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Andritz installs new line in South Africa

Dedicated batt forming equipment combines an aXcess card and an eXcelle crosslapper.

6th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cape Town, South Africa


Andritz has successfully started up a new batt forming line at Romatex Home Textiles based in Cape Town, South Africa.

The line is dedicated to the production of Maliwatt products used in a wide range of applications, including home textiles, construction, geotextiles, medical, footwear, and as a replacement for plastic in the retail sector.

Andritz has supplied Romatex with dedicated batt forming equipment, combining an aXcess card and an eXcelle crosslapper to provide Romatex’s technical characteristics in terms of product quality and line performance.

“We bought a first line from Andritz in 2017 and have been very satisfied with the close collaboration between our companies, the flexibility and reliability of the machines, as well as the excellent service in the years that followed,” saif Helmut Höck, general manager operations at Romatex. “It was, of course, an important consideration in the choice of supplier for our new investment. Again, Andritz provided very good project management, and the new line is running to our full satisfaction,”

Andritz is one of the global market leaders for the supply of nonwoven production technologies, including batt forming equipment for the stitchbonding processes used to make Maliwatt, Malivlies and quilting.

Romatex Home Textiles is one of the largest household textile manufacturers in South Africa and can look back on a successful history. Its plant is located in Cape Town and one of the company’s key strengths is its product diversification. Today, it offers a complete range of bed linen, duvets, pillows, and stitchbonded products.

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