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Andritz converting line for baby diapers begins operation in France

19 May '23
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  • Andritz has accomplished the delivery, installation, and commissioning of a converting line for the production of baby diapers at Naturopera's new facility in Bully Les Mines, France.
  • The converting line, called eXcelle, is provided by Andritz Diatec and incorporates advanced technology to manufacture both conventional and bio-based baby diapers.
International technology group Andritz has successfully delivered, installed, and commissioned a converting line for manufacturing baby diapers at Naturopera’s new plant in Bully Les Mines, France.

The eXcelle converting line from Andritz Diatec features special technology to produce both traditional and bio-based baby diapers, supporting Naturopera in its efforts to become a leading producer of a new generation of sustainable diapers.

While most diapers available on the market consist of 70 per cent fossil-based plastic, Naturopera is preparing to produce diapers made of 90 per cent bio-based raw materials. This groundbreaking diaper concept was developed in a close collaboration between Naturopera and Andritz. It replaces the traditional spunbond and meltblown nonwoven layers with spunlace nonwovens mostly made of natural fibres. A prototype of the 90 per cent bio-based diaper was recently produced at Bully Les Mines, the company said in a press release.

“Thanks to the support of Andritz Perfojet for the spunlace fabrics and Andritz Diatec for converting, we are moving in the direction of producing bio-based diapers. We will soon start offering green premium diapers using the jointly developed concept. This initiative will make an important contribution towards more sustainability in diaper production,” Claire Stévignon, babycare marketing manager at Naturopera, said.

The Andritz converting machine operating at Naturopera is highly flexible, taking just a few settings to switch to the production of bio-based diapers. It is designed for a multiple-size process, features an operator-friendly interface, and guarantees a production speed of 800 ppm.

Naturopera is a French company producing baby care, femcare.


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