They are seven times smaller in diameter than a human hair. The microfibres of a meltblown fabric are perfectly suited for use in filtration, as wipes or as barrier layers in composite products. Whatever you wish to produce: We supply the right technology.


Two technologies
Meltblown production without compromises.

Absorbent, elastic, or very high filtration and barrier properties? We offer technologies for all properties. With our REICOFIL® meltblown singlerow and multirow technology you will always be able to produce the right meltblown fabric for your application.

RF4 Singlerow
meltblown technology

Optimum barrier and filtration properties.

In the REICOFIL singlerow meltblown process, polymer is spun through a spinneret provided with hundreds of holes in a single row. Streams of hot air exiting at both sides of the spinneret tip attenuate the polymer melt to form the finest filaments which subsequently get blown by high velocity air onto a collector screen. The result is a meltblown fabric with excellent barrier and filtration properties.

Product properties
Fibre diameter under 1µ

The continuous fibres produced by the singlerow meltblown process have a diameter below one micrometer. This makes them suitable for the production of highly demanding HEPA filters with H12 filtration efficiency.

Product quality
Targeted blowing of secondary air

In the REICOFIL singlerow meltblown process all filaments are stretched across the whole die width at exactly the same temperature. The uniform stretching results in a constant fibre quality over the entire material web.

Process stability
Single-piece die up to 5.2m

Weld seams can lead to flaws in the nonwoven fabric For ths reason, we always distribute the melt across a single-piece die – even at line widths of 5.2 meters. Your benefits: even melt distribution, only one spin pump, and only one spinneret.

Applications

Multirow
meltblown technology

Perfect elasticity and absorption properties.

In the multirow meltblown process the polymer melt is spun through a spinneret provided with up to 18 rows of fine nozzles. Depending on the application of the technology, the filaments are horizontally blown onto a drum or vertically onto the collector screen. The result is meltblown fabrics of extremely high elasticity and good absorption properties.


Product quality
Uniformity

Each section is equipped with its own gear pump which controls the polymer flow to ensure uniform basic weights. Each pump is individually driven to allow maximum versatility.

Productivity
High capacity

High output rates can be achieved depending on the fibre diameter produced. Multiple rows allow for up to 12000 nozzles per meter and fibers ranging from 1-25 microns.

Applications


The lines
Survey on types.

Stand-alone meltblown
(with singlerow and/or multirow technology)

Inline meltblown
(with singlerow technology)

Combining REICOFIL singlerow and multirow technologies
The innovative interchangeable cassette

Use both technologies in one line. Our interchangeable cassette allows you to change between REICOFIL singlerow and multirow technology, which is comparable with a standard die change. The cassette can be retrofitted to all REICOFIL meltblown lines.


Meltblown
Properties and raw materials.

Physical properties

  • self-bonding / thermo bonded
  • large areas / weight ratio
  • adjustable structure of pores and capillaries
  • hydrophobic / oleophilic (PP meltblown)
  • Excellent wick effect / liquid absorption capability
  • High filtration efficiency
  • Thermally damping
  • Elastic
  • Weight per unit area generally ranging from 5 - 500 g/m²
  • Filament diameter generally ranging from 1 - 2 µm (singlerow)
  • Filament diameter generally ranging from 1 - 25 µm (multirow)
  • Porous
  • Surface energies
  • Dyeable

Raw materials

Both technologies can be used for almost all melt spinable polymers. The only prerequisite is a sufficiently low viscosity of less than 200 pascal seconds. These polymers include:

  • PP
  • PET
  • PE
  • PA
  • PBA
  • TPU
  • and many other raw materials
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Markus Müller

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