Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art spunlaid line in Taiwan and will begin production of nonwovens for diverse markets.
The new production line is the first to feature the latest spunlaid technology developed by Freudenberg. The technology enhances filament distribution for increased material uniformity, which in turn provides customers with ease of processing the nonwovens for a variety of applications. The line also utilizes AI technology to detect variances in the material and automatically adjust uniformity as well as a high-grade IR camera to identify small melt defects.
In addition to new proprietary technology, the production line features enhancements to reduce environmental impacts. All parts used in construction were selected based off their energy efficiency to lessen CO2 emissions during operation. The Taiwan site also invested in a new recycling system to recycle all start-up materials as well as scrap materials during normal operations; the recycling line will help the team in their goal to reach zero-waste operations. The spunlaid line will also run partially on solar energy supplied from panels installed on site early last year.