ANDRITZ announces successful start-up of the needlepunch line supplied to AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India

ANDRITZ announces successful start-up of the needlepunch line supplied to AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India

ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch: high-quality production of nonwoven technical felts

Graz, March 20, 2017. ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has successfully started up a complete needlepunch line – from webforming to needlepunching – supplied to AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India.

The ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch offers high production capacities – from opening/blending to finishing – and is able to handle up to 700 kg/h needlepunch fabrics, depending on the raw materials. The scope of supply also included an eXcelle Dynamic double card, a Dynamic crosslapper, a drafter, and several needlelooms. The complete process is controlled by the ProDyn closed-loop system, which corrects variations in the web profile in order to meet extremely demanding requirements.

AUTOTECH Nonwovens is a leading manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics for the automotive and filtration industries in India. Located in Surat, Gujarat, AUTOTECH is in close proximity of the automotive hubs of Gujarat, Maharashtra as well as the major ports of Western-India. AUTOTECH has carved a niche for itself as a manufacturer of choice for needlepunched nonwovens in India with complete capabilities from needlepunching to processing, including singeing, calendering, dip-pad and knife-based coating, printing, extrusion-lamination and slitting facilities.

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ANDRITZ eXcelle Dynamic double card









AUTOTECH Nonwovens facility (India)









ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

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