Austria-based ANDRITZ has installed a new inline Welace™ CP pilot line for wipes at its France-based center of competence. The process combines spunlace and wetlaid — inline drylaid and wetlaid — forming technologies with hydroentanglement bonding to produce a high-performance natural fiber wipe that is cost efficient and polymer-free.
The installed line in France was rebuilt to incorporate a new headbox inside the spunlace line. Pulp may be fed in directly and entangled with carded staple fibers to produce unique nonwoven fabrics for wipes.
Andritz has focused on sustainable production processes with optimized raw materials use.