ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to TTL, Germany
ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Start-up of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.
The scope of supply includes opening and blending equipment, Dynamic card, and crosslapper in combination with ANDRITZ technology for drafting, needling, and unwinding/combining. ANDRITZ will also supply the process control as well as the unique, closed-loop ProDyn system, thus providing continuous web monitoring and optimization of the end product.
The high-capacity ANDRITZ needlepunch neXline eXcelle line will produce industrial textiles such as nonwoven felts made of different polymers like polyester, polypropylene, polyacrylnitrile, aramid, PPS, polyimide, and viscose. In addition, the line will be used to manufacture individual products for different dedicated technical applications, for example for protection against fire and heat in the automotive and electrical industries.
TTL chose ANDRITZ as supplier of the line after having successfully conducted several test runs at the ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau Technical Center in Elbeuf, France. TTL develops, manufactures, and sells needlefelt for technical applications such as filter media, laundry textiles, and industrial textiles. The company has been in business for 178 years and ranks among the most experienced companies in this industry. TTL sells its high-quality products all over the world and generates more than 50% of its turnover from exports.
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The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.