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Product Development Capabilities

Product and Process Development Center

Fitesa operates a world class Product and Process Development Center in Peine, Germany. The PPD Center is the focal point for the creation of new and improved products for our customers and supports the efforts of our technical staff in each of our factories around the world. The PPD center has a long history of innovation which has resulted in an intellectual property estate that currently includes 196 patents granted in 34 different countries on 6 continents.

World-Class Scientists and Engineers

Fitesa’s world-class scientists and engineers research new solutions using our extensive materials evaluation laboratory in our dedicated Product and Process Development Center in Peine, Germany. Analytical capabilities include Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Throughout our global locations, our scientists continue to address industry challenges with cutting-edge research.

Pilot line

Fitesa operates a complete spunmelt pilot line in our Peine development center. This Reicofil pilot line is useful for product development, evaluations of innovation, and process learning that scales-up well to commercial lines. Features of the Peine pilot line include:

  • Spunbond and meltblown beams
  • Bico capable (sheath/core, side-by-side, etc.)
  • Special capability to evaluate multiple bond patterns quickly
  • Semi-works capability for beta testing