The international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has received an order from the manufacturer of geotextiles Manifattura Fontana Spa, Valstagna/Italy, and part of the technical textile company Sioen Industries NV, Ardooie/Belgium, to supply a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles. Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018.
The scope of supply includes all of the machines from opening and blending to an automatic packaging system. For the first time in Italy, the line will feature air-through bonding capabilities in combination with calendering. It is targeted to become the most productive line in Europe.
Manifattura Fontana provides its customers with added-value geotextiles for many applications, such as the construction of roads, railways, reservoirs, dams, and tunnels, as well as for earthworks, foundations, erosion control, drainage, waste disposal, or containment.