Will we be able to further reduce the weight per unit area of nonwovens? Which properties will emerge from new raw materials? What is the nonwovens technology going to look like tomorrow? Our Technology Center offers ourselves, our customers, suppliers and raw material producers unique opportunities worldwide to find the answers to these and other questions.


Economic efficiency
Utilizing existing resources

Many producers have to decide whether to develop or to produce and make money. Do both. Use our technoloy center for your trials while your own lines continue producing.

Practice-oriented conditions
Developing on production lines

Perform research and development close to production in our technology center: The installed line technology only differs in its width from current production lines. For this reason, all the results are extremely comprehensive and can be used in practice.

Added value
Using experience and know-how

Benefit from the longstanding experience and know-how of the Reicofil team when carrying out your trials and product developments. We accompany you in the planning and execution of your trials.

The Technology Center
High-tech lines exclusively dedicated to research & development.

1,800 sqm, one composite line for hygiene and medical nonwovens, one single-beam meltblown line for the production of technical nonwovens, and a laboratory fully equipped for the evaluation of tests: Everything is state of the art and can be matched to your specific requirements.

SSMMMSX line
For hygiene and medical applications

Over eighty percent of nonwovens go into the production of hygiene and medical articles. In this area nonwovens have to meet high requirements. Stay in tune with new trends and demands. Our line for hygiene and medical applications can be flexibly adapted to meet your requirements, for example with the installation of a further spin beam, new treatment processes, and other equipment.

Lines
Equipment

Accessories:

  • Edelmann inline winder
  • Cognex online inspection system
  • Dr. Schenk online inspection system
  • Online fabric weight measurement

Product development
SSS

RF5 Mono and Bico
Throughput range:

150 - 270 kg/h/m
Mmax. speed:
1200 m/min
Fabric weight:
8-70 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins
Applications:
hygienic products
Fields of use:
product development, process optimisation, raw material tests

Product development
SSMMS

RF5 Mono and Bico
S throughput range:

150 - 270 kg/h/m
MB throughput range:
10 - 70 kg/h/m
Max. speed:
1200 m/min
Fabric weight:
8-70 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins
Applications:
e.g. hygienic and medical products
Fields of use:
product development, process optimisation, raw material tests


Single MB line
For filtration applications

Our meltblown line can be operated with a Reicofil or Biax die. Especially good filtration and barrier properties or the production of meltblown fabrics with very high absorption capacities and elasticity can be achieved by exchanging the die.

Lines Equipment

Accessories:

  • Resin Drying / Crystallisation
  • 2 Dryer
  • TexTest On-Line air permeability tester

Product development MB

Throughput range:
10 bis 160 kg/h/m
Max. speed:
150 m/min
Fabric weight:
5-400 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins, polyester, polyamide
Applications:
e.g. filtration, absorption products, barrier
Specialty:
using secondary air
Fields of use:
process development, raw material tests, product developments


XSXSX line
For technical nonwovens

Our line especially designed for technical nonwovens shows that it is possible to make much more out of nonwovens than products for hygiene and medical applications. Different bonding processing enable you to produce especially voluminous or soft nonwovens on this line – for example for wipes, geotextiles and roofing sheets. Enter into new markets. Find your niche.

Lines
Equipment

Accessories:

  • Resin Drying / Crystallisation
  • 4 Dryer ; 1 Crystallizer
  • High Loft
  • Küsters Hot S 250 calender
  • REICOFIL humidifier on two sides
  • Fleissner drum dryer/fixation unit (Ø 1400 mm)
  • Isra online inspection system
  • Biax Microspan ® CD Stretching Machine
  • A.Celli Nonwovens Inline slitting winder

Technology:

  • 1st spunbond beam: bico REICOFIL® 4 with twin-screw extruder, vented
  • 2nd spunbond beam: bico REICOFIL® 3 with single-screw extruder
  • Various fiber cross-sections available like: Core/sheath, side/side, mixed

Width:
1 m

Raw material tests
REICOFIL® 4

PP throughput range:
150 - 270 kg/h/m
Max. speed:
400 m/min
Fabric weight:
8-70 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins, polyester
Applications:
every conceivable spunbond product
Fields of use:
process development, raw material tests

REICOFIL® 3

PP throughput range:
100 - 180 kg/h/m
Max. speed:
250 m/min
Fabric weight:
10-100 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins, polyester
Applications: every conceivable spunbond product
Fields of use:
process development, raw material tests

Raw material tests
REICOFIL® 4 bico

Throughput range:
120 – 240 kg/h/m
(350 kg/h/m for polyester)
Max. speed:
400 m/min
Fabric weight:
12-100 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins, polyester
Cross sections:
core/sheath, side-by-side, segment-pie

REICOFIL® 3 bico

Throughput range:
100 - 180 kg/h/m
Max. speed:
250 m/min
Fabric weight:
12-100 g/m²
Raw materials:
polyolefins, polyester
Cross sections:
core/sheath, side-by-side, segment-pie, mixed filaments
hardware


Laboratory
Getting tangible results.

Conducting trials is one thing, the reliable evaluation of results another. In our laboratory we can carry out all common analyses directly after or already during a trial. In this way we get rapidly tangible results.

Denier
Making diameters of 1µm visible. We get into detail. The quality of the individual fibres of a nonwoven can be determined by magnifying the fabric produced by a factor of up to 50. With our microscopes we can determine the fibre denier manually or fully automatically.

Strengths
Does the nonwoven withstand the specified mechanical stresses? Two measuring machines are available to determine tensile strength, tear propagation resistance, elongation at break, and elasticity references both in machine direction and in transverse direction.

Filtration properties
Which particle sizes can penetrate the nonwoven, and which cannot? How high is the separation efficiency at which pressure consumption? We use particle and air permeability measuring processes to determine the filtration properties.

Raw material
properties

To achieve optimum processing properties, predrying is required for some raw materials, for instance recyced materials such as PET bottle flakes. The lower the residual moisture in the material, the better. We use two different processes (infrared heating and heating oven ) for exact determination of the residual moisture.

Permeability and separation performance
Which water pressure does the nonwoven withstand until the first drops penetrate the material? How quickly does the liquid flow through the hydrophilic nonwoven, what is degree of rewet? With Hydro Head, Strike-Through, Rewet, Run-Off or Masdon Jar measuring instruments we are able to conduct all necessary tests on the properties of nonwovens in relation with liquids.

Your contact

Careers

Desiree Kopp

HR Department

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Research & Development

Detlef Frey

Head of Research & Development

+49 2241 93261-942 detlef.frey@reicofil.com

Sales

Markus Müller

sales director

+49 2241 93261-840 +49 2241 93261-577 markus.mueller@reicofil...

Service

Irfan Altuntop

Service Director

+49 2241 93261-140 service@reicofil.com

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