ANDRITZ to supply a turnkey spunlace line to BCNonwovens, Spain
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from BCNonwovens, Spain, to supply a neXline spunlace line as a turnkey project to meet growing needs from customers globally.
The line is scheduled for start-up early in 2021.
This new state-of-the-art line will help BCNonwovens to better serve its customers and position the company for current and changing requirements in the marketplace.
“The choice of spunlace line supplier was based on a thorough evaluation of the technologies available on the market. The combination of ANDRITZ process engineers’ expertise and our in-depth market knowledge has enabled us to define the appropriate line configuration for current and future market needs. The fully equipped ANDRITZ spunlace pilot line and expertise have played a key role in the order being awarded to ANDRITZ,” says Marko Rajamaa, General Manager of BCNonwovens.
The line features the best-in-class technologies available on the market and will be installed in a dedicated new building, meeting the highest hygiene and environmental standards. Due to its versatility, it will enable BCNonwovens to widen their product portfolio and process a broad range of raw materials, including sustainable fibers.
This line will also be equipped with ANDRITZ’s self-developed Metris UX platform, enabling predictive maintenance based on ANDRITZ’s new Vibe sensors and the risk-based maintenance app. It will improve the line’s efficiency by reducing downtime and thus help BCNonwovens to achieve its strategic objectives in terms of quality and sustainability. “With its wide range of applications, Metris will assist us in our operating activities, and we can already envisage a wide range of new possible developments with this extremely powerful ANDRITZ tool,” says Rafael Dufour, Strategy and Business Development Director of BCNonwovens.
Over the past few years, the ANDRITZ service team has supported BCNonwovens’ continuous improvement initiatives to push performance to new levels.
Miguel Vinas Pich, CEO of BCNonwovens, says “ANDRITZ has been a major partner for almost two decades. This new line will be an essential investment to help our customers achieve growth and serve demanding markets.”
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 29,500 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.