Andritz Nonwoven Wetlace CP line (Source: Andritz)
At Andritz’ center of competence in Montbonnot/France, conduct trials and tests of all options are available for wipes production – from carded staple fibers to pulp and various combinations thereof – thanks to the new inline Wetlace CP line. Customers will benefit from the expertise of the specialists of Andritz with this fully engineered process, combining both spunlace and wetlaid technologies, so that they can move forward to more sustainable options while maintaining a high level of product quality, in particular by achieving high CD strength and good linting properties.
Over the past few decades, the international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has continued to innovate with various nonwoven processes, like spunlace, Wetlace and Wetlace CP, with the aim of optimizing the use of raw materials and focusing on sustainability by reducing the synthetic fiber content. Facing the growing demand for bio-wipes in parallel with enforcement of the EU’s single-use plastics directive last year, Andritz has decided to go one step ahead to help its customers make the right investments.
The Montbonnot pilot line has been rebuilt to integrate the new headbox inside the spunlace line. Pulp can be fed in directly and entangled with carded staple fibers to produce unique nonwoven fabrics designed for end uses as bio-wipes.