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15th January 2018, Mönchengladbach

EcoWipes invests in Trützschler and Voith technology

Multidrum dryer with intermediate chamber. © Trützschler In view of the rising consumer interest in biodegradable materials, EcoWipes has partnered with Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to supply the new production line. “The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range,” the company explains.

“It is ideally suited for producing flushable wipes but also recyclable and biodegradable products. These materials meet consumer preferences for greater sustainability at the end of the product cycle.”

EcoWipes is a young, innovative company that has become a leading manufacturer and converter of private label products for the hydro-entangled nonwoven segment. The firm, which is located to the north of Warsaw, was established in 2009 and has now already ordered its third nonwovens production line.

New production line

The new production line at EcoWipes is a flexible wet-dry nonwoven facility. Voith is supplying the HydroFormer, one of the main components of the new line. The HydroFormer concept builds on Voith’s long experience in the paper and pulp industry. With HydroFormer technology the suspension is highly diluted, so nonwovens can be produced entirely from cellulose, a renewable and cost-effective raw material.

Trützschler Nonwovens is not just responsible for the hydroentangling, drying and reeling up, but will also supply its latest high-speed card. This flexible configuration enables EcoWipes to produce a broad product range of wet-laid/spunlaced or carded/spunlaced nonwovens.

Trützschler Nonwovens

With a workforce of around 3,000, Trützschler is one of the leading manufacturers of textile machines. It specialises in machines, equipment and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fibre industries. The company has its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, as well as other facilities in Germany, India, China, Brazil, the USA and Switzerland.

Trützschler Nonwovens is a division of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and resulted from the acquisition and amalgamation of the long-established companies Fleissner, Erko/Hergeth and Bastian. It offers solutions for the entire nonwoven process chain, from fibre preparation, web formation, bonding and finishing to reeling up.


Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and a leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Voith Paper is optimising the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibres.

Voith sets standards in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 39,000 employees and has locations in over 50 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.


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