Perlon®, a Serafin Group company, continues to produce its quality filaments at all five sites for customers in the current challenging climate. Production in China has been operating as normal since the beginning of March after having to be temporarily halted due to the spread of COVID-19 in that area. Production is now back up to 100%.
Production in Germany at Perlon® sites in Munderkingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg), Bobingen (Bavaria) and Wald-Michelbach (Hesse) as well the US is continuing to run without any constraints. Therefore all sites are working to full capacity to fulfill all customer orders. In particular, the paper machine clothing area has had an increase in sales which offsets a reduced demand in other areas such as automotive.
In the current situation, the company is doing everything it can to fulfill its responsibility as an employer and also as a business partner. Therefore all hygiene measures at all our sites have been significantly increased so that our employees are protected as well as possible. There is hand sanitizer in every department and all of our production lines are disinfected several times a day. It has been explained to employees, what they should do in the current climate in order to minimize risk. Where it is possible, employees have been allowed to work from home. Perlon® has approximately 650 employees in Germany, over 80 in the US and more than 100 in China.
High Demand for Monofilament for the Paper Industry
Managing Director Florian Kisling says, “Perlon® is aware of its responsibility towards its employees and the wider community. By continuing to produce, we are enabling our important customers to continue their production.”
The paper industry is currently experiencing a rise in demand worldwide – and Perlon® is also benefiting from this, as customers need even more high quality monofilament and twisted yarns for the tensioning of paper machines. For the paper machine clothing field, Perlon® produced filaments are used to manufacture press fabric, which can be used either as a conveyor belt or for moisture removal on a paper production line. Due to the high mechanical strain through the presses, polyamide monofilaments or twisted yarns are therefore almost always used. Paper industry customers have increased their production recently. Whether it’s boxes to cope with the increased demand for online deliveries or paper for hygiene purposes (which everybody can identify with), there is an increased demand worldwide. The dental, hygiene and food preparation fields are also experiencing increased demand. To this end, Perlon® offers filaments for the manufacture of toothbrushes and high quality cleaning system brushes.
Kisling adds, “The supply of raw materials has been safeguarded. Our company has proactively planned and kept stocks high.”
Therefore Perlon® can offset possible temporary supply disruptions of any of our suppliers as well as possible.
To learn more about Perlon®, visit www.perlon.com.