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Bikoma releases redesigned DEDE 400

The DEDE 400 is designed to produce both sanitary napkins and panty liners up to 2,000 products per minute.

9th September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mayen


Bikoma, the German-based producer of machinery and equipment for the disposable hygiene industry, has released its new state-of-the art DEDE 400 machine.

The DEDE 400, now equipped with the most modern technology, is designed to produce both sanitary napkins and panty liners up to 2,000 products per minute.

A popular cross-directional machine for producing panty liners and sanitary napkins, the DEDE 400 has been improved by the recent redesign. Now, the combination of production capacity, technical reliability and efficiency, together with an affordable price, aims to make DEDE 400 the smart choice for feminine care production, the company reports.

Strategic fit

“This redesign demonstrates the outstanding strategic fit of the joint capabilities of our JOA and Bikoma brands,” said Mike Brookins, Executive Vice President of Curt G. Joa.

“Joa technology enables Bikoma to utilize the outstanding technical features of their machines for customers engaged in regional markets. This allows Curt G. Joa, Inc. to serve additional customer markets without compromising on quality.”

In 2015, Joa acquired the remaining shares of Bikoma and integrated both organizations to benefit their customers. Joa, a leader of custom and premium machinery to produce disposable products, utilizes its own independently developed and patented technologies in its machinery.

New machine capabilities

Bikoma’s DEDE 400 now offers technology which helps produce a premium product, including soft sides (improves leakage protection and comfort), flexibility for airlaid and/or fluff core, topsheet flexographic printing and machine efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

The DEDE 400 also underwent advancements to decrease the machine’s size and increase its efficiency. With only one operator required, the machine features an elevated platform for storage of electrical cabinets, compact size and small footprint (17 meters), enabling cross-directional production (high output with low web speeds).

Bikoma, a top manufacturer, developer and designer of special machines for the hygiene industry, focuses on constantly improving the technology and quality of its products. To date, Bikoma has supplied more than 1,800 machines worldwide.

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