GRAZ, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Hangzhou Pengtu, China, to supply a new spunlace line. Start-up of the line, which has a working width of 3.6m, is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.
The scope of supply includes the delivery of an ANDRITZ neXline spunlace eXcelle line with two TT cards, which is now the new standard in China for high-capacity production of wipes. The new nonwovens line will have an annual capacity of 20,000 tons for production of spunlace fabrics from 30 to 80 gsm. A Jetlace Essentiel hydroentanglement unit and a neXdry through-air dryer are also part of the order.
Hangzhou Pengtu started its operations in 1998 and has developed very quickly in the field of artificial leather coatings. The company is now targeting entry to the nonwovens industry with the spunlace process, with the goal of becoming one of the leading Chinese spunlace producers. It plans to invest in six spunlace lines within the next three years, with ANDRITZ being a preferred partner to support the company’s growth.
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