Germany-based Oerlikon Neumag recently sold machinery to two US-based plants.
Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, selected a carded needlepunch line for its Bethune, S.C., facility.
The line includes a fiber-opening and -blending line, F.O.R. carding machine, Autefa crosslapper
with WebMax technology and Fehrer needlepunching machine; and is operated and controlled by
Oerlikon Neumag software. Ahlstrom plans to use the line, expected to come online this summer, to
produce technical felts for filtration and other applications.
Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, has installed an M&J Airlaid web-forming system as part of
a project to retrofit and expand a nonwovens production line in Benson, N.C. The system includes
web-forming, auxiliary equipment for raw material preparation, process air handling equipment and a
process control system.