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New high-speed spunlace line for Welspun

Line has a capacity of up to three tons per hour.

9th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Hyderabad, India


Andritz has received an order from to deliver a complete neXline spunlace line for the production of nonwoven roll goods and wipes to the new plant of Welspun Advanced Materials in Hyderabad, India. The line has a capacity of up to three tons per hour. Start-up of the line is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Andritz high-capacity spunlace line will process various types of synthetic or natural fibres, such as polyester, viscose and cotton. The final products will have fabric weights ranging from 25 to 120 gsm and the line also offers the option to integrate a third component from a selection of smart layers, enabling Welspun to also manufacture products for the health care and hygiene sectors.

 “We believe that the global demand for disposable products will show solid growth as economies and consumers become more hygiene and environment-conscious,” said Cherian Thomas, CEO of Welspun Advanced Textiles. “Our choice of Andritz as our partner matches our shared view, which has a bias towards sustainable technologies. The neXline can provide savings on energy and water with the technology delivered.”

Welspun is the largest global exporter of home textiles and already has nonwoven production lines in operation, including needlepunch and spunlace equipment. With its new plant in Welspun will significantly increase its existing spunlace capacity and also maintain a broad range of applications since the final products are used in hygiene, home care and industrial cleaning. The new, advanced facility is a 100,000 sqm greenfield development that is part of a larger 1,500,000 sqm industrial complex also accommodating the Welspun floorings facility.

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