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Don & Low expands UK capacity

The new technologies incorporated into this investment will broaden the company’s manufacturing capabilities.

13th December 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Forfar


In line with Thrace Group’s strategy, Don & Low, a manufacturer of woven and nonwoven polyolefin technical textiles, has agreed a multi-million deal with Reifenhäuser, to supply a new 3.2 metre Reicofil 4 bicomponent spunbond line specifically configured for industrial spunbond markets.

“The new investment will see the UK’s only spunbond manufacturer initially increase its plant`s capacity by 5,000 tonnes and follows its 2016 investment in an Oerlikon Neumag meltblown line,” the manufacturer reports.

The new technologies incorporated into this investment will broaden the company’s manufacturing capabilities, increasing its product offering, providing technical solutions to meet both future customer and market demands. “This investment will further cement Don & Low’s position as a technical leader in industrial markets,” the company says.

The new RF4 line has been specifically configured for industrial applications incorporating a unique capability – to produce significantly higher tensile and isotropic spunbonds. In addition, the line will produce both mono and bicomponent spunbond utilising combinations of polypropylene and/or polyethylene and offers improved filament distribution. The line will further benefit from Reifenhäuser’s latest digital platform. This investment will be on stream in April 2019.

In addition, the investment will see the nonwovens site expand to create a new unit to facilitate a secondary processing centre of excellence, enhanced by a further investment into a high output, three colour printing line. Completion of the site expansion is due April 2018.


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