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Andritz to showcase sustainable solutions at Index23 in Geneva

03 Mar '23
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Andritz neXline wetlace CP for pulp-based wipes. Pic: Andritz
Andritz neXline wetlace CP for pulp-based wipes. Pic: Andritz

International technology group Andritz will be presenting its nonwovens production and textile solutions at Index23 in Geneva, Switzerland, at booth 2114 from April 18–21, 2023. At the event, the company will highlight its sustainable products and solutions to produce nonwovens and will present them at the EDANA Sustainability panel on April 19, 2023.

The broad Andritz product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, airlay, textile recycling, and natural fibre processing, the company said in a press release.

Andritz’s latest neXline wetlace CP line is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes. To reduce the energy consumption of these lines, Andritz has developed the neXecodry drying technology. It is a combination of dewatering and drying processes that significantly reduces energy consumption and achieves better fabric quality with higher bulk and no pattern degradation.

Customers can conduct trials and test all options together with the Andritz experts at the technical centre in Montbonnot, France. It is the first nonwovens test centre for wipes worldwide with integrated pulp formation and neXecodry system. Andritz will organise a shuttle bus from Palexpo exhibition centre to its spunlace and Wetlace CP pilot lines in France to conduct trials.

One highlight at Index will be the latest technology development in the spunlaid sector—the patented nonwovens process called Spunjet. It is the in-line hydroentanglement of continuous filaments, creating a new generation of spunlaid nonwovens with better bulkiness and softness compared to standard spunbond fabrics.

Moreover, Andritz will put the spotlight on its eXcelle adult pant converting line. The growing market for adult incontinence products has resulted in a state-of-the-art process with high quality standards, such as the development of ultrasonic side seam solutions with enhanced 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 (superabsorbent polymers) concentration and the turning and placing system guarantee maximum process stability and put customers’ adult pants at the top of the adult hygiene market.

Andritz focuses also on its full-service portfolio, which can ensure improved uptime, productivity, and product quality. This includes on-site support, specific training, line audits and troubleshooting, upgrades and modernisation, original spare parts, remote service, and digital solutions, and roll repair centres in Europe, North America, and China, added the release.

Another highlight for Index will be digitalisation. Andritz offers a broad and constantly growing range of innovative products and services in the industrial digitalisation sector under the brand name Metris. One focus area is the Metris all-in-one digitalisation 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 optimisation using the latest artificial intelligence methods, plus cyber security, and condition monitoring with smart sensors in an integrated approach. Andritz will offer a live demonstration at its booth at Index.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)

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