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W+D/BICMA develops 3 ply face mask line with a lower cost mask design

W+D has more than 100 years of high-speed industry shaping innovations (c) 2020 INDA
The W+D/BICMA hygiene group of Winkler and Dünnebier reacting to the worldwide shortage and peak demand for high quality lower cost face masks has developed a fully automatic, high-speed face mask converting line for the production of high quality disposable face masks. This new converting line will be able to produce masks for surgical grade applications at up to 800 face masks per minute with a new lower cost ear loop design.

The new AUXILIUM FM mask line laminates and converts three layers of fabrics (spun bond, melt blown, thermo-bonded nonwovens and others) and ensures highest quality hygiene standards for “flat masks” or “surgical masks” with a metal stay for better comfort and fit over the nose (even for those wearing glasses).  W+D/BICMA brings proven technology in automatic unwinding and splicing for nonwoven webs; cutting and positioning devices; and heat (or ultrasonic) edge welding.

(c) 2020 Winkler + Dünnebier
(c) 2020 Winkler + Dünnebier

The new AUXILIUM FM mask line has a speed of up to 150 m/min (492 ft/min) and is able to produce up to 1 million high quality face masks per day making it one of the fastest production mask machines in the world.  Adding to the manufacturing throughput efficiency are the unique lower cost ear loops with more affordable Lycra® thereby maximizing lowest cost per piece mass production.  There are also different options available for mask stacking and packing automation which make this mask machine further suited for Industry 4.0 manufacturing.

1 million high quality surgical masks per day output capability of the new W+D/BICMA AUXILIUM FM (c) 2020 W+ D
1 million high quality surgical masks per day output capability of the new W+D/BICMA AUXILIUM FM (c) 2020 W+ D

W+D/BICMA is one of the globally leading specialists for converting machines for the production of hygiene end products:  Tissue products, diapers for children and adults, feminine hygiene products, absorbent pads and now also surgical face masks. 

For more information on this new face machine and samples of new lower cost facemask contact : or

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