Andritz presenting innovative nonwovens production
International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at ITMA. ANDRITZ supports its customers in every aspect of nonwovens and textile production technologies, processes and services with its most advanced expertise and complete technology solutions.
sophistICated NeedleLoom expertise
The presentation of a complete velours needleloom at ANDRITZ’s booth is one of the definitive highlights at this year’s ITMA in Barcelona. In combination with Augmented Reality (AR) content, the needleloom on show provides a detailed insight into the functionality of this key technology.
At the fair, ANDRITZ will introduce its latest needling technology for producing veloured felts, mainly for applications in the automotive industry. The long-lasting brush design combined with a needleloom for high production capacities ensure reduced production costs and a high return on investment for customers. With this full-size needleloom exhibit, realistic presentations can be provided at many points of the machine using AR technology. ANDRITZ enjoys high market confidence with its needlepunch systems and needlelooms as the core process technologies, especially in the segment for needleloom devices manufactured according to special customer requirements.
ITMA will also see ANDRITZ present the next generation of its cross-laying technology, the ProWin system. ProWin is a further development of ProDyn and ProWid, which have achieved a high level of acceptance on the market with around 200 systems installed. This technology improves the current weight-profiling options and increases the actual production capacity.International technology Group Next-gen textile calendering
The new ANDRITZ teXcal Raconip TT sets new standards in textile processing for technical textiles, such as sportswear, workwear, canvas, and parachute fabric, both in terms of technological maturity and of design.
The teXcal Raconip TT is aimed at customers who require versatility and operator-friendly handling along with excellent process stability in addition to constantly high manufacturing quality.
The new calender impresses with an innovative, deflection-controlled roll – the newly developed Raconip TT. It offers maximum flexibility, thanks to unrestricted profiling across the entire fabric width by means of hydrostatic pistons. This guarantees highest quality, such as absolute flatness and precise air permeability. The new calender was developed in cooperation with Rolf Ramisch, a well-known specialist in textile calender technology. PROCESS Technology competence in technical products – especially with the new Wetlaid line for glass fibres.
Due to its broad experience in various processing and manufacturing methods for the nonwovens industry, ANDRITZ also offers the corresponding machine portfolio for the production of technical nonwoven products: wetlaid for products based on glass fibres, for example wall coverings, roofing materials or carpet tile production; spunjet for filtration and coating subtrates; and, of course, needlepunch for geotextiles, insulation products or basic materials for the automotive sector.
The ANDRITZ wetlaid line for glass fibres comprises a completely new, revolutionary development in the manifold, diffuser, and former machinery segments. Highly uniform fibre distribution with optimal structures during the laying process is a basic prerequisite for high-quality end materials. An ingenious recycling management system ensures a continuous reduction in the consumption of raw materials and water. A resource-saving water and energy system also helps to reduce costs from the very first day of operation. This is possible due to ANDRITZ’s many years of experience in stock preparation and to its mature pump technology.
The markets for these technical end products based on nonwovens are subject to continuous, high growth, and ANDRITZ will continue to expand its competence areas, be this in wetlaid, spunjet, spunbond, spunlace, or in the needlepunch segment, through intensive research and development to meet this increasing demand.
ANDRITZ Digital Solutions
ANDRITZ will also focus on its digital solutions and products, marketed under the technology brand Metris, at the ITMA fair. In addition to Augmented Reality in combination with the needleloom, other Metris services, such as the spare part catalog and technical documentation, will be central topics. Above all, however, the ANDRITZ booth at ITMA will focus on the future networking of and external communication with machinery operating on production sites. This is an absolutely essential factor in order to develop faster and more targeted processes in service and maintenance for example.