ANDRITZ Nonwoven has gained a significant share in the booming, flushable wipes market thanks to its WetlaceTM technology.
International technology Group ANDRITZ presented its proven nonwovens technologies at INDEXTM17 in Geneva, Switzerland (April 4-7). As one of the world market leaders in advanced technologies for spunlace, thermobonding, air-through bonding, wetlaid, needlepunch, and spunjet, as well as excellent service, ANDRITZ Nonwoven offers customised and unique solutions to requirements from individual customers.
What’s new since INDEXTM14?
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 modernisations, genuine spare parts, and service as well as roll repair centersin 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 centres to support customers’ product developments. 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 customise spunlace fabrics while simultaneously ensuring efficient water recirculation and filtration. ANDRITZ Nonwoven has sold a significant number of neXline spunlace lines including TT cards since 2011, thus opening doors to the Chinese market. The ANDRITZ passion for perfection raises the bar with a highly advanced energy-saving system, called neXecodry, securing a swifter ROI.
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, five-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 optimise web characteristics.