Innovatec invests in non-contact fluid application system

04.10.2021 Innovatec, a leading producer of meltblown nonwovens, invests in a WEKO fluid application system for the functionalisation of meltblown nonwovens. After several test series in the WEKO TechnologyCenter as well as further tests under production conditions with a rental machine, the system was able to convince.

Innovatec relies on technology from WEKO.
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Innovatec relies on technology from WEKO.

"The WEKO fluid application system is an economical as well as ecological system, which puts Innovatec in the position to produce high-quality products. By using this system, the amount of additives as well as the emission of these is greatly reduced," said Innovatec managing director Daniel Jaeger.

Leader in the meltblown sector

Founded in 1995, Innovatec Microfibre Technology GmbH & Co. KG is one of the most modern and largest manufacturers in meltblown production, now employing about 110 people. In addition to a large machine bank for the production of meltblown nonwovens, Innovatec also has the most modern spunbond lines at its disposal, which thus optimally complement the product portfolio. Continuous quality control in the company's own laboratory ensures the consistently high quality of the products. Thanks to continuous innovation and investment in the latest technologies, Innovatec maintains its role as the world's leading producer of meltblown nonwovens.

"We are pleased to have won a renowned and future-oriented customer in the field of nonwoven production with Innovatec and look forward to a good cooperation," says Christian Heinle, key account manager at WEKO.

Worldwide, WEKO experts support the selection and integration of non-contact minimum application systems into the production process. In this way, they help customers achieve clear benefits and cost advantages in the materials to be processed and/or in the process. Comprehensive services such as test series in the WEKO TechnologyCenter and high WEKO service standards round off the offer. WEKO offers non-contact minimal application systems for the single or double-sided application of a wide variety of fluids, with which nonwovens as well as classic and technical textiles are equipped.

WEKO TechnologyCenter

In the in-house TechnologyCenter, the manufacturer from Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany enables customer trials on its pilot plant – and even trials outside the current production chain. Sprayability and material resistance tests can also be carried out. As an additional option, WEKO offers a selection of formats in the rental range, with which one can carry out preliminary tests on one's own laboratory and production systems. WEKO is in constant contact with the chemical industry in various sectors, carries out regular fleet tests and can therefore also advise on fleet selection.