The Galten, Denmark-based Dan-Web Machinery A/S and international technology company ANDRITZ have a deal in place for ANDRITZ to acquire 100% of Dan-Web Machinery A/S’s shares. A leading provider of numerous technologies for the creation of airlaid nonwovens is Dan-Web. With this acquisition, ANDRITZ’s nonwovens product and service portfolio has been strengthened and expanded.

To create airlaid nonwovens for baby diapers, feminine care, incontinence products, wipes, and other uses, Dan-Web engineers, designs, and manufactures specialised equipment and turnkey facilities. The company has been a successful supplier of equipment and services to the airlaid sector for about 50 years with 50 staff members at the site in Galten.

With this acquisition, ANDRITZ Nonwoven expands its extensive product line’s expertise in airlaid technology. It includes technologies for converting nonwovens, air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, and wetlaid/WetlaceTM, as well as technologies for finishing, recycling, and processing natural fibres for textiles. Dan-Web and ANDRITZ have been working together for many years to supply airlaid systems when offering full manufacturing lines.

Additionally, Dan-Web’s product line enables ANDRITZ to take part in the drylaid cellulose process for creating single-use items and eco-friendly packaging. For these pulp-based applications, Dan-Web is a top supplier of hammer mills and forming head technologies, which complements ANDRITZ’s expertise in pulp technologies.

Dan-Web President Kurt Soerensen declares: “I am thrilled about working with ANDRITZ. Our product line will be incorporated into world-class process applications as a member of the ANDRITZ GROUP. Our usual method is to put a focus on further developing the range of environmentally friendly production technologies for the nonwovens industry.”
Andreas Lukas, Head of ANDRITZ Nonwoven adds: “After more than two decades of successful collaboration, we now have decided to move closer together, which allows both of us to further develop certain processes much faster. I would like to personally thank Kurt Soerensen for his trust in ANDRITZ and look very much forward to having the Dan-Web team on board.”