Andritz has received an order from Grupo SARI (Rubi Industrial), to supply a neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched felts. The line will process several types of raw material such as polyester, polypropylene, bi-component fibers, and viscose, and will produce needlepunched felts for technical markets (automotive, construction, filtration, etc).
The line is scheduled for start-up towards the end of 2018. The scope of supply includes all of the machines and equipment – from opening and blending to the end of line.
Grupo SARI (Rubi Industrial), headquartered in Rubi, Spain, is specialized in the manufacture of nonwoven fabrics. The company has several plants in Spain and France and distributes its products mainly in Europe. It has gradually expanded its presence in various technical sectors (such as automotive, filtration,
or construction) through key in- vestments as well as increasing its R&D capabilities and continues to focus on developing its competencies in these markets to gain further relevance as a key producer of nonwovens.
THE LINE WILL START PRODUCTION IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2019
Andritz has received an order from Sheng Hung Industrial Co., Ltd., based in Taiwan, to supply a complete spunlace plant to be installed at their site in Taoyuan. This latest investment is now Sheng Hung’s fourth Andritz spunlace line and it will enable the company to further innovate its product offerings for specialty nonwovens and heavyweight fabrics. The line will start production in the second quarter of 2019. The line will be completed by an efficient neXdry Avantage through-air dryer and an Andritz filtration system, and thus will be able to meet the stringent local environmental requirements. Over the past 60 years, Sheng Hung has become a market leader in the Far East for value-added, engineered nonwovens in the fields of medi- cine, synthetic leather, stretchable webs, and recently developed, unique fabrics.