As India’s nonwovens market hots up, Andritz is offering a range of solutions for traditional textile manufacturers looking to make the highly profitable switch to nonwovens.
At the forthcoming Techtextil India in Mumbai from October 3-5 this year, the company will present its neXline spunlace aXcess line which includes a carding system and the Jetlace Avantage hydroentanglement unit.
This is a proven concept designed for manufacturing lightweight fabrics at low operating costs. For durable products, such as automotive or filtration applications, the Jetlace Evolution hydroentanglement unit is also equipped with card and crosslapper and is designed for the production of nonwovens with various mechanical properties.
For traditional textile producers who may be planning to manufacture nonwovens at medium-capacity level in the future, Andritz has developed a new calender concept incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper and nonwovens. The teXcal trike – a three-roll calender with two separately controlled system rolls and a closed loop system for inline product quality measurements – provides high production capacity and flexibility in technical textiles.
At Techtextil India, Andritz Nonwoven will also present wetlaid technologies for the development of new products from natural and man-made fibers, such as carbon, micro glass, or aramid.
Andritz offers complete process solutions for needling and through-air bonding. These processes are currently in great demand also in the Indian market in order to keep up with growth in the automotive, filtration, geotextile and hygiene industries.
The Andritz eXcelle and aXcess series consists of cards, crosslappers, and needlelooms for medium and high production capacities. Both systems, based on European technologies, are assembled at the company’s facilities in China and are available for trials and demonstrations at the company’s technical centres in Wuxi, China, and Elbeuf, France.