The broad Andritz product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/wetlace, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fibre processing, according to a press release by Andritz.
With the acquisition of Andritz Laroche SAS, Andritz has expanded its product portfolio to include airlay and recycling technology as well as bast fibre processing technologies. Complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibres for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end-uses are one focus of this product range. Recycled fibres can also be used in several nonwoven processes such as airlay for various applications, for example in the automotive industry, for insulation, mattresses, and furniture felts.
The recent boom in the market for durable nonwoven products led Andritz to develop its PA3000 elliptical cylinder pre-needler to meet the demand for higher capacities and lighter products. The equipment consists of an optimised cylinder pre-needler for the production of light batts up to 6.75m in width and provides greater speed (up to 18m/min depending on desired width). As a result, the web layers are stitched together with optimum cohesion to maintain the web surface evenness, minimising the risk of cloud formation, as is the case with other pre-needler designs.
Andritz SDV2+2 double velour needleloom can process composite velour fabrics and offer latex-free use for more recyclability and sustainability, strongly contributing to an environmentally friendly approach. Due to Andritz’s expertise in needlepunch processes and web profiling know-how (new ProWin), manufacturers can provide the most suitable fabrics for this industry’s requirements and maximise ROI (with significant fibre savings of up to 5 per cent).
Andritz airlay solutions have been designed to form mats from all types of fibres, from short, recycled fibres to long and coarse natural fibres, and from blends with non-fibrous components, and many more.
Andritz offers various nonwoven processes to produce best and cost-effective wipes, like spunlace, Wetlace, and Wetlace CP (card-pulp). The company 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. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded-pulp, or standard carded wipes.
The latest development in this field is the Andritz neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the 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 spunlace technical centre at Andritz Perfojet in Montbonnot, France, has been upgraded recently with an inline pulp formation system and is now the most advanced nonwovens test centre for wipes worldwide.
The Andritz teXcal Raconip TT sets new standards in textile processing for technical textiles, such as sportswear, workwear, canvas, and parachute fabric, both in terms of technological maturity and of design.
The Raconip TT roll, a deflection-controlled roll, offers maximum flexibility thanks to unrestricted profiling across the entire fabric width by means of hydrostatic pistons and guarantees features like absolute flatness and precise air permeability.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)