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Turkish company starts up Andritz neXline wetlace production line

Akinal Sentetik Tekstil is about to launch a new generation of flushable fabrics named BioFlush, which are dispersible and biodegradable.

1st March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Graz

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andritz, has successfully completed start-up of the neXline wetlace line supplied to Akinal Sentetik Tekstil, the leading Turkish nonwovens producer.

The highly flexible Andritz Wetlace technology, which combines wet forming and hydroentanglement, is especially suited for the production of flushable wipes that are dispersible and 100% biodegradable without any chemical binders, the company explains.

High production capacities

The Andritz neXline wetlace is designed for high production capacities of up to 15,000 tonnes per year and integrates stock preparation, wet forming, hydroentanglement, and drying. The Andritz Wetlace technology is said to fulfil the highest environmental standards for the end products and produces certified nonwovens quality according to the latest EDANA/INDA guidelines for flushable wipes.

Akinal Sentetik Tekstil is about to launch a new generation of flushable fabrics named BioFlush, which are dispersible and biodegradable, and is thus accessing new markets.

“This successful start-up confirms Andritz Nonwoven’s position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of complete nonwovens lines, key components, and services,” the company reports.

Andritz Group

Andritz is a leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting.

Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

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