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10th February 2017, Friedberg

Autefa to present nonwoven solutions at INDEX17

Autefa Solutions will be exhibiting its latest products at the INDEX17 exhibition, which will take place from 4-7 April in Geneva, Switzerland. In accordance with the slogan for this year’s INDEX, Connecting you with nonwoven solutions, the company will be focusing on new energy saving and advanced technologies especially in the field of disposables.

The Autefa Solutions V‐Jet is a new hydroentanglement system which is said to save up to 30% of the hydraulic energy required for the spunlace process. The patented jet‐strip design enables a pressure reduction while keeping the product quality constant in comparison to a standard jet‐strip, the company reports. The spunlace process is optimised with the Square Drum Dryer SQ‐V, which is said to have significantly better energy efficiency and drying performance than a common Drum Dryer – at the same footprint.

Autefa Solutions Needle Loom Fehrer StylusONE. © Autefa Solutions

The Crosslapper Topliner CL 4004 SL is characterised by a high infeed speed of up to 130 m/min and a precise weight distribution. These advantages are very important especially for lightweight applications in spunlace lines, the manufacturer explains. The lapping of the web layers is continuously monitored, minimising the number of rejects and saving material.

Thermobonding lines

There is also a growing interest in high speed through air thermobonding lines for hygiene products, such as acquisition and distribution layers (ADL). These materials are used in baby diapers, sanitary napkins and adult incontinence products. The key strengths of the Autefa Solutions belt dryers are said to be uniform airflow and the precisely adjustable temperature distribution, the ability to maintain loft or to create high densities.

“The customer today is more demanding and requires best possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The High productivity, the flexibility for various nonwovens products with low maintenance costs will increase the demand for top quality machines from Autefa Solutions,” commented André Imhof, CEO Autefa Solutions Austria.

Needle nonwovens process

For the needle nonwovens process, Autefa Solutions presents the Needle Loom Fehrer Stylus ONE, a machine for all needling applications.

Autefa Solutions Square Drum Dryer SQV. © Autefa Solutions

With StylusONE, the company says it aims to cover the needs of the market for a reliable and economic machine. With a performance of max 1200 strokes/min the Needle Loom StylusONE distinguishes itself through productivity, guaranteed longevity and maintenance free gear boxes, the company reports.

Autefa Solutions

Autefa Solutions delivers turn‐key lines as well as individual machines for nonwovens manufacturing. Application fields are the production of artificial leather, filter products as well as paper‐machine felts, automotive felts, geotextiles, floor coverings, felts for insulation and nonwovens for the hygiene industry.

The product range includes fibre preparation machines, nonwovens cards, aerodynamic web forming machines (Airlay), crosslappers and needle looms. The product range additionally includes equipment for thermobonding, drying as well as cutting‐, winding‐ and festooning‐ technology.


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