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Andritz brings new nonwoven systems to Techtextil India



Published August 13, 2013
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International technology group Andritz will present complete production lines and innovative systems for nonwovens, such as needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, and spunlaid finishing at Techtextil India 2013. Andritz Nonwoven integrates cutting-edge technologies from Andritz Asselin-Thibeau, Andritz Küsters, and Andritz Perfojet.

Meeting various producers’ needs, Andritz offers spunlace turnkey lines with excellent energy efficiency ratio and a wide range of solutions. For high production performance, Andritz neXline spunlace combines carding system, hydroentanglement, dewatering, through-air dryer, as well as hydro and thermo embossing.

For traditional textile producers who plan to manufacture nonwovens at medium-capacity level in the future, Andritz offers neXline spunlace aXcess. It includes a carding system and the Jetlace Avantage hydroentanglement unit, a concept designed to produce lightweight fabrics at low operating costs. For durable products, such as automotive or filtration applications, the Jetlace Evolution hydroentanglement unit is equipped with card and crosslapper and is designed for the production of nonwovens with various mechanical properties.

For the manufacture of technical textiles, Andritz has developed a calender concept incorporating technologies from the production of paper and nonwovens. The teXcal trike, a 3-roll calender with two separately controlled system rolls and a closed loop system for inline product quality measurements, provides high production capacity and flexibility in technical textiles.

At Techtextil India, Andritz Nonwoven will also present wetlaid technologies for the development of new products from natural and man-made fibers, such as carbon, micro glass, or aramid.

Andritz also offers process solutions for needling and through-air bonding. The company says these processes are currently in great demand also in the Indian market in order to keep up with growth in the automotive, filtration, geotextile and hygiene industries.

The Andritz eXcelle and aXcess series provide cards, crosslappers, and needlelooms for medium and high production capacities. Both systems, based on European technologies, are assembled at Andritz facilities in China and are available for trials and demonstrations in the Andritz technical centers in Wuxi, China, and Elbeuf, France.