Textile Technology section
Freudenberg: meltblown nonwovens capacity expanded
The producer of technical textiles Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, is expanding its production capacity for nonwoven media used exclusively to manufacture certified face masks of the mouth-nose protection type pursuant to the EN14683 standard, as well as FFP1, 2 and 3 masks pursuant to the EN149 standard. The media are specially developed for and sold to the medical technology processing industry.
To that end, Freudenberg is investing in the construction of a new state-of-the-art meltblown production line at the Kaiserslautern site. Commissioning of the new plant is slated for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021.
Freudenberg produces meltblown nonwovens from extremely fine meltspun polypropylene microfibers. Masks made of these nonwovens can filter very small particles such as viruses thanks to the superfine structure of the material and its electrostatic charge.
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