News & Insights | Technical Textiles & Non-Wovens


Published: August 12, 2020
Author: Rajni Yadav

Following successful launch of D-Tech line for production of surgical/medical masks in April 2020, technology group Andritz is now presenting its new D-Tech face mask line for respiratory masks, such as duckbill and flat fold respirators. The new mask line can be customised to laminate different layers of fabric ensuring highest quality and hygiene standards.

The line comprises unwinding and guiding units for nonwoven webs, automatic splicing of all raw materials, cutting and positioning devices for the metal nose bar, an edge welding and cutting unit, a 90° rotation process, positioning and welding of the ear loop elastics, as well as quality control using the D-Tech Vision System. In addition, a broad selection of options are available for the main line. Machine dimensions can be customised according to customers’ plant requirements.

Customers benefit from a fully automated production line including complete ultrasonic technology, a facility to include printing systems, and an interface to the automatic packaging machine. Moreover, there are different packaging options available – products can be packaged in bags by an automatic flow pack machine or packed in cardboard boxes by an automatic cartoner.

The respiratory mask ensures a higher level of protection for the wearer as well as his environment due to its particle retention capacity (<0.3 µm) and the higher-quality defined total leakage compared to conventional protective masks. Producers already operating an Andritz D-Tech surgical mask line can upgrade it to produce respiratory masks with a special kit.

Andritz Diatec is one of the globally leading specialists for converting machines for production of hygiene end products: diapers for children and adults, feminine hygiene, underpads, absorbent pads for the food industry, surgical face masks, and now also respiratory face masks.

International technology group Andritz offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

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