Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Start-up of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.
The scope of supply includes opening and blending equipment, Dynamic card, and crosslapper in combination with Andritz technology for drafting, needling, and unwinding/combining. Andritz will also supply the process control as well as the unique, closed-loop ProDyn system, thus providing continuous web monitoring and optimisation of the end product.
The high-capacity Andritz needlepunch neXline eXcelle line will produce industrial textiles such as nonwoven felts made of different polymers like polyester, polypropylene, polyacrylnitrile, aramid, PPS, polyimide, and viscose. In addition, the line will be used to manufacture individual products for different dedicated technical applications, for example for protection against fire and heat in the automotive and electrical industries.
TTL chose Andritz as supplier of the line after having successfully conducted several test runs at the Andritz Asselin-Thibeau Technical Center in Elbeuf, France. TTL develops, manufactures, and sells needlefelt for technical applications such as filter media, laundry textiles, and industrial textiles. The company has been in business for 178 years and ranks among the most experienced companies in this industry. TTL sells its high-quality products all over the world and generates more than 50 per cent of its turnover from exports.