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Future. Flow. Fascination.
Reicofil Makes the Progress for “Nonwovens Containing Digital Information” a True Experience.

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Geneva, April 4, 2017 | INDEX is the hotspot for the nonwovens industry this year. The Who is Who in this industry will come to Geneva and look excitedly at novelties and trends. For the machine supplier Reifenhäuser Reicofil just the right place for a special event: True to the motto Future. Flow. Fascination Reicofil will be presenting its newest RF5 line generation for the production of spunbond, meltblown and composite fabrics.

„It´s time to set a new standard in nonwoven technology“, says Markus Müller, Sales Director Reicofil. "There was no better time for us to launch RF5. All those people we want to impress with our innovative technology will be at INDEX. We are looking forward to intense discussions with customers, suppliers, current and future development partners.“

With its presentation and the launch of RF5 at INDEX Reicofil makes a clear statement. Reicofil has used the entire know how of its employees to develop this new technology  and is able now to present with RF5 the line generation of the future with highlights in terms of quality, output, uptime, efficiency and machine intelligence.

FUTURE - Reicofil enters the world of digitalization

Under the catchword "Future“ Reicofil has packed a lot of intelligence into the new RF5 technology. "That is exactly what makes our technology so special“, says Hans-Georg Geus, Technical Director Reicofil. "With its digital tools it paves the way for intelligent production – for next level nonwovens. By focusing on digitalization and intelligent machines, we are expanding our business into a new field that will change our industry in terms of competencies, market entry methods, and possibly even the relationship between the market players“, emphazises Dr. Bernd Kunze, Managing Director Reicofil.

Reicofil plans to offer its customers a complete modular concept with many digital solutions that make the machine smarter step by step in order to produce latest state-of-the-art products: At a speed and in range never experienced before and at a quality never seen before. Detlef Frey, Head of R&D adds: "Our lines produce nonwovens of superior quality. That is what we are known for. Now we top it. We implement digital features and modules. By doing so we make operation of the line much simpler and increase uptime, quality, output and efficiency. RF5 is productive as never before“.

Please come in: Discover RF5 in 3D 

It still takes some time to take RF5 line in operation. However, the visitors to the show will already be given a foretaste: Through Virtual Reality they can experience how the intelligent line looks like. Provided with a VR headset they can start the virtual tour to discover RF5. The visitor determines himself the route he wants to take during his three-dimensional tour on which he will come across with some new features of RF5.

Reicofil invites to experience the new line generation in configuration SSMMS after INDEX fair at Reicofil lab in Troisorf.

FASCINATION – this is how progress is made

Reicofil has been known for its high demand on quality since the first nonwoven line was commissioned in 1985. Since then we have never ceased to follow our passion for perfect solutions. The new line generation is teamwork at its best. Whether mechanical engineers, process engineers or technical draftsmen, veterans or new colleagues, all of them had a common goal - with RF5 we develop technical solutions for the perfect nonwoven. "I'm excited about what has happed at Reicofil during the development process“, says Dr. Bernd Kunze. "All persons involved have grown with their tasks as a team – I call that fascination!“

FLOW - Let´s cooperate to attain the next technology level

The innovation potential in terms of intelligent nonwoven production is huge. The next advancements depend on the quality of data which are the basis of Reicofil's further solutions research. Under the principle "Flow“ the machine supplier is building on constantly emerging close cooperations to create something new and drive innovations. "The launch is only the beginning of RF5“, emphasizes Stephan Gerharz, Head of Operations. Together with our customers and partners we will continue to prove innovative force.“

The new line generation and many other highlights will be presented on Reicofil's booth no. 2531.
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