Teknomelt partners with ANDRITZ for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipe production

Teknomelt partners with ANDRITZ for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipe production

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has received an order from Turkish nonwoven manufacturer Teknomelt to provide a complete neXline wetlace line for the production of nonwoven roll goods for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes. The state-of-the-art line combines spunlace and wetlaid technologies, allowing for the use of bio-based fibers like viscose and wood pulp to create sustainable wipes with the same characteristics and performance as conventional wipes. The line offers configuration flexibility, allowing for a wide range of different wipes to be produced, and will be installed at Teknomelt’s factory in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, with start-up scheduled for the end of 2023.

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 15-Apr-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Teknomelt Teknik Mensucat San. ve Tic. A.S., Türkiye, for delivery of a complete neXline wetlace line to produce nonwoven roll goods for biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes. The line will be installed in Teknomelt’s factory in Kahramanmaras. Start-up is scheduled for end of 2023

The state-of-the-art neXline wetlace CCP (carded-carded-pulp) line combines the benefits of two technologies: spunlace and wetlaid. This enables the use of bio-based fibers, like viscose and wood pulp, to create a high-performance and sustainable wipe with the same technical product characteristics and performances as a conventional wipe made of synthetic fibers while protecting the environment.

Teknomelt will also benefit from the line’s configuration flexibility, as it can be used for pure spunlace, Wetlace CP or Wetlace CCP production. Thus, a wide range of different wipes can be produced.

Salih Ziya Gümüser, General Manager at Teknomelt, says: “The results of the trials in the ANDRITZ technical center convinced us to work together with ANDRITZ. The new investment in the ANDRITZ Wetlace CCP process perfectly supports our sustainable development goals and opens up new growth opportunities for Teknomelt.”

Teknomelt is one of the leading manufacturers of nonwoven meltblown, spunbond, SMS and SMMS fabrics in Türkiye. With a monthly production capacity of 1000 tons, the company serves a wide range of markets, exporting 45% of its production. With the new investment in ANDRITZ Wetlace CCP technology, the company is expanding its range of sustainable nonwovens production for wipes.

This order shows ANDRITZ’s strong global position in the supply of state-of-the-art production lines for nonwoven roll goods for sustainable wipes.


International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

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