Israel-based Albaad recently installed equipment from Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith, both based in Germany. Albaad will use the companies’ wet-laid/spunlace (WLS) technology to produce wet-laid and hydroentangled nonwovens using 100-percent cellulose. The WLM1 line runs at more than 200 meters per minute.
Voith and Trützschler Nonwovens collaborated on the project. The line features a Voith HydroFormer. Trützschler supplied its AquaJet web bonding technology and Streamliner dryer. Voith’s MCB drying system is used in a second drying step. Voith also contributed the process and quality control systems to measure all relevant production parameters. According to the companies, the line may be used to produce flushable wipes that will disintegrate very quickly in moving water, but maintain high strength when wet.
“The installation and start-up of the machine went very well,” said Gadi Choresh, plant manager, Albaad in Dimona, Israel. “With their professionalism and high level of commitment, the team has ensured the success of the project.”