Foss Floors, Rome, Ga., recently installed a new velour needleloom from Austria-based Andritz AG. The new 5.3-meter-wide SDV loom — the second Andritz loom installed by Foss in the past four years— will be used to produce flooring products for a variety of applications from recycled plastic. Foss reports it reuses more than 18 million kilograms of plastic, or the equivalent of 2 billion plastics bottles, each year to make its floor covering products.
“We bought our first velour loom from ANDRITZ in 2019 and have been very satisfied with the operation and performance of the machine as well as the quality of products,”said Kevin Nasser, general manager Operations, Foss Floors.“This was, of course, an important consideration in the choice of supplier for our new investment. We relied on ANDRITZ during a supply chain crisis to deliver a necessary machine on time to fulfill the growing demand for our velour product line.”