Bruckner, a producer of high-tech lines for the dry finishing of knitted and woven fabrics, has increased its nonwoven production capacity with a new development site built near Bavaria, due to the strong demand of Bruckner lines. In November 2017, the company began to move the production to the new production site which will be completed in spring 2018.
The new plant comprises 25,000 square meters 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 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 12 metres are available for the final assembly.
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 hygiene industry.
With the development of a new generation of air-through oven, Brückner created the preconditions to provide customers all over the world with the technology to produce these high quality end products. The successful sales of the new oven generation SUPRA-FLOW BA to renowned nonwovens producers all over the world confirms once again the innovation power of Brückner. 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.