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GRAZ - Technology group Andritz has received an order to supply a complete needlepunch line to Spanish nonwovens fabric producer Grupo Sari (Rubi Industrial).

The neXline technology will process several types of raw material such as polyester, polypropylene, bi-component fibres, and viscose, producing needlepunched felts for a number of technical markets such as the automotive, construction and filtration sectors. The line is scheduled for start-up towards the end of 2018.

The scope of supply includes all of the machines and equipment – from opening and blending to the end of line and includes a range of Andritz technologies and equipment such as a TCF-X high-capacity chute feed, an eXcelle Dynamic card and a Dynamic Crosslapper.

The line will also include the latest ProDyn and Isolayer systems for weight evenness, a drafter and high-speed needlelooms A50.

Grupo Sari, headquartered in Rubi, Spain, specialises in the manufacture of nonwoven fabrics. The company has several plants in Spain and France and distributes its products mainly in Europe. It has gradually expanded its presence in various technical sectors, such as automotive, filtration, or construction, through key investments as well as increasing its R&D capabilities and continues to focus on developing its competencies in these markets to gain further relevance as a key producer of nonwovens.

"In pursuit of this objective, Grupo Sari will launch this needlepunching line, with state-of-the-art Andritz technology and versatile capabilities to offer a wide range of products, in order to provide the most appropriate solutions for each of the technical markets mentioned above," the company said.


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