ANDRITZ Nonwoven presents its innovative process solutions at Techtextil 2015
Graz, February 27, 2015. International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its latest nonwovens technologies at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany (May 4-7, hall 3, booth B15). With its companies ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, ANDRITZ Küsters, and ANDRITZ Perfojet, ANDRITZ Nonwoven provides worldwide leading turnkey and individual production solutions for spunlace, wetlaid, needlepunch, technical textiles, bonding and finishing for spunbond applications.
Tailor-made calendering concept for utmost flexibility
As a leading supplier for the textile industry, ANDRITZ’s R&D focuses on customer requirements and needs. The latest development is an innovative system solution for textile producers that combines two ANDRITZ all-round calender technologies, teXcal s-roll and teXcal trike. Thus, customers benefit from utmost flexibility and quality in textile finishing for a wide range of applications, such as technical textiles, sport or outdoor wear, linings, filters, air-bag material, or African damask.
Proven hydroentanglement system for many technical applications
Whether for automotive, geotextile, filtration, or coating substrates, ANDRITZ provides proven hydroentanglement solutions for various technical applications. The ANDRITZ hydroentanglement system Jetlace can be integrated easily into the ANDRITZ neXline spunlace line. For technical applications, this line will be configured with a crosslapper and drafter, which results in a balanced MD/CD ratio and grammage of up to 400 gsm. Thanks to the ProDyn control system, nonwovens producers can save raw materials and obtain high web uniformity, while the ANDRITZ injector water distribution and water filtration systems ensure high product quality.
With the Spunjet process, ANDRITZ offers two unique solutions: Spunjet Bond and Spunjet Splittable. Nonwovens producers can select the Spunjet Bond solution, which is in-line hydroentanglement of spunlaid filament for versatile applications such as roofing, packaging, protective covering, hot gas filtration, and molding. To open up new business opportunities in durable fabrics, for example acoustic and thermal insulation, customers can choose the Spunjet Splittable, which is for splitting and hydroentanglement of spunlaid bi-component filaments.
Innovative needlepunch solutions for an ever more demanding market
Innovative ANDRITZ nonwovens products generate high added value for ever more demanding markets. For both light and heavy fabrics, ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch optimizes the production rate of every individual machine all along the line. Such lines are designed to provide more added value, such as higher tensile strength, better MD/CD ratios, or evenness. For heavy needlepunched fabrics from 400 to 1,800 gsm, ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch offers a production capacity in excess of 2,200 kg/hour, with balanced tensile strength capabilities. An example of an application process could be geotextile manufacturing, where heavy fabrics are usually stronger in cross direction. Delivering equal strength performance in both directions, with excellent fabric resilience, will generate fiber savings by further reducing the fabric’s average weight. This can shorten payback times and increase return on investment for ANDRITZ’s customers.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long-term.
Photo below: ANDRITZ tailor-made textile calendering concept
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