Techtextil North America

Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.


Andritz pre-needler for Amarande

Process enables the subsequent needling machines to smoothly handle heavy nonwoven webs.

19th April 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lussac les Châteaux, France

Agriculture, Interiors

Andritz is to supply an elliptical cylinder pre-needler to the plant of Amarande SAS in Lussac les Châteaux, France.

The machine will process shoddy and natural fibres for the production of heavy felts and iInstallation and start-up of the machine are scheduled for the second quarter of 2021.

Andritz offers a complete range of elliptical cylinder pre-needlers – PA.169, PA.2000 and PA.3000 – serving different weights, widths, speeds and punching capacity. These pre-needlers have been produced since the 1960s and have a large installed base worldwide.

PA.3000 elliptical cylinder pre-needler at the Andritz Elbeuf Technical Centre in France. @ Andritz

Over the years they have become a must for the production of heavy products and special applications, as well as for demanding applications like automotive components. They are a key success factor in enabling the subsequent needling machines to process heavy batts smoothly and control the progressive draft through the consolidation process. 

Established in 1990, Amarande is an important French producer of nonwovens, specialised in the production of felt and wadding from recycled textile and natural fibres (wool, cotton, hemp, flax, jute, etc.). The company operates in various markets such as furniture, green spaces, horticultural crops, and insulation.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more