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Economic processing with pulp and cellulose

The raw materials are currently unrivalled in terms of sustainability for manufacturing nonwovens.

6th March 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Neumünster, Germany

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Neumünster-headquartered Oerlikon will present its full product portfolio for nonwovens production at INDEX 2023 from April 18-21 in Geneva, Switzerland, including Phantom co-form technology.

This enables the production of wet wipes made from, for example, pulp and polymer fibres, combining the beneficial properties of both. The material mix can comprise up to 90% cellulose fibres for plastic-free products.

Compared to conventional processes such as spunlace, the patented Phantom technology offers ecological, performance and cost advantages both in the application and in manufacturing, eliminating the drying stage to save on energy. Product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption and liquid absorption can be optimised via the recipe and process settings.

Pulp or cellulose fibres as raw materials for manufacturing nonwovens are currently unrivalled in terms of sustainability and Oerlikon’s airlaid process meets the high demand for making high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically-attractive production speeds and system throughput. Here, the patented formation process has proven itself in numerous production systems for homogeneous fibre laying and evenness, even at low running metre weights. Whether as a system exclusively for airlaid nonwovens or combined with other nonwoven processes, the benefits of the technology are talready being deployed in numerous applications.

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