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Andritz to showcase nonwoven solutions at IDEA 2022 in Miami

18 Feb '22
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International technology group, Andritz, will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at IDEA 2022 in Miami, USA, from March 29-31, 2022, in booth 4104. IDEA is the leading, premier event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics. Andritz offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services.

Andritz offers various nonwoven processes to produce best and cost-effective wipes, like spunlace, Wetlace and Wetlace CP. Andritz also accompanies nonwoven producers in the move to sustainability with the aim of reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. The 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, the company said in a press release.

Andritz will highlight the technology development in the spunlaid sector with the 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. Samples of absorbent hygiene products integrating spunjet soft materials will be available at the Andritz booth. Moreover, Andritz will introduce its adult pants converting line, which offers top-class components and an innovative technology process. 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.

Another strong focus lies on technologies for durable nonwovens, especially for the automotive industry. The use of nonwovens in the automotive area has increased substantially in recent years. Indeed, a very large number of automotive parts are made with nonwovens fabrics, from trunk liners, carpets and insulation to air and fuel filters. In addition, the automotive industry is moving its focus to green technologies, which has a direct impact on the characteristics of nonwoven parts in vehicles. Thanks to the Andritz airlay and needlepunch processes, producers are able to provide the most suitable fabrics for this industry’s requirements.

In addition, Andritz is presenting the brand new ProWin technology for profile weight correction in the needlepunch segment, which is used to optimise 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.

Andritz offers a full-service portfolio and thus can ensure improved uptime, productivity, and product quality – for years to come. This includes on-site support, specific training, line audits and troubleshooting, upgrades and modernisations, spare parts, and roll repair centres. In the USA, Andritz is well supported in sales and service by its local branches – Andritz Küsters in Spartanburg, SC, and Andritz SHW in Torrington, CT.

Moreover, customers can bring their production to a new level with Andritz digital technologies combined under the Metris technology brand. One focus is the Metris UX digitalization platform, which provides full support for industrial plants throughout their entire life cycle. It combines a complete set of functionalities for professional production management, simulation and optimization using the latest artificial intelligence methods, plus cyber security, and condition monitoring with smart sensors in an integrated approach.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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