The Italian company Texnology has opened the doors to its customer center in Italy for trials on the new, innovative needle loom Ellittica.
Texnology manufactures needle looms, web drafters, profiling systems, turnkey lines and high-speed cross lapper systems.
With the new generation of Texnology Ellittica needle looms, Texnology has completed the range of machines for the production of technical nonwoven fabrics.
Ellittica is currently operational at the new Texnology customer center in Fontaniva, Italy, near Venice. The customer center is available for trials with the customer's material and a personal demonstration of this technology.
The Ellittica needle loom is an internationally patented system, capable of operating as a vertical or elliptical needle loom, steplessly adjustable. The company says this makes it a one-of-a-kind needle loom and a true innovation in elliptical needling.
According to the company, elliptical needling has advantages. On conventional needling, at every punch, the material is stopped. In order to pull the web through the needle loom, you need to draft it. With the new Ellittica needle loom, it is possible to needle without draft. The speed of the web material in the needling zone is increased by the needles pushing and pulling the web forward. The company says this is a revolution for needling of light materials, airlaid products, or any kind of products with low tensile features.
Due to the elliptical movement, products weighing as low as 25 grams (0.9 oz.) per square meter can be successfully needled, as well as high loft products of higher weights at various process speeds. The user is therefore able to manufacture finished products for any budget and performance required.
In the U.S., Texnology is represented by Zimmer America Corporation in Spartanburg, SC.