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ANDRITZ introduces nonwovens pilot line for wipes with integrated wetlaid pulp process

June 24, 2022  By P&PC Staff

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Andritz has established a new inline Wetlace CP pilot line with an original design at its centre of competence in Montbonnot, France.

In a statement released by the company, Andritz states that its partners will now be able to conduct trials and test all options available for wipes production with the new inline Wetlace CP line This includes everything from carded staple fibres to pulp and various combinations thereof.

Andritz’ customers will be able to leverage the expertise of the company’s specialists with this fully engineered process, combining both spunlace and wetlaid technologies. They will have the opportunity to can move forward with more sustainable options while maintaining a high level of product quality, in particular by achieving high CD strength and good linting properties.


Andritz constantly innovates with various nonwoven processes, like spunlace, Wetlace and Wetlace CP, with the aim of optimizing the use of raw materials and focusing on sustainability by reducing the synthetic fibre content.

The Montbonnot pilot line has been rebuilt to integrate the new headbox inside the spunlace line. Pulp can be fed in directly and entangled with carded staple fibres to produce unique nonwoven fabrics designed for end uses as bio-wipes.

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