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GRAZ - International technology Group Andritz has received an order from BCNonwovens, Spain, to supply a neXline spunlace line as a turnkey project to meet growing needs from customers globally. The new line will enable BCNonwovens to widen their product portfolio and process a broad range of raw materials, including sustainable fibres.

It is scheduled for start-up early in 2021.

“The choice of spunlace line supplier was based on a thorough evaluation of the technologies available on the market," said Marko Rajamaa, General Manager of BCNonwovens. "The combination of Andritz process engineers’ expertise and our in-depth market knowledge has enabled us to define the appropriate line configuration for current and future market needs. The fully equipped Andritz spunlace pilot line and expertise have played a key role in the order being awarded to Andritz.

The line features the best-in-class technologies available on the market and will be installed in a dedicated new building, meeting the highest hygiene and environmental standards. It will also be equipped with Andritz’s self-developed Metris UX platform, enabling predictive maintenance based on Andritz’s new Vibe sensors and the risk-based maintenance app. It will improve the line’s efficiency by reducing downtime and therefore help BCNonwovens to achieve its strategic objectives in terms of quality and sustainability.

“With its wide range of applications, Metris will assist us in our operating activities, and we can already envisage a wide range of new possible developments with this extremely powerful Andritz tool,” said Rafael Dufour, Strategy and Business Development Director of BCNonwovens.

Miguel Vinas Pich, CEO of BCNonwovens, said: “Andritz has been a major partner for almost two decades. This new line will be an essential investment to help our customers achieve growth and serve demanding markets.”

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