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Spunlace pilot line for natural fibres

Special entanglement and card set-up for optimised forming.

20th June 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Montbonnot, France


Andritz has installed a new spunlace pilot line at its centre of competence in Montbonnot, France, which will enable customers and partners to conduct trials for producing nonwovens from recycled and/or natural fibres such as hemp, flax, and cotton.

The new pilot line features optimised web forming and entanglement for the smooth processing of sensitive and irregular fibres and its card set-up is designed to protect and maintain the quality of the fibres while achieving outstanding productivity rates.

Another special feature is the integrated Metris digitalization system which allows operators to collect and analyze all useful data about the line’s capacity and performance. This is a perfect tool for optimising costs, saving time and predicting maintenance, the company says.

With the new line, the Andritz Nonwoven team now operates two spunlace pilot lines at the Montbonnot technical centre. The first line has optimised processes including Wetlace for processing various synthetic and man-made fibres.

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