Another strong pillar of its sales program over decades has been fiber preparation and high speed web-forming equipment for other nonwoven technologies. During these years, there has been a shift to higher throughput rates, and in some cases in Asia, a requirement for improved MD/CD strength ratios of hydroentangled products. In addition, Dilo's further development of the high-speed layering principle “Hyperlayer” made considerable progress for better CD strength through a combination of inline cards and crossline card with crosslapper. Particularly, carding machines in a working width above 3.5 m up to 5.1 m have been supplied by DiloSpinnbau as complete high speed carding systems, comprising two or even three cards in a line to directly feed the hydroentangling units of various suppliers. Together with DiloTemafa not only have high throughput rates been achieved in the fiber preparation section of the line but also dedusting filtering and air-conditioning systems have been successfully engineered and integrated.
Until recently, Dilo did not supply complete lines including water-jet units, ovens and end-of- line equipment to the important hydroentanglement market segment. This has changed during the summer and Dilo is glad to confirm our partnership with Sicam, Italy. Together with Sicam, the companies have combined know-how for hydroentangling technology and therefore can provide complete lines as general contractor including equipment for cutting, winding and packaging.
The companies have been recently successful with the sale of a complete line for hydroentangled products in Portugal. The market for medical and hygiene lightweight products is booming and will require more hydroentangling capacity. On the basis of our considerable fiber preparation and web-forming know-how Dilo is looking forward to a successful cooperation with Sicam covering the market with their related activities.