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WeCare series

Forming fabrics for hygiene papers. High speed dewatering – top performance.

ANDRITZ Kufferath – WeCare Series

The challenge

Paper mills for hygiene papers depend on high dewatering capacity, best formation, retention saving, high dry content, dimensional stability, best tensile strength, clean run, and longest lifetime. Our goal is to improve your process performance by ensuring top dewatering efficiency, high fiber support, and effective mechanical retention.

The solution

It takes just a few milliseconds to achieve initial sheet formation and controlled dewatering. A decisive factor is the flow resistance of the forming fabric, which depends on the size of its contact surface, the “internal resistance” of the fabric structure, and its flow rate. We turn a bottleneck into a turbocharger by adjusting flow resistance through the size of the surface open area (ps/ms) and the weft and warp system.

ANDRITZ Kufferath – WeCare Series

Ultrafine weave pattern on the paper side, openness on the machine side – this is the concept for the forming fabric with turbo effect. The dewatering efficiency can be increased by controlled water management, influenced by the fabric structure. The balancing of characteristics, especially the paper-side cross-oriented fabric surface, leads to a bulky, very soft, but most of all strong tissue base paper that allows downstream processing at a very high finishing speed.

WeCare RUN – proven variety

  • Forming the basis of the product line
  • Robust double-layer designs
  • Single-layer structures and weft-bound triple-layer SSB designs

WeCare PRIME – innovative solutions

  • Newly developed designs with added value for customers
  • High pressure- and shock-resistant monofilaments
  • With more durable machine-side material
  • Ultrafine paper side with cross-oriented structure for bulky, very soft, and optimum sheet quality and strength.


WeCare product range at a glance


WeCare RUN


Wide range of different fabric designs and types
(single-layer, double-layer and triple-layer warp-bound SSB)



Well-approved fabric designs for all hygienic and tissue paper grades



No limitations regarding hygienic and tissue paper types and their speeds  


Higher dewatering capability  


Higher retention values due to finer fabric top sides  


Improved formation softness and tensile strength by improved surface planarity and more fiber support points  


Higher CMD fabric stability due to the application of the latest material developments (Q-Line)  



Our services – in addition to our fabrics:

  • Dewatering measurements
  • Analysis of fabric wear potential and calculation of remaining fabric life
  • Caliper and tension profile over the total width of the fabric
  • Stock jet velocity adjustments
  • Evaluation of turbulence measurements
  • Air permeability profiles
  • Paper tests in the laboratory
  • Layout assistance for forming table
  • Troubleshooting and start-up service
  • Fabric repairs

We document all measurements and provide a report on our analysis to each customer. This is part of our value-added approach to customer satisfaction – the best technology coupled with excellent service support.

WeCare PRIME technologies

Q-Line technology – a new generation of monofilaments

Our forming fabrics can have alternating or 100% Q-line CMD yarns on the machine side.

Your benefits

  • Offers absolutely planar surfaces on the underside and allows constantly low drive loads throughout the entire operation.
  • Improves directional stability and facilitates fabric guiding.
  • Provides considerably higher resistance to acidic chemicals than conventional yarn materials.


ANDRITZ Kufferath, Germany

Phone: +49 (2421) 801200

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