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Andritz line for Maliwatt fabrics

Pratrivero is the first company to use ProDyn web profiling in stitchbonding.

17th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Valdilana, Italy


Andritz has received an order from Pratrivero to supply a new eXcelle batt forming line to its production plant in Valdilana, Italy.

The line will be dedicated to the production of Maliwatt products used in furnishing, automotive, naval, medical, geotextiles, advertising, clothing, and packaging applications. Installation and start-up are scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

The line will include an eXcelle card and crosslapper and a ProDyn web profiling correction system with a closed loop scanning gauge. The system combines actions from the card doffers with dynamic speed variation at the crosslapper. It will result in substantial fibre savings and reduction in CV%, providing improved weight evenness in the final product. The ProDyn closed loop will ensure the best possible self-regulation for the equipment and enable Pratrivero to enhance product quality.

Pratrivero will be the first company to use the ProDyn technology in the Maliwatt stitchbonding process and already operates several eXcelle batt forming units.

Stitchbonding is a nonwoven process made by mechanically interlocking fibre webs with continuous filaments, thus imitating textiles. Stitchbonded products are used in many applications due to their lower production costs compared to woven textiles. Andritz is a market-leading supplier of batt forming equipment for the stitchbonding processes producing Maliwatt, Malivlies and quilting.

Pratrivero, which combines centuries-old tradition with modern technology, was founded in 1663, and has several plants in Italy and the USA.

Earlier this month, Andritz also reported the start-up of a new batt forming line at Romatex Home Textiles based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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