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FRIEDBERG - Autefa Solutions will exhibit at the upcoming Techtextil exhibition where it will demonstrate the economic and technical advantages of its latest technology for carded- crosslapped needlepunch lines, aerodynamic web forming technology, spunlace, and thermobonding lines.

Autefa's nonwoven lines are designed to meet customers’ requirements for quality web formation, bonding, active weight regulation, and minimal maintenance.

A general trend at the moment is for weight reduction whilst maintaining physical properties providing savings in material costs and increasing operating speeds. Customers therefore require machines and lines that are able to produce lightweight fabrics without any compromises regarding material strength.

With this in mind, Autefa's needlepunch lines are composed of several steps, such as blending, carding, crosslapping and needling. The performance of a full line and the quality of the product in terms of appearance, evenness and mechanical characteristics depends on all steps working efficiently. As a full line supplier, Autefa says it has worked on all the different steps of the process to improve performance and that it ensures that all the necessary high-quality components are in place.

The needlepunch sector is currently showing two key trends; a growing demand for needled fabrics for technical applications such as the filtration and paper maker felt sectors as well as an increasing call for sustainable technologies, a market demand that is driving significant growth in the wood pulp technology segment. "Our customers are increasing the use of replacement fibres like recycled PET fibres, carbon fibres, reclaimed fibres as well as various natural fibres such as hemp or coconut," Autefa says, adding that it its needlepunch technology offers special options such as optimized bed and stripper plates, advanced needle patterns with conical bed plate holes, and optimized feeding system for pre-needle looms. A dust extraction system is also available and recommended when processing recycled and natural fibres, glass and short fibres, and carbon and mineral fibres.

"Autefa Solutions needlepunching lines distinguish themselves by easy operation, less energy consumptions/gms, excellent and reproducible product quality with reduced operation costs," the company says, highlighting the Stylus line which can process all fibre types and is designed to suit the required output and speed by adjusting the number of drive modules. These lines produce an even and homogenous lightweight fabric with outstanding technical performance in terms of tensile strength and evenness (MD/CD ratio).

At Techtextil, Autefa will be located in Hall 12, D 85.


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