Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens Collaborate on Nonwovens Machinery Production Lines

Voith Paper contributes the core component to the collaboration with its HydroFormer

April 11, 2013 - Paper machine manufacturer Voith Paper announced that it will be working together with nonwovens expert Trützschler, offering a complete production line for the manufacturing of wet laid and hydroentangled nonwovens.

The focus of the collaborative effort is the joint development and marketing of innovative and economical production equipment.

"We are certain that this partnership will enable us to offer convincing machine concepts," said Marc Wolpers, Sales Director of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers.

"By providing common solutions we can meet the market requirements in a much better and faster way than we ever could by acting independently," he added.

Voith Paper contributes the core component to the cooperation with its HydroFormer, which has been specifically optimized for the formation of wet-laid nonwovens and, with more than 70 successful installations, gained worldwide acceptance.

In addition Voith also offers expert support regarding stock and water systems, press concepts, fabrics and calendars.

Trützschler's area of expertise is applied in the bonding area where web bonding is performed downstream of the former with the help of the well-known AquaJet, a leading solution in the field of hydroentanglement. In this field, Trützschler Nonwovens can draw on extensive experience from more than 100 projects.

As expert for complete production lines for the nonwovens industry, Trützschler is also responsible for drying and winding within the framework of the joint project, Voith said.

"This cooperation allows us to offer our customers a complete line ranging from wet laying, bonding, to drying and winding," said Dr. Klaus Afflerbach, responsible for special machines within Voith Paper. "The combination of two wet processes in form of HydroFormer and AquaJet results in a high-quality web that is of interest to manufacturers of cleaning cloths throughout the world."

Trützschler, founded in 1888, is one of the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers with more than 2,800 employees. The traditional family-owned company specializes in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, nonwovens and man-made fiber industry. for more information visit: www.truetzschler.de

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. For more information visit: www.voithpaper.com

SOURCE: Voith Paper