GRAZ, Austria — February 15, 2022 — International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Swiss-Russian key converter Laboratoire Naturel and the ZetTechnology group of companies, based in Kaluga, Russia, to deliver their first complete neXline spunlace line. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
The high-capacity line is designed to process various types of fibers, especially polyester/viscose and cotton blends, and is dedicated to the production of high-end hygiene and cosmetic wet wipes to serve private label clients. The ANDRITZ spunlace line with its CPC design (CPC: Card – Pulp – Card) will enable to process a multilayer spunlace fabric including wood pulp as a raw material. Such a configuration will allow Laboratoire Naturel and the ZetTechnology group of companies to produce fabrics from 30 to 60 gsm. In addition, the line configuration will enable the production of bio-wipes.
Vaagn Manukian, CEO of Laboratoire Naturel and the ZetTechnology group of companies, said: “We have continued to innovate for more than two decades and must maintain our high-quality product signature while also manufacturing multi-purpose wipes. In view of this, we chose to trust in ANDRITZ and its state-of-the-art technologies for the design and installation of our first complete spunlace line”.
With this contract, ANDRITZ is demonstrating its strong global position in the supply of cutting-edge and premium nonwovens solutions and its flexibility to meet customers’ individual demands.
Laboratoire Naturel and the ZetTechnology group of companies have been pioneers in the converting industry and manufacturing of wipes in Russia since 1996. The two companies were the first manufacturer of wipes for the Russian hygiene market. The ANDRITZ line will address the local Russian market for wipes end-uses as well as more than 20 countries in Europe and Asia.
Posted: February 15, 2022
Source: ANDRITZ GROUP