29/09/2022 – Nonwovens — auf Deutsch lesen

PFNonwovens invests in Reicofil RF5 technology in South Africa

Reifenhäuser Reicofil announces the sale of an RF5 SMMS 3200 nonwovens line to PFNonwovens for their production facility in South Africa.


The latest machine generation RF5 sets benchmarks in terms of quality, performance, availability, efficiency, and machine intelligence. © Reifenhäuser


The hygiene and medical line is scheduled to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2022, and will be the first Reicofil 5 (RF5) line operating in Africa. PFN wants to set a new benchmark of high-quality and innovative products for the Southern African markets with this purchase.

Tonny de Beer, CTO of PFNonwovens:

“It is important for us to bring cutting edge nonwoven manufacturing capabilities to emerging markets as well. Parents in Southern Africa rely even more on high performance nonwovens in their diapers to provide comfort and protection to their babies. At the same time our customers rely on consistently high-quality nonwoven fabrics to enable day-to-day stability of their high-speed converting operations. And, of course, locally produced materials have become essential to eliminate long supply chain risks in addition to economic and environmental sustainability benefits. With the RF5 technology we will deliver a high level of performance at a lower basis weight compared to alternative platforms. The new RF5 line is therefore the perfect addition to our existing Reicofil BiCo line at our Cape Town manufacturing site, and we are convinced that the RF5 technology is a significant step in the right direction to satisfy demand in the African market.”

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