Three Andritz core technologies have been integrated into this new spunlace pilot line: the new Isoweb TT card, the Jetlace hydroentanglement system, and the Perfodry 3000 through-air dryer. The Isoweb TT card is designed for a wide range of products with an output capacity of up to 700 kg/h/m with an MD/CD ratio from 1.5 to 3.5. It produces with a minimum of downtime, and its user-friendly design ensures easy maintenance. The Jetlace hydroentanglement unit is equipped with patented injectors that generate high-quality water jets for highest performance of the system. The combination of these injectors with the well-known, patented Micro Perforated Sleeve (MPA) improves bonding and leads to significant reduction in energy consumption (up to 80% less energy compared to conventional mesh sleeves). The Perfodry 3000 through-air dryer provides efficient moisture removal of up to 1,000 kg/h at high throughput speeds and low energy consumption.
The configuration of this high-performance pilot line will give Andritz customers the opportunity to produce webs from 18-500 gsm with an operational speed of up to 400 m/min. All nonwovens producers are invited to conduct advanced trials on this new equipment and to discuss their spunlace projects in a confidential atmosphere with the Andritz process experts.