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Andritz launches Evolution & Texcal Trike Calender Design

August 28, 2012

International technology Group Andritz offers a full range of complete nonwovens lines for the production of technical textiles. Andritz systems integrate features of various technologies and provide, within a global network, reliable solutions in all nonwovens segments for the Chinese industry.

Andritz Perfojet’s new Jetlace Evolution machine is designed for technical fibers and durable products, such as automotive or filtration substrates. The Jetlace unit will offer efficiency over a wide range either for high capacity or for bonding power dedicated to industrial applications. This machine is designed to be integrated ideally after the carding and crosslapper from Andritz Asselin-Thibeau.

Additionally, Andritz Küsters has developed a new calender design especially for the production of delicate, technical textiles with very high density. The teXcal Trike is a three-roll calender with S-Roll, Xpro Roll and heated steel roll in a triangular roll arrangement. This configuration allows extremely flexible production by using one or two nips. Both nips are individually adjustable without influencing the other nip’s deflection characteristics. In comparison to standard three-roll calenders with vertical roll arrangement, the teXcal Trike reduces seam loss to a minimum. With regard to the continuously increasing process requirements in the production of technical textiles, the proven deflection control of the S-Roll is combined with additional zone control in the Xpro Roll. Fields of application include sailcloth, woven monofilament/multifilament fabrics, filters and parachute silk. In order to optimize material properties, the teXcal Trike achieves absolute flatness, air permeability and defined thickness profiles.

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