An order for a complete neXline spunlace line for nonwovens production has been received by Andritz from South American wipes converting company Quimicolor. The start-up is scheduled for the 4th
quarter of 2023.
This will be the first spunlace line in South America outside of Brazil, and it will include the 130th
TT card sold by Andritz. The line will process viscose and polyester fibers to produce over 10,000 tons of nonwovens roll-goods per year for conversion to wipes.
With this investment, Quimicolor SAS, Medellín/Colombia, is adding its own roll-goods production line to its existing converting plant for the production of wipes. The company has been producing skincare and household products for the Latin American market for more than 18 years now. It will thus be able to control the quality of the products over the whole supply chain and make production more efficient as well as flexible. On-site production of roll-goods will have the added benefit of avoiding the intercontinental shipments needed before and thus substantially reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
Thanks to support from Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, in accessing financing solutions, Quimicolor has obtained attractive financing for this investment through a buyer’s credit under the French export promotion scheme.