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Egelsbach - Trützschler Nonwovens has received an order to supply US-based WPT Nonwovens with a new thermobonding line, which will be used to produce fabric for the filter media market.

The installation also includes input from Trützschler Nonwovens partnership with Schott & Meissner to deliver a high-capacity line including the T-Blend fibre preparation system, two TWF-NC roller cards and Schott & Meissner’s high-speed Speedliner belt oven.

As Trützschler notes, air conditioning systems are not only an integral part of many buildings all over the world, they are vital components in cars, trucks, planes and other areas. Home and Vehicle Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems often rely on thermo- or through-air bonded nonwovens for air filtering.

WPT Nonwovens Corporation is a Beaver Dam, Kentucky-based, 3rd generation family-owned, nonwovens manufacturer. It began operating in 2008 and has quickly become a trusted supplier of spunbonded, needlepunched, wetlaid and carded nonwovens. As well as being a specialist in filtration media, it also supplies nonwoven fabrics for use in the medical, hygiene and industrial sectors, operating three production facilities, six nonwoven lines and five medical products converting lines.

Now, to enable further growth, WPT has decided to invest in a new through-air bonding line. The Trützschler machinery was selected, the company said, to ensure reliable fibre preparation and web forming processes for various special, technically demanding filtration media.

"The proximity and excellent relationship to Trützschler USA finally convinced WPT Nonwovens to shake hands with Trützschler Nonwovens," Trützschler said. "Trützschler Nonwovens is proud to support WPT Nonwovens in supplying technical nonwovens to a demanding market."

The start-up of the through-air bonding line is planned for the third quarter of 2023.


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