VDMA starts June 22, 2020 technology webtalks for the textile industry

On June 22, the VDMA starts a series of Textile Machinery Webtalks. In the first edition experts from the companies Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, Mahlo and Nanoval will present technologies for the production of melt-blown nonwovens for respiratory protection masks (FFP masks and surgical masks). After the presentations, the experts will be available to answer the participants’ questions. The webtalk will run from 2 – 4 pm (German time). Participation is free of charge. Interested persons can register here .

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VDMA Textile Machinery stands worldwide for technological leadership and the highest level of consulting competence. With this service promise we start our new webinar series “Textile Machinery Webtalk”. Let the webinar topics inspire you.

The experts from up to four VDMA member companies will present their innovative technologies in a maximum of 90 minutes on a specific topic and will be available to answer the participants’ questions. The presentations will be held in English. Participation in the webinars is free of charge. We look forward to your participation.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the high demand we start with the topic “Production technologies for respiratory protection masks and community masks” together with the Working Group Medical Technology.

Registration for the first webinar on June 22, 2020 is already possible. (Please register here). The other topics are proposals that are still being coordinated with the VDMA members. In this respect, this page will be permanently updated.

Technologies for the production of nonwovens for respiratory protection masks (FFP masks and surgical masks)

22 June 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm (CEST)

Leading meltblown technology
Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Oerlikon Nonwoven, www.oerlikon.com

Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown technology, which can also be used to produce nonwovens for protective masks, is recognized in the market as the technically most efficient method of producing high-separation filter media from plastic fibers. Most of the protective mask capacities available in Europe to date are produced on Oerlikon Nonwoven equipment.

Online Quality Control Solutions for Meltblown Nonwoven
Matthias Wulbeck, Area Sales Manager, Mahlo, www.mahlo.com  

Medical protective masks require a high level of quality to ensure the function for the user. With a wide range of measurement and control technology MAHLO can support manufacturers in monitoring and controlling important parameters such as the basis weight and air permeability during the production process.

The NANOVAL Process for an Alternative to the conventional meltblown: “A springing tiger or a damp squib” 
Christian Gerking, Managing Director, Nanoval, www.nanoval.de  

NANOVAL developed a completely new approach for the spinning of meltblown-kond nonwovens. The nonwoven material of the NANOVAL process has interesting properties: A lower pressure loss, a higher strength and a higher elongation. Furthermore, the production capacity is higher and the specific energy consumption is lower.  

Boris Abadjieff


Moderation: Boris Abadjieff, VDMA Textile Machinery Association

The following topics are planned:

  • Production technologies for respiratory protection masks (FFP-masks and surgical masks) – in preparation
  • Technologies for fully-fashioned textile community masks – in preparation
  • Production technologies for alternative masks with filter effect  – in preparation
  • Production technologies for medical textiles (excluding masks) – in preparation

Other topics:

  • Sustainable denim production  – in preparation
  • Energy efficiency in textile finishing  – in preparation
  • Smart production of knitted fabrics  – in preparation
  • Textile recycling in spinning mills  – in preparation

Further technology webtalks on other topics are in preparation.

Please check www.machines-for-textiles.com/webtalk  for updates.