Andritz’s extensive product portfolio covers state-of-the-art non-woven and textile manufacturing technologies such as air-through bonding, air arrays, needle punches, spunlaces, spunbonds, wet raids / wetlaces, processing, textile finishing, recycling and natural fiber processing. doing. In recent years, the use of non-woven fabrics in the automotive field has increased dramatically. Andritz has developed cost-effective and reliable turnkey needle punches and air ley lines based on decades of experience, the company said in a press release.
Andritz, an international technology group, will showcase innovative non-woven fabric manufacturing and textile solutions at Techtextil’s Hall 12, Booth B99 in Frankfurt, Germany, June 21-24. For Techtextil, the company’s special focus is on textile recycling, needle punching, airlay, wet raid fiberglass and textile calendar technology.
With the acquisition of Andritz La Roche SAS, Andritz has expanded its product portfolio to include airlay and recycling technologies and tuff fiber processing technologies. A complete recycling line of post-consumer and industrial textile waste for producing fibers for respun and / or non-woven end applications is one focus of this product range. Customer awareness and regulations force clothing brands to recycle textile waste in their products. Recycled fibers can also be used in a variety of applications in the non-woven fabric industry. For example, in the automotive industry, it can be used for insulation, mattresses, furniture felt, and so on. Andritz Laroche offers a complete process range of tear lines from 50 to 3,000 kg / h. It can be used for almost all types of pre-consumption / post-consumption textile waste.
The purpose is to maintain the properties of the original fiber, such as cotton, by maximizing the length, strength and feel of the fiber. Andritz’s EXEL and JUMBO EXEL tearing machines are user-friendly and feature a bespoke automation solution for removing non-fiber parts from post-consumption waste and unsold items. The EXEL tearing machine has a production capacity of 400-800kg / h, depending on the raw material of spinning quality. The JUMBO EXEL tearing machine has a high production capacity of 600 to 1,200 kg / h, depending on the raw material of spinning quality. This technology can process complex industrial waste into fibers such as trunk liners, door trims, floor and dash pads, and various needle punch felts. Our team of experts will help Andritz customers perform their own tests at Andritz La Roche’s state-of-the-art technical center in Chur, France.
Another focus is ProWin technology for profile weight compensation in the needle punch industry. This device is used to optimize processes, increase return on investment and save raw materials. This unit combines the well-known systems ProWid and ProDyn for even better performance. ProWin minimizes the level of instantaneous acceleration and maximum internal speed. As a result, the same machine can run faster with less mechanical stress. Andritz will also showcase ProWin technology at the VDMA Spotlight Talk on June 21st at the VDMA booth and will also be livestreaming.
In addition, air array technology also plays a major role in durable non-woven fabrics in the automotive industry, building insulation, carpet underfelt, mattress industry, furniture applications and more. This process involves blending, weighing, opening, air array processes, and finally, needling, thermobonding, a combination of both, or spunlacing to solidify the mat. Andritz offers three types of air arrays: Airlay Flexiloft, Airlay Flexiloft +, and Airlay Resinfelt.
Andritz Airlay Flexiloft and Airlay Flexiloft + are designed to form mats from all types of fibers, from short recycled fibers to long, coarse natural fibers, and from blends with non-fiber ingredients such as plastics, foams and wood chips. more. Used fibers and blends in different weight ranges can be processed on these lines, depending on the line composition. The line width ranges from 1.5m to 4m. Airlay Resinfelt is designed for thermoforming processes in the automotive and electronics industries. Manufacturers can offer a weight range of 500-2,500 gsm with a working width of 2.4 m. Airlay Resinfelt retains the advantages of true air forming technology, especially designed to add resin to the mat, which is semi-cured in a steam oven.
Customers can conduct tests with experts and compare the various options available at Andritz Asselin-Thibeau’s Needle Punching Process Technical Center in Elbeuf, France and Andritz Laroche’s Airley Pilot Line in Chur, France. ..
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Andritz announces non-woven solution at Techtextil, Germany
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