Thread-up chains add ease of use to converting lines; however, they often interfere with edge detectors used for web guiding. As more converting processes switch to center justification of the material, avoiding thread-up chains has become even more complicated. Mechanical positioners have been used to pull detectors out of the thread-up path but this often creates other mechanical interference problems and increases the complexity of thread-up. AccuWeb’s out-of-the-box solution to the thread-up chain problem incorporates patented WideArray technology so the edge detector is stationary. To avoid the thread-up chain, AccuWeb has expanded the gap and throat of detectors.
The fact that the nonwovens industry is growing in China is not news. During the past decade, the market has achieved growth in the low double digits, well above the rates seen in more developed areas like the U.S. or Europe.
As multinational comp…