Build your future in wetlaid
neXline wetlaid systems produce advanced nonwovens from stock preparation to neXformer, right through to drying and winding.
The ANDRITZ Nonwoven extensive process know-how and years of experience in turnkey projects for the paper and nonwovens industries offer comprehensive technology solutions to every challenge from just one source. Our neXline wetlaid technology can be suitably applied in the automotive, aerospace, agriculture and construction, medical/hygiene industries, as well as in the household sector.
Wetlaid nonwovens are increasingly gaining importance. Newly developed, high-tech fibers and the rediscovery of natural fibers are continuously opening up new niche markets for wetlaid nonwovens in almost all areas of the industry. Wetlaid applications range from teabags, coffee pads, filter materials, wall papers, wipes, glass fiber mats, and also security papers.
Renewable fibers (e.g. cotton, wool, hemp, jute, and coconut), viscose fibers, and fibers from PET, PP, aramid, carbon, glass, wood, ceramics, and metal are suitable for the wetlaid process. The technology allows the use of an almost infinite variety of fiber combinations to produce materials with such properties as temperature resistance, chemical resistance, porosity, strength, static and anti-static character - a large potential for innovative product ideas.
ANDRITZ Nonwoven offers complete wetlaid processes from just one source. Right from stock preparation, forming, hydroentanglement and dryer to coating – spot-on solutions tailored to your needs. neXline wetlaid nonwoven production is carried out in four steps:
Fibers and water are mixed in the proper proportions to form a suspension.
The suspension is distributed homogeneously over the full forming width.
Bonding of wetlaid nonwovens can be processed with calenders, hydroentanglement and/or several coating units.
Drying, finishing, winding
The wetlaid web formed is dried. Depending on the end use, further processing may be necessary, e.g. binder application and/or calendering. Finally, the finished web is batched.