The international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, will be presenting its nonwovens production and textile-recycling solutions. The product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile-production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/wetlace, converting, textile finishing, airlay and natural fiber processing. For the textile recycling sector, Andritz offers complete lines and individual components for textile fiber preparation, mechanical and chemical recycling, and combined processes.
The company will present a complete PA.3000 elliptical cylinder pre-needler. The PA.3000 is a solution for processing fiber mats, featuring new capabilities to “freeze” the evenness of the fabric as it operates with no internal draft and with more than 70 % extra surface-impact needling capacity than the existing technology. It is suitable for markets in which the visual aspect of the products is important and that have high productivity requirements. Andritz will also present its ProWin technology for profile web weight correction, which is used to optimize fabric evenness and provide a faster return on investment in the needle-punch market segment. By combining the proven technologies ProWid and ProDyn, ProWin allows customers to achieve the lowest CV-ratio ever, reaching more demanding markets and saving up to 2% additional fibers compared to ProDyn.
Another main topic at the ITMA will be digitalization. Andritz offers a broad and constantly growing range of innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector under the brand name Metris. One focus area is the Metris all-in-one digitalization platform, which provides full support for industrial plants throughout their entire life cycle. It combines a complete set of functionalities for professional production management, simulation and optimization using the latest artificial intelligence methods, plus cyber security, and condition monitoring with smart sensors in an integrated approach.