Andritz Nonwoven has received two orders from Fujian NanFang Textile Co., Ltd. of China to supply two new neXline spunlace nonwoven lines for its new plant in the city of NanPing, Fujian Province. Both lines will produce facial papers and wipes, and start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.
The first spunlace line from Andritz will be capable of processing 100% bleached cotton fibers in a crosslapping configuration with an eXcelle card, Dynamic crosslapper, drafter and another eXcelle card, including the ProDyn and Isolayer functions, in order to enhance the web profile uniformity and thus save raw materials. For web bonding, Andritz will supply its Jetlace Avantage hydroentanglement unit.
The second line is a high-speed spunlace line for processing viscose and polyester fibers. It will have two Andritz TT cards for web forming and a Jetlace Essentiel unit for hydroentanglement. The TT card technology enables drylaid web forming at very high speeds. Andritz has a large number of very successful installations with TT card technology around the globe, with more than thirty machines in operation and an average capacity of 20,000 ton/year per line. The TT cards for NanFang will be the first to be installed in China.
NanFang has already invested in three spunlace lines in the past, the first of which was installed in 2002.