Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Two new machine developments mark BICMA's 25th anniversary
Mayen-Koblenz-based BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH, part of the W+D Group since 2018, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a big way.
The company specialises in baby and adult nappies and feminine hygiene products, earning itself an excellent reputation globally over the past decades. But is not resting on its laurels; the highly innovative workforce - with the support of W+D as a strong partner - has expanded the product portfolio twice over.
"We are delighted to support a consistent and, at the same time, innovative company like BICMA in the development of the new Volcano Kid pants machine for baby pull-up pants," says Frank Eichhorn, managing director of W+D and BICMA. "Moreover, the Corona crisis and the acute lack of face masks prompted us to rise to this new challenge together: Within just a few weeks, we designed a completely new high-speed machine, the Auxilium FM, capable of producing high volumes of up to a million face masks a day - 'made in Germany'."
BICMA has created a completely new business segment, helping to satisfy the demand for protective masks at home and in Europe.
"In this way, we are also making our contribution to society by ensuring that the situation that prevailed at the beginning of the Corona pandemic will never happen again, in that, we in the western world, develop and produce machines for the manufacture of surgical masks and no longer have to depend on individual production countries and complete shortages, as was the case in March and April," adds Frank.
The demand for these production systems is currently very high, which benefits the Mayen site. BICMA is already working on further innovative solutions and is therefore well positioned for the future.
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