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Andritz to show new textile solutions at Index 2020 expo
International technology group, Andritz, will show its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Index 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 31- April 3, 2020 in booth 2114. Index is the meeting place for the nonwovens market. The event is a unique opportunity to explore latest innovations and connect with like-minded professionals.
The broad Andritz product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid, converting and textile finishing.
At Index 2020, Andritz Diatec will present its new adult pants 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. The machine speed no longer limits quality bonds. As a result, operations and size changes are faster and easier. The modern forming system for higher SAP concentration and the turning and placing system guarantee maximum process stability and put customers’ adult pants at the top of the adult hygiene market.
One great highlight of Andritz at Index will be the introduction of innovative technologies for the production of “green”/biodegradable products. Such processes for the production of biodegradable wipes are achieving high performance entirely with natural and/or renewable raw materials. The added benefit of using a blend of fibres, like wood pulp, short-cut cellulosic staple fibres, viscose, cotton, hemp, bamboo or linen, without chemical additives or binders results in a 100 per cent biodegradable fabric, thus meeting customers’ needs exactly as well as supporting the strong tendency to move away from plastics and synthetics, according to Andritz.
In response to the demand to save raw materials, Andritz will be presenting its neXline spunlace for lightweight fabrics. Decreasing weight per square meter while maintaining high MD and CD tensile strength is the main challenge. Indeed, fibres account for a substantial part of the production costs. Very high productivity is needed for the lighter fabrics required with perfect uniformity. Andritz provides the well-known TT card web forming and the high-performance Jetlace hydroentanglement units that can more than fulfil these challenges. The spunlace roll goods may achieve weights of 25 grams and even less for ultralight spunlace fabrics, and web uniformity is excellent.
Another highlight at Index will be the latest technology developments in the spunlaid sector. Besides the well-known calender technologies, Andritz also delivers Spunjet technologies, finishing solutions, and state-of-the-art dryers. Customers can produce the exact fabric characteristics they need with superior Andritz technologies. The patented nonwovens process called Spunjet is the in-line hydroentanglement of continuous filaments, creating a new generation of spunlaid nonwovens with unrivalled bulkiness and softness compared to standard spunbond fabrics. Spunjet offers customers the best properties ever achieved in existing and new nonwovens applications.
In addition to further technological development of its machinery and equipment, Andritz relies strongly on smart IIoT products and solutions developed in-house by Andritz and marketed under its technology brand Metris. Metris products are specifically tailored to the needs of Andritz’s customers and help them to achieve their goals in terms of productivity and sustainability. Metris products offer effective and intelligent methods to successfully digitalise industrial production processes, data are continuously analysed, and the machines, plants and their production operations are networked and optimised. At Index, Andritz will highlight the benefits of the first industrial Metris installation.