Andritz Küsters, a leading supplier of calender technology for the textiles, nonwovens, and paper industries, has developed an innovative calender concept for the growing technical textiles market incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper and nonwovens.
The new patent pending teXcal trike technology will be available for customer trials in a pilot plant at Andritz Küsters’ technical centre in Krefeld, Germany, as from the end of this year.
Due to an innovative 3-roll arrangement with two separately controlled system rolls, the teXcal trike calender is said to provide outstanding productivity and flexibility in the manufacture of sophisticated technical textiles such as sailcloth, parachute silk, breathable outdoor clothing, sunscreens, filter materials and protective clothing.
“Our customers have shown great interest in our new calender concept. We already have many inquiries to run test series, and several well-known textile finishers from many different areas of application have already invested in a teXcal trike calender,” says Tobias Schäfer, Sales Director at Andritz Küsters.
Andritz Küsters, a member of Andritz international technology group, claims to be the only manufacturer worldwide to combine three different deflection-controlled roll systems in its portfolio: the swimming S-roll, the piston-supported HyCon Roll, and the Xpro roll, which was recently presented for the first time at ITMA.
The Andritz group is a leading supplier of plant, equipment and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets.
In addition, it offers technologies for other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants.
The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of more than 17,400 employees worldwide. It operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
Author: Billy Hunter