Reifenhauser Reicofil delivers two nonwoven lines to Algeria-based industrial fabric producer SINAATEC; the two lines--a 3.20 meter-wide single-beam meltblown line, and a 3.20 meter-wide composite bico line--will target medical, hygiene sectors

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TROISDORF, Germany , July 18, 2022 (press release) –

Reifenhäuser Reicofil announces the delivery of two nonwoven lines to its first Algerian customer SINAATEC Spa (Algiers) – a new major player in the Algerian nonwoven industry. The company was established in 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary of MADAR HOLDING Group. The two lines, a 3.20 m-wide single-beam Meltblown line and an equally 3.20 m-wide Composite Bico line, will target the medical and hygiene sectors.

Mohamed Lamine Bouchelouche, President and CEO at SINAATEC, says: "The demand for nonwovens remains high. We see further growth potential in the North and Central African markets." The meltblown line is scheduled to be commissioned as early as this year in September, while the start of the composite line is planned for autumn 2023. SINAATEC's local sites and infrastructure provide space for another plant, so further expansion is possible.

Dr. Boerge Wessling, Managing Director at Reifenhäuser Reicofil, adds: “We are very pleased to install our state-of-the-art production lines in SINAATEC’s    advanced production facility for high quality nonwovens. Despite an initially digital-only business initiation due to the pandemic, we already have a very cooperative relationship and look forward to further collaboration.”

The first face-to-face meeting between SINAATEC and Reifenhäuser Reicofil after an initially digital-only business initiation due to the pandemic.

Photo: SINAATEC/Reifenhäuser

About Reifenhäuser Reicofil
Reifenhäuser Reicofil, based in Troisdorf, Germany, is a specialist and leading global manufacturer of complete spunbond, meltblown, and composite lines which meet highest quality requirements in hygiene, medicine, and filtration. Reifenhäuser Reicofil is a business unit of the Reifenhäuser Group and looks back on 50 years of experience and has 250 employees. The Managing Directors are Boerge Wessling and Stephan Gerharz.


The company SINAATEC, based in Algiers, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MADAR HOLDING Group. It was founded in 2017 with the aim of developing several industrial activities to enter niche markets and has adopted the new name SINAATEC SPA (Société Industrielle Algérienne pour les Applications Techniques). In addition to the polymer industry, SINAATEC is active in the chemical, metal and glass industries. The CEO of SINAATEC is Mr. Mohamed Lamine Bouchelouche.

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