ANDRITZ Nonwoven presents latest technologies for nonwovens and textiles at Hightex/ITM 2015

ANDRITZ Nonwoven presents latest technologies for nonwovens and textiles at Hightex/ITM 2015

Graz, July 21, 2015.  International technology Group ANDRITZ will present comprehensive nonwovens and textile production technologies at Hightex/ITM 2015 in Istanbul (Hall 7, booth no. 703 A). ANDRITZ Nonwoven – comprising ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, ANDRITZ Küsters, and ANDRITZ Perfojet – has been active successfully on the Turkish market for many years and provides full lines and individual solutions for spunlace, wetlaid, needlepunch, bonding and finishing for spunbond applications, and textile calenders.

New milestones in ANDRITZ spunlace technology

In the spunlace sector, whether for direct or crosslapped lines, ANDRITZ focuses on highest performance with regard to productivity, fabric quality, process reliability, and energy consumption. For high capacities and the production of lightweight fabrics (with a minimum of 20 gsm at a remarkably low MD/CD ratio), the combination of TT card and Jetlace Essentiel hydroentanglement process has been well accepted in the market.

The in-house expertise of ANDRITZ in through-air dryer technologies and in developing high-performance systems brings new and efficient process solutions to the spunlace industry. ANDRITZ customers now have the opportunity to reduce energy consumption in their lines consistently thanks to the new ANDRITZ drying solution neXecodry.

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▲ ANDRITZ neXline spunlace: high productivity, fabric quality, and process reliability – low energy consumption

Continuous innovation in needlepunch technology

In the needlepunch sector, innovative ANDRITZ nonwovens products generate high added value. For both light and heavy fabrics, ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch optimizes the production rate of every individual machine along the line, providing higher tensile strength, better MD/CD ratios, or greater evenness. 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.

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▲ ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch: innovation for both light and heavy fabrics production

Versatile ANDRITZ wetlaid technology

ANDRITZ is also a system supplier of complete wetlaid nonwoven lines for innovative and versatile end-uses in hygiene, medical, and technical product ranges. In particular, the ANDRITZ WetlaceTM process sets benchmarks in the production of flushable, dispersible, and 100% biodegradable wipes.

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▲ ANDRITZ neXline wetlace: benchmark in the production of flushable, dispersible, and 100% biodegradable wipes

Finishing for nonwovens and textiles

In finishing of nonwovens, ANDRITZ provides high-performance neXcal calenders for thermobonding, embossing, laminating, and calibrating. For wet finishing with functional chemicals, ANDRITZ supplies padders and kiss roll systems with suitable dosing stations. The textile calender product line is complemented by the high-performance teXcal trike, specially designed for technical textiles.

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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. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

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