Andritz has received an order from Chuzhou Jinchun Non-woven Fabric, Anhui Province, China, for a new high-speed spunlace line. The new line, which will be located at the company's site in Chuzhou, will produce lightweight fabrics for the hygiene industry from 30- 80 gsm with a capacity of up to 17,000 tons per year. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.
The investment includes a Jetlace 3000 hydroentanglement unit, dewatering system, and a Perfodry Avantage dryer—all in-house technologies at Andritz Nonwoven.
Chuzhou Jinchun Non-woven Fabric is one of the leading Chinese nonwovens producers. The company produces spunlace rolls for hygiene or wipes fabrics, synthetic leather or filtration applications. After start-up of this new line, Chuzhou Jinchun Non-woven Fabric will have a total spunlace capacity of 32,000 tons per year.