Turkiye’s Lotus Teknik Tekstil starts up Andritz line for wet wipes

April 10, 2023 - Turkey

Turkiye’s Lotus Teknik Tekstil A.S. has started up a complete line to produce nonwoven roll goods for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes. The line has been delivered, installed, and commissioned by international technology group Andritz.

The state-of-the-art neXline wetlace CP line combines the benefits of two technologies—wetlaid and spunlace. Natural fibres are processed gently to create a high-performance and sustainable wipe. This next-generation wipe, called Newipe, combines the benefits of spunlace fabric, in particular high strength in all directions, with the biodegradability and softness of a Wetlace fabric. It is produced with a lower carbon footprint, has a low lint rate, and does not generate dust during production.

Ceyhun Zincirkiran, co-owner and managing director of Lotus Teknik Tekstil A.S., said: “We aim to be a part of the sustainable transformation. That’s why we have developed the Newipe next-generation viscose fabric. With the neXline wetlace CP line from Andritz we are setting new benchmarks on the market and securing our position as one of the industry leaders in wipes production.”