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Voith Paper partners with Trützschler Nonwovens

Voith Paper, one of the largest family owned companies in Europe with 42,000 employees, is partnering with nonwovens machinery supplier Trützschler Nonwovens to offer complete production lines for manufacturing of wet laid and hydro entangled nonwovens. The aim of the collaboration is the joint development and marketing of innovative and economical production equipment.

9th April 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Egelsbach

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Voith Paper, one of the largest family owned companies in Europe with 42,000 employees, is partnering with nonwovens machinery supplier Trützschler Nonwovens to offer complete production lines for manufacturing of wet laid and hydro entangled nonwovens. The aim of the collaboration is the joint development and marketing of innovative and economical production equipment.

"We are certain that this partnership will enable us to offer convincing machine concepts", says Marc Wolpers, Sales Director of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers. "By providing common solutions we can meet the market requirements in a much better and faster way than we ever could by acting independently".

With its HydroFormer, Voith Paper contributes the core component to the cooperation. It has been specifically optimized for the formation of wet-laid nonwovens and, with more than 70 successful installations, gained worldwide acceptance. Due to its expertise, Voith also offers support regarding stock and water systems, press concepts, fabrics and calendars.

In the bonding area, Trützschler will apply its know-how - web bonding is performed downstream of the former with the help of the company’s well-known AquaJet, a leading solution in the field of hydro entanglement and in this field, Trützschler Nonwovens says it can draw on extensive experience from more than 100 projects. As an expert for complete production lines for the nonwovens industry, Trützschler is also responsible for drying and winding within the framework of the joint project. 

"This cooperation allows us to offer our customers a complete line ranging from wet laying, bonding, to drying and winding", adds Dr. Klaus Afflerbach, who is responsible for special machines within Voith Paper. "The combination of two wet processes in form of HydroFormer and AquaJet results in a high-quality web that is of interest to manufacturers of cleaning cloths throughout the world."  

Trützschler, founded in 1888, is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers with more than 2,800 employees. Trützschler Nonwovens is part of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and was created through the merger of the long-established Fleissner, Erko and Bastian companies. The company offers solutions for the entire nonwovens process chain from bale opening, fibre blending, bonding, finishing and winding, as well as for man-made fibre installations.  

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Voith is active in energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transportation and automotive markets and generates € 5.7 billion in sales with operations in about 50 countries around the world.

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