Meltblo France plans new meltblown machine; startup set for April 2021

BROGNARD, FRANCE, September 10, 2020-

MELTBLO France is a newly created company located in the Burgundy Franche-Comté area of France in the city of Brognard. The commercial production launch of meltblown nonwovens has been scheduled for April 2021. Twenty-two jobs will be created, for a global investment of €4.5 million.

The high performance RAMINA meltblown line will be able to produce 500 tons of meltblown for about 500 million of surgical masks per year. MELTBLO France will also produce meltblown for FFP2 and FFP3 masks. The company will manufacture products based on PP polymer and in a second step with other polymers. The key for highly effective masks is the layer of meltblown polypropylene. This critical media filter is essential, and the fiber size in about 1 and 2 microns.

The founder of MELTBLO France, Nicolas Burny, is a French engineer who has 30 years of experience in development and production of nonwovens.

The president of MELTBLO France who spent his entire career in the nonwovens industry got the idea to set up this company thanks to, the marketplace he created two years ago. E-nispe is a B2B platform for the nonwovens industry that connects worldwide all the players of the nonwoven industry.

The global demand for meltblown has soared due to the coronavirus and Burny saw an unprecedented increase in demand on his platform e-nispe. The other reason is that the French Government, like other countries, wants to secure new local production to avoid supply shortfalls.

MELTBLO France received grants from the French Government and the local area Burgundy Franche-Comté and its president Marie Guite Dufay.

MELTBLO France has already started discussions with most of the main French mask producers and will deliver optimal filtration efficiency to provide French made products in very high quality.

The compay won’t only produce surgical masks to fight against Covid-19. The company has a long-term strategy with several development steps for the next years. In a few months, new applications for gas and liquid filtration and other products for industrial applications will be developed.

From next spring, MELTBLO France will contribute to the nationwide effort aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. 

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