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Ecowipes benefits from carded pulp boom

High pulp content in wipes substrates is bringing down production costs significantly.

22nd March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Poland


Ecowipes is experiencing surging demand from international markets for disposable wipes based on the nonwoven substrates made on its first first carded/pulp (CP) line. To power the Polish company’s growth, Trützschler and Voith will now supply it with a second line.

CP technology by Trützschler and Voith delivers both high performance and top-quality products.  Voith’s BlueLine stock preparation equipment and cylinder mould FloatLip former processes paper-grade pulp – the cost-effective raw material for the paper industry – into an extremely homogeneous wet-laid web.

The Trützschler Nonwovens NCT card lays a light-weight layer of viscose or lyocell fibres on top of it and this configuration allows for a precise layering and efficient dewatering. Trützschler’s AquaJet entangles both layers into an inseparable composite nonwoven with superior functionality. A multi-drum dryer and a powerful winder complete the production line which allows for production speeds up to 300 m/min.

Trützschler and Voith CP line for the production of biodegradable composite nonwovens from pulp and viscose fibres. © Trützschler Nonwovens

Ecowipes’ recipe for success is a high pulp content in the wipe material, bringing down production costs significantly.

“Trützschler and Ecowipes have walked a long way together,” says Ecowipes CEO Gabriel Kermiche. “When Voith and Trützschler came up with its industrial-scale CP technology a couple of years ago, we took the risk – and it paid even faster than we thought. Our CP products are in high demand in Europe and overseas. Based on the technology and our own in-house process innovations we have now developed our patented Tricell substrate.”


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