FRIEDBERG - Autefa Solutions will exhibit at the upcoming ITMA Milan exhibition where it will demonstrate technology designed to process and reuse various types of fibres, including reclaimed, natural and man-made materials.
"As sustainability becomes an increasingly important consideration in the fashion industry, the demand for textile circularity is growing significantly as consumers and companies alike seek solutions to recycle fast fashion," the company said.
Amongst the latest innovations in the Airlay V12/R Aerodynamic Web Forming Machine, a compact and economical system for processing all natural fibres such as coir, sisal, jute, hemp and cotton as well as animal hair/wool and textile waste is. Fed by a hopper feeder, the Airlay V12/R is capable of producing nonwovens in a weight range of 400 - 8000 gsm.
Autefa notes that re-needling of needle boards in needlepunch nonwovens production must be simple, safe and efficient to avoid long downtimes and extend the life of the needle boards. A solution designed to meet these challenges is the Needle Exchanger, which replaces the physically tiring, and risky manual process of inserting, exchanging and removing needles with an automated process that eliminates the risk of operator injury and minimizes the risk of needle board damage.
With the Automatic Needle Exchanger, Autefa Solutions offers a unique service machine that is equipped with a customized software system, so that reproducibility and safety at each needle exchange are of utmost importance.
Visitors to the booth will also be able to discover more about the cooperation between Autefa Solutions and PAMA Paper Machinery which offers the best of two worlds - the nonwoven world based on fibre-based web forming, consolidation and drying technology combined with the wetlaid technology commonly used in the paper industry.
Wetlaid - Spunlace is the technology of choice to produce sustainable and cost-effective nonwovens from 100% cellulosic raw material such as pulp, viscose or lyocell fibres. Autefa Solutions Wetlaid/Spunlace technology produces sustainable and biodegradable products for a world with less plastic, designed to produce a uniform pulp layer for optimal fibre distribution with the lowest fibre consumption.
"For customers looking for a key supplier for their nonwoven technology needs, Autefa's state-of-the-art technology includes carded crosslapped needle punch lines, aerodynamic web forming technology, thermobonding lines, and spunlace lines," the company said.