ANDRITZ opens new manufacturing, service, and R&D site for nonwovens in Wuxi, China
Graz/Wuxi, October 22, 2013. By moving into a new 8,500 sqm site in Wuxi New District, China, ANDRITZ Nonwoven is further strengthening its manufacturing program for nonwovens equipment in China as well as its range of services available throughout Asia. Today, the new facility has opened the doors to a technical center that hosts an industrial scale needlepunch pilot line and a new grinding shop.
The neXline needlepunch pilot line of 2.5m width consists of an aXcess card, a crosslapper, and a pre-needler in order to demonstrate the capability of these machines at full speed. The roll service center includes grinding equipment and a test stand to provide a prompt service of OEM quality to customers in China and other Asian countries for various kinds of rolls up to 1 m in diameter and 10 m in length.
Based on European technology, ANDRITZ Nonwoven offers full line solutions from its base in Wuxi, for example the neXline spunlace aXcess system. This complete production line includes an ANDRITZ carding system and a Jetlace Avantage hydroentanglement unit – a concept designed to produce lightweight fabrics at low operating costs. ANDRITZ turnkey solutions also include equipment for needlepunch and thermobonding processes like ADL (Acquisition Distribution Layer), filtration, automotive, geotextile, and coating substrate market applications.
ANDRITZ supplies technologies for the nonwovens and textiles industries from forming to finishing. The portfolio includes complete production lines as well as individual machines, rebuilds and modernizations, and automation solutions.
Photo 1: the new ANDRITZ Nonwoven facility in Wuxi, China
Photo 2: neXline needlepunch pilot line at ANDRITZ Nonwoven’s new technical center
Photo 3: ANDRITZ Nonwoven’s roll service center
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. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
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