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Brückner sets the course for the future

Due to the strong demand for Brückner lines in the last years, the German technology supplier has built a new site near Tittmoning.

7th February 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leonberg

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Packaging

Due to the strong demand for Brückner lines in the last years, the German technology supplier has built a new site near Tittmoning, after ruling out the possibility of expanding at the previous production site in Tittmoning, Bavaria.

“The company management never even thought of moving the production abroad since by doing so the company would lose invaluable employees and thus decades of experience and know-how,” the company reports.

The ground breaking in September 2016 was followed by a one-year construction period. In November 2017 Brückner began step by step to move the production to the new production site. In spring 2018 the moving will be terminated.

New plant

The new plant comprises 25,000 square metres of construction hall area and is provided with the latest production technology. “Since this is a completely new building, all optimisation potentials regarding material flow and work place design could be used,” the manufacturer explains.

“The increasing sizes and weights of the machinery components were considered in the selection of the height of the hall and the type of the installed crane systems. Thus, crane systems for the lifting of weights up to 20 tons and crane hooks in a height of 12m are available for the final assembly.”

Increasing sales

The increasing sales success during the last years and the systematic expansion of Brückner's nonwovens sector had a significant influence on the decision to build this new site. In 2017, Brückner sold in the Techno-Line Nonwovens product line several lines for the production of geo-nonwovens, light nonwovens consolidated with bonding agents for the medical sector, voluminous thermo-fusioned filler nonwovens for the furniture industry and thermo-fusion ovens for ADL, topsheet and backsheet for the hygienics industry. Particularly in the field of hygienic nonwovens, a trend shows towards products of a better quality with a smoother hand and of more uniform texture.

Air-through belt oven Supra-Flow BA with subsequent separate cooling zone. © Brückner

“The successful sales of the new oven generation Supra-Flow BA to renowned nonwovens producers confirms once again the innovation power of Brückner,” the company adds. “Particular attention was given to a gentle transport of the not yet bonded web, a particularly uniform air flow through the web as well as a constant temperature distribution across the complete working width. Important findings from very different thermal treatment systems of related Brückner product lines could be integrated into the construction design.”

New oven type

The new oven type is characterised among other advantages by the following constructive features, according to the manufacturer: gentle fabric transport, minimum thermal energy required, high flow uniformity, constant temperature distribution across the working width, best possible accessibility of the oven chambers, easy to maintain, flow-optimised air circulation, use of belts with special coating with good detaching characteristics, working widths of up to 4200 mm in the standard design, and production speeds up to 200 m/min.

“The continuously increasing number of inquiries for this new type of oven shows that the extensive development efforts were definitely justified and that the new belt oven corresponds absolutely to the market requirements,” the company concluded.

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