Andritz Opens Competence Center, Delivers High-Speed Line In China

Austria-based Andritz Group recently opened a plastic film production competence center at its
Andritz Biax location in Foshan, China. At a recent customer day to mark the opening of the center,
guests were offered tours of the 8,000-square-meter facility, demonstrations of the biaxially
oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production line, and presented with information from experts on
the latest advancements in BOPP film production. Andritz also introduced guests to its patented
stretching technology for special films — Mechanical Simulteneous Stretching System (MESIM) — and a
high-speed chain track system with patented clips. Andritz reports 170 people from more than 70
companies attended the opening event.

In other company news, Andritz has received an order from China-based Chuzhou Jinchun
Non-woven Fabric for a high-speed spunlace line. The line comprises a Jetlace 3000
hydroentanglement unit, dewatering system and Perfodry Advantage dryer. The
17,000-ton-annual-capacity line will be used to produce fabrics ranging from 30 grams per square
meter (g/m2) to 80 g/m2 for the hygiene industry. The new line will bring Chuzhou Jinchun’s total
spunlace capacity to 32,000 tons per year. The company produces spunlace fabric rolls for wipes,
hygiene, man-made leather and filtration applications.

July 30, 2013