheet for personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns. There has been an increase in demand for microfibre fabrics from healthcare...
15th May 2020
Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET), a supplier of state of the art process technology for the man-made yarns, has reportedly received unprecedented enquiries for non-woven melt spinning system since the onset of Coronavirus. Worldwide demand for medical grade masks has stretched manufacturing capacity which relies on specialist meltblown process for...
27th Apr 2020
In the times of coronavirus pandemic, Schwing Technologies is engaged in cleaning machine parts so that nonwovens production continues unhindered. Production lines for nonwovens are running at full speed worldwide since material is needed for medical textiles. Precise working machine parts are essential amidst shortage of masks and protective gowns.
20th Apr 2020
Andritz Diatec, part of international technology Group Andritz, has set up a fully automatic, high-speed face mask converting line for manufacturing disposable face masks. In the first configuration, the new line will be able to produce masks for surgical/medical applications. Its capacity to produce other mask types – like N95/FFP2 – is being assessed.
14th Apr 2020
International technology Group Andritz will provide a complete neXline spunlace line to Karweb Nonwovens for its plant located in Gaziantep, Turkey. The line is scheduled for installation and start-up at the beginning of 2021. The new neXline spunlace eXcelle line will be used to produce viscose and polyester wipes as well as biodegradable wipes.
10th Apr 2020
Amidst Coronavirus crisis, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has successfully converted its 3D printers, which are usually used to produce models for aerospace research, to manufacture medical protective equipment. The step was taken after a request from the European Commission for assistance in the production of urgently needed medical equipment.