International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new neXline eXcelle spunlace line at Novita, based in Zielona Gora, Poland.
The line is dedicated to the production of a wide range of spunlace fabrics from 30 to 100 gsm and even down to 25 gsm for ultralight products, allowing Novita to enter the hygiene and medical markets with a total installed capacity of nearly 3,000 kg/h.
ANDRITZ has supplied its high-performance web forming system with two TT cards, its well-known hydroentanglement unit JetlaceEssentiel including the neXecodry energy saving system, water filtration and retreatment systems, and one neXdry double-drum through-air dryer. The complete spunlace line was commissioned very quickly, and the line reached 250 m/min after only a few weeks. Training sessions with ANDRITZ experts then enabled the Novita technicians to operate the line at a stable pace of 300 m/min.
For Novita, this is the first spunlace line with in-line configuration, allowing the company to access new markets. Mr Radosław Muzioł, CEO of Novita, said: “With the new ANDRITZ spunlace line, Novita is able to offer first-class spunlace roll goods with high-quality fabric characteristics and a customized product perfectly suited to hygiene end-uses.”
ANDRITZ offers high-performance spunlace lines combining high production capacity at the highest speed available on the market with top web quality in terms of appearance and MD:CD ratio. With ANDRITZ solutions, there are no compromises between speed and quality of nonwoven fabric characteristics.
ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, approximately 29,700 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.
Novita S.A., headquartered in Zielona Góra (Poland), is a leading manufacturer of nonwovens with over 40 years of experience, offering products with unique colors and patterns. Novita’s production lines provide customers with innovative, nonwoven crosslapped spunlace as well as needlepunch solutions. The wide range of Novita products is used in the industrial and household wiping applications as well as the medical, hygiene, construction and footwear sectors.
Since 2016, Novita S.A. has been a member of the VaporJet Group. The mother company, VaporJet Ltd., is a producer of spunlace nonwovens manufactured on four high-speed lines, serving different industries on a global scale and with decades of experience. The newly commissioned, state-of-the-art line at the Novita site expands the company’s portfolio and strengthens the Group’s position worldwide, offering highest quality products and customer service.