Nonwovens are real allrounders. Thanks to their extreme versatility and adaptability, they are being deployed in more and more applications in the hygiene, medical, construction, industrial and environmental sectors. And thanks to their costefficiency, they are also increasingly replacing conventional materials.
There is a constantly growing demand for lightweight, high-strength spunbond nonwovens a demand to which the newcomer company Multitexx GmbH, based in Herdecke, Germany, is responding with highgrade polyester (PET) and polypropylene (PP) spunbonds for challenging applications. As a subsidiary of the Dörken Group – also headquartered in Herdecke – Multitexx has access to over 15 years of experience that its parent company has accumulated with Reicofil production line. One significant contribution to the efficiency of this demanding production process comes from the laydown belt deployed: a CONDUCTIVE® 7701 type belt made by GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG. Multitexx and Dörken are so impressed by its durability, flexibility, antistatic features and excellent cleaning properties that they have decided to use the belt for a second, even more high-performance production line.
Through its membership in the internationally operating Dörken Group, Multitexx benefits from almost two decades of spunbond production knowhow.
The parent company, founded 125 years ago, was already developing and producing underlay sheets for pitched roofs as early as in the 1960s. In 2001, Dörken acquired a Reicofil spunbond line and began its own in-house production of spunbonds for the composite construction laminates market. After 15 years, the rapid growth of business made it necessary to procure a second, extremely highperformance Reicofil line. This solved the production capacity problems at Dörken, and also triggered the establishment of Multitexx. Since January 2015, the new company has been selling high-grade spunbonds made of thermocalendered polyester or polypropylene.