Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven in China contracts Andritz to supply complete wetlace nonwovens line for flushable wipes; line, which is slated to start up in 2015, is designed to make wide range of products and is equipped with through-air drying system

GRAZ, Austria , April 3, 2014 (press release) – ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group to supply a complete wetlace line.

The ANDRITZ neXline wetlace is designed for high speeds and integrates units for stock preparation, wet forming, and hydroentanglement. By combining wet forming and hydroentanglement, the highly flexible ANDRITZ technology enables manufacturing of a great variety of products, such as biodegradable nonwoven wipes without any chemical binder. Start-up of the line is scheduled for 2015.

The line is equipped with a newly developed through-air drying system for significantly reduced energy consumption. The ANDRITZ wetlace technology fulfills highest environmental regulations and was granted certificated product quality according to the latest EDANA/INDA guidelines.

Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group is one of the leading Chinese producers of nonwovens, supplying its products mainly to international customers.

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

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