ANDRITZ Nonwoven presents innovations at INDEX17
Over the past three years, there has been a steep rise in the world’s nonwovens market, with a significant demand for higher production performance, higher capacities with integrated fabric diversification, and greater energy efficiency. As a major player, ANDRITZ is compelled to continuously seek innovative technologies that fulfill customer demands. ANDRITZ Nonwoven has manufacturing facilities worldwide that comply with international standards, thus providing high quality assurance and quality control practices.
Running complete lines calls for in-depth nonwoven expertise and excellent service. ANDRITZ offers a full service portfolio and thus can ensure improved uptime, productivity, and product quality. This includes on-site support, specific training, line audits and troubleshooting, upgrades and modernizations, genuine spare parts, and service as well as roll repair centers in Europe, North America, and China. Only recently, an additional service center was opened in response to local demands in Torrington, USA.
ANDRITZ offers comprehensive trials at its own or its partners’ advanced technical centers to support customers’ product developments. Take advantage of the bus trip to see the top-end, flexible neXline spunlace pilot line located in Montbonnot. A shuttle bus will run from the Palexpo exhibition center on April 5 and 7. Register at the ANDRITZ booth (Hall 2, booth 2114) to guarantee a seat.
At present, the spunlace industry is being spurred by wipes. By combining the state-of-the-art TT card web forming and JetlaceEssentiel hydroentanglement units, ANDRITZ is forging ahead in responding to specific market demands by streamlining and adding value to integrated installations with high production speeds. The JetlaceEssentiel with the outstanding neXjet injector sets a benchmark and is equipped with a full range of patterning solutions to customize spunlace fabrics while simultaneously ensuring efficient water recirculation and filtration.
Diversification, softer products, and tailor-made solutions are key factors in providing added value in the spunlaid market. The neXcal twin calender family, which is especially designed for highest flexibility and improved uptime, is now available for the complete range of production capacities. For ultimate flexibility, ANDRITZ offers a unique solution with its innovative, 5-roll calender, the neXcal quadriga. This calender is equipped with the proven Hot S-Roll and four embossing rolls with fully automated production change.
In addition, the ANDRITZ through-air dryer for spunlaid processes features a homogeneous drying process to optimize web characteristics.
ANDRITZ Nonwoven has gained a significant share in the booming, flushable wipes market thanks to its WetlaceTM technology. The original ANDRITZ WetlaceTM process spearheads the production of flushable wipes from 100% natural and/or renewable raw materials without chemical binders, thereby even far exceeding the EDANA/INDA flushability standards. The first industrial line has been in operation for over a year, with Dalian Ruigang, China, supplying the world market with its top-quality products. The second industrial line at Akinal, Turkey, is launching a new generation of flushable fabrics, named BioFlush®, accessing new markets.
A virtual reality show at the ANDRITZ stand gives you a 360° insight into the progressive and diverse lines.
Pic: ANDRITZ neXline wetlace line