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Lotus Teknik buys wetlace CP line from Andritz

Feb '21
Pic: Andritz
Pic: Andritz
Lotus Teknik, Turkey, a leading nonwoven roll good producer, is buying a neXline wetlace CP (carded pulp) line for producing biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes, from the international technology Group Andritz. The line is scheduled for start-up by the end of 2021. Andritz developed the neXline wetlace CP line in view of demand for sustainable wipes.

The neXline wetlace CP line is equipped with state-of-the-art stock preparation equipment, including approach flow and fan pump, opening and blending, TT card, wetlaid forming unit for pulp application, a hydroentanglement system, filtration unit, dewatering, and through-air drying. All components are perfectly designed to produce a first-class biodegradable wipe.

The Wetlace CP process combines the benefits of two forming technologies - inline drylaid and wetlaid web forming process - with bonding by hydroentanglement. Natural fibres can be processed smoothly and generate a high-performance and cost-efficient wipe that is fully biodegradable and plastic-free.

Andritz developed the new neXline wetlace CP line in order to serve the new market trend of sustainable wipes. Lotus Teknik supported the development from a roll goods producer and converter perspective. The partnership follows the successful installation of an Andritz high-capacity spunlace line some years ago. The Wetlace CP new generation of production technology for biodegradable wipes has resulted from Andritz’s extensive knowledge and considerable history of providing technologies for wood-based industries, spunlace and wetlaid roll goods, and the strong collaboration with Lotus Teknik.

Ceyhun Zincirkiran, co-owner and managing director of Lotus Teknik, says: “This new line will help us to serve our customers with state-of-the-art biodegradable and sustainable products. These wipes will set new benchmarks in the market and secure our position as one of the industry leaders in wipes production.”

Lotus Teknik is a leading nonwoven roll good producer and a member of the Sapro group. Sapro is based in Istanbul, Turkey, and is one of the top three producers of wet wipes globally.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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