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US’ SDL Atlas releases advanced AirPerm Air Permeability Tester

11th Aug 2023

SDL Atlas has launched an upgraded AirPerm Air Permeability Tester, featuring specific test heads for Personal Protection Equipment assessment, including Face Mask Testing and Foam Testing. With a global presence and expertise, SDL Atlas ensures reliable and affordable air permeability testing adhering to international standards for textiles,...

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Austria’s Andritz introduces new pilot line for eco-friendly nonwovens

14th Jun 2023

International firm Andritz has installed a new spunlace pilot line at its competence centre in Montbonnot, France. It allows trials for creating nonwovens from recycled or natural fibres like hemp, flax, and cotton. The line features optimised web forming, entanglement, an innovative card set-up, and the integrated Andritz Metris digitalisation...

Richpeace automatic face mask production line. Pic: Richpeace/Surplex
Surplex offering 4 mask production lines in Netherlands for auction

16th May 2023

Despite a forecasted annual sales decline of 27 per cent, the mask market is expected to reach $2.13 billion with 7.76 billion masks produced by 2027. Surplex is auctioning four Richpeace medical mask production lines until May 22, 2023, located in the Netherlands. The production lines for auction have a capacity of 2.4 million masks per week.

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Austria’s Andritz successfully starts up new needleloom at Foss Floors

5th May 2023

Andritz, an international technology group, has announced the successful start-up of a new velour loom at Foss Floors in Rome, United States (GA). The loom is designed to produce high-quality flooring made from recycled plastic, and the start-up occurred in early 2023. The 5.3 m loom, which is of type SDV, was delivered by Andritz to Foss Floors.

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Andritz to exhibit nonwoven & recycling tech at ITMA 2023 in Milan

4th May 2023

Andritz will be showcasing its nonwovens production and textile-recycling solutions at ITMA from June 8-14, 2023. The company offers products and services in the industrial digitalisation sector under the brand name Metris. Andritz's chemical/circular textile recycling technologies, fibre preparation, and ADuro F fine grinder will also be showcased.

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Austrian firm Andritz’s revenue soars 28.5% in Q1 FY23

27th Apr 2023

Austrian technology group Andritz has reported a 28.5 per cent increase in revenue to €1,962.6 million for Q1 FY23 compared to Q1 FY22. The company's order intake fell 6.5 per cent YoY to €2,420.2 million, with the exception of its metals business area, which saw growth. Despite the decline in orders, Andritz's order backlog rose to €10,407.8 million.

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Andritz gets order for 2 hygiene converting lines from Turkiye’s Predo

26th Apr 2023

Andritz has received an order from Predo Health Products to deliver two high-speed hygiene converting lines for producing adult open diapers and feminine sanitary napkins. The lines will be installed in Predo's factory in Gaziantep and start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2024. Predo already operates four baby diaper lines from Andritz.

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Austria’s Andritz to supply spunlace line to wipes producer Quimicolor

21st Apr 2023

Austria-based Andritz has been contracted by Columbian wipes producer Quimicolor to provide a complete neXline spunlace line for nonwovens production at its Medellin plant. This will be the first spunlace line in South America outside Brazil and will process viscose and polyester fibres to produce more than 10,000 tons of nonwoven roll-goods annually.

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Romania’s MG TEC starts 2nd Andritz tissue line for production

19th Apr 2023

Andritz has completed the delivery of a second tissue production line to MG TEC Industry at its Romanian mill, featuring a PrimeLineCompact tissue machine, stock preparation system, pumps, automation, and ventilation. The installation enables MG TEC to produce high-quality tissue products with low energy consumption and reduced environmental impact.

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