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Nonwovens/​Converting

Wetlace CP pilot line in France

Moving to more sustainable options by combining both spunlace and wetlaid technologies.

30th June 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Montbonnot, France

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Andritz has established a new inline Wetlace CP pilot range with an original design at its centre of competence in Montbonnot, France.

Andritz partners are now able to conduct trials and test all options available for wipes production – from carded staple fibres to pulp and various combinations. They will benefit from the expertise of Andritz specialists with this fully engineered process combining both spunlace and wetlaid technologies, to move forward to more sustainable options while maintaining a high level of product quality, in particular by achieving high CD strength and good linting properties.

Andritz has continued to innovate with various nonwoven processes, like spunlace Wetlace and Wetlace CP, with the aim of optimising the use of raw materials and focusing on sustainability by reducing synthetic fibre content. Facing the growing demand for bio-wipes, in parallel with enforcement of the EU’s single-use plastics directive last year, Andritz has decided to go a step further to help its customers make the right investment.

The Montbonnot pilot line has been rebuilt to integrate a new headbox inside the spunlace line. Pulp can be fed in directly and entangled with carded staple fibres to produce unique nonwoven fabrics designed for end uses such as bio-wipes.

www.andritz.com

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