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Sapro company installs Andritz CP line

Newipe wipes have strength in all directions, biodegradability and softness.

11th April 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Istanbul, Turkey

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Istanbul-headquartered Lotus Teknik Tekstil has successfully started up a complete line to produce nonwoven roll goods for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes which was delivered, installed and commissioned by Andritz.

The neXline Wetlace CP line combines the benefits of both wetlaid and spunlace technologies via which natural fibres can be gently processed to create high-performance and sustainable wipes.

The Lotus wipes are being branded Newipe and combine the strength in all directions of the spunlace process with the biodegradability and softness of Wetlace fabrics. They are produced with a lower carbon footprint than competing products, have a low lint rate and do not generate dust during production.

Newipe products are produced with a lower carbon footprint than competing products. © Andritz

“We aim to be a part of a sustainable transformation which is why we have developed the Newipe next-generation viscose fabric,” says Lotus co-owner and managing director Ceyhun Zincirkiran. “With the neXline wetlace CP line we are setting new benchmarks on the market and securing our position as one of the industry leaders in wipes production.”

Lotus consists of four companies that operating the end-to-end manufacturing of nonwovens, cardboard packings, plastics and finished wet wipe products and is part of Sapro, one of the four leaders in the manufacturing of wet wipes in Europe. The company produces, converts, and supplies 161 million sheets of wipes per day for personal, household and industrial use, exporting 70% of its production to 65 countries all over the world.

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