Suppliers in the industry launch new solutions.
GDM recently unveiled Option Zero, a cutting-edge program designed to maximize raw materials savings, to reduce time for size changes and to make production more effective to meet customers’ needs. The four pillars of Option Zero are Zero Waste, Zero Defects, Zero Glue and Zero Time.
A.Celli Nonwovens’ latest rewinding technology Tandem is an additional rewinder, external to the line, which allows operators to manage particular needs as far as volume, diameter and cutting formats while at the same time guaranteeing extra capacity during peaks in production. The machine's customizable, plug-and-play design is perfectly adaptable and compatible with any standard rewinding system or complete line for both tissue and nonwovens, according to the company.
Optima’s new Optima LS Stacker processes up to 1600 units per minute and forwards them in stacks of up to 100 units/min to the downstream packaging machines. The company is touting this technology, considering the weight of the bundled bed liners, incontinence products or other nonwoven stacks to be transported through the machine – a maximum of 5kg per bundled stack. Increased flexibility is a further advantage of the new system.
Aurizon Ultrasonics has introduced its patented process of attaching elastic strands to nonwovens, eliminating the costs and issues associated with adhesives. The process supports line speeds up to 2,000 feet or 600 meters per minute. Even when line disruptions occur, the ultrasonic system continuously attaches the elastic strands.
Kansan recently enhanced its automatic flow pack machine, Acurapack 120, to offer its clients less wastage and more comfort. The equalizer conveyor has been redesigned to minimize packaging and nonwoven material waste while the communication with the converting machine has been improved.
Rando’s new Waste Shredder/Refiberizer is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to help break down material into small, uniform tufts to be reintroduced to production and contribute to a finished product.