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Andritz to showcase nonwovens solutions at CINTE 2020

Published: July 27, 2020
Author: mhamza

International technology group Andritz will showcase its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at CINTE 2020 in Shanghai during September 2-4. Andritz product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid, converting and textile finishing.

At CINTE, Andritz will promote the Andritz location in Wuxi and focus on the aXcess range. Andritz (China)’s Wuxi Branch has an experienced platform for production and service specially geared to the Asian nonwovens industry. It designs and manufactures cutting-edge lines for the Andritz aXcess product range, which includes complete lines and individual machines for air-through bonding, needlepunch and spunlace processes. The service organisation has been set up and optimised to provide prompt delivery and excellent customer support. A team of technicians and process experts can be deployed quickly on demand to customer sites requiring full-range assistance. The Andritz facilities include a roll service centre with state-of-the-art grinding equipment and a test stand for various kinds of rolls.

The aXcess range has been specially developed for medium capacities. It is a hybrid line concept comprising European and Chinese equipment as the ideal combination to obtain the best added value for each process in the line and offering high flexibility for different business cases. Over the past five years, Andritz has completed numerous hybrid lines operating with needlepunch, air-through bonding and spunlace processes.

In addition, the Andritz aXcess range also offers technologies for spunbond and wetlaid processes manufactured in Europe. Rising production demands, compact and reliable design, and affordable investment costs are what customers are always seeking for in a competitive market environment. The concept of the neXline wetlaid aXcess, for example, targets smaller and medium production volumes and has been devised for new and existing lines. The compact line provides the ideal entrance to the growing wetlaid market, with a variety of final applications and options. Shipment is easy and fast due to the compact design, which fits perfectly into containers. An operator-friendly configuration and versatile design ensure efficient production at affordable investment costs.

Chinese nonwovens manufacturers are increasingly requiring higher capacities and top-class quality for spunlace nonwoven products serving local and export markets. Andritz Nonwoven has the right solution and offers neXline spunlace eXcelle with TT card web forming and JetlaceEssentiel hydroentanglement units for very high capacities. Cutting-edge Chinese nonwovens producers are clearly targeting this configuration. In addition, Andritz Nonwoven offers a neXline spunlace eXcelle in crosslapped configuration, which is especially suitable for technical products and multipurpose wipes. Both configurations have been developed and optimised to create sustainable products with high absorbency and in compliance with single-use plastic product reduction policies.

The long tradition of excellent calender technology for the textile industry is continued with the teXcal Raconip TT calender. The teXcal Raconip TT is aimed primarily at customers who are at home in the large market for technical textiles with highest quality standards. These end products are, for example, sports and work wear, sailcloth, parachute fabrics, or packaging materials.

This new calender offers the operator a number of features that are useful during operation such as user friendliness, excellent data management for the calender process and product quality in real time, and extended maintenance intervals. In addition, the calender contains an innovative, deflection-controlled roll, the Raconip TT. It offers highest flexibility by providing unrestricted profiling over the entire fabric width by means of hydrostatic pistons. This ensures top quality, such as absolute flatness and spot-on air permeability.

Over the past few years, Andritz has consistently improved and further developed the crosslapping technology. The new aXcess Profile crosslappers PRO 25-80 and PRO 30-80 (with respective entry widths of 2.5 m and 3.0 m) offer excellent web edge control thanks to their short path design.

The newly featured and patented ProWid system will bring the aXcess Profile crosslappers to an even higher standard thanks to better web weight profile regulating with fine tuning. This Andritz innovation reduces the excess weight to a minimum on either side of the fabric, providing better quality.

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