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Andritz Highlighting Technology Developments.

Company discussing nonwovens production machinery as well as hygiene converting equipment at IDEA.

Andritz offers various nonwoven processes to produce best and cost-effective wipes, like spunlace, wetlace and wetlace CP. Andritz also helps its customers in the nonwovens industry become more sustainably focused by reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded-pulp or standard carded wipes. Within the hydroentanglement field, the company’s latest development in this field is the Andritz neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the card-pulp (CP) process. This is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes.

At IDEA, Andritz will also highlight the technology development in the spunlaid sector with a patented nonwovens process called Spunjet Soft. This is the in-line hydroentanglement of continuous filaments, creating a new generation of premium spunlaid nonwovens with unrivalled bulkiness and softness compared to standard spunbond fabrics.

On the hygiene converting side of its business, Andritz will introduce its adult pants converting line, which offers top-class components and an innovative technology process. The growing market for adult incontinence products has resulted in a state-of-the-art process with highest quality standards, such as the development of ultrasonic side seam solutions with excellent results in terms of bond strength and system reliability. As a result, operations and size changes are faster and easier. The modern forming system for higher SAP (superabsorbent polymers) concentration and the turning and placing system guarantee maximum process stability and put the adult pants produced by Andritz customers at the top of the adult hygiene market.

Within durable markets like the automotive industry, the Andritz airlay technology can process all types of fibers and solid particles. It is offered as a complete line with needlelooms, thermobonding or other bonding methods for numerous applications in the automotive and also the furniture, bedding, insulation, and filtration industries. The company’s new ProWin technology for profile weight correction in the needlepunch segment, which is used to optimize processes, provide a faster return on investment, and save raw materials. This unit combines the well-known systems ProWid and ProDyn, enabling even better performance, and the same machine can run faster with less mechanical stress.