Spanish specialty paper producer Papel Aralar invests in new wetlace line targeting pulp-based hydroentangled products; equipment was supplied by Voith-Trutzschler and is expected to start operating in early 2015
June 1, 2014
– Papel Aralar, a leading Spanish specialty paper manufacturer, has invested in a new wetlace line. Supplied by Voith-Trutzschler and the first of its kind to be installed globally, the new line is set to start operations in early 2015.
The investment will deepen Aralar's involvement in the nonwovens industry, to which it is already a leading supplier of fabrics for the production of pulp-based hydroentangled products.
Aralar reps say the line will target the flushable wipes market. The latest technology available for flushable substrate production, will allow Aralar to deliver a fabric that it says will combine flushability with superior physical values in a package that will be 100% cellulosic and, therefore, biodegradable.
Long experience in the use of Voith equipment, its traditional equipment supplier, along with a track record in fiber handling and the availability of in-house energy production, will position Aralar as a capable and competitive supplier in the growing flushable wipes market. The extensive expertise of the company in fiber handling for wetlaid systems makes the operation of wetlace machinery a natural step.
Based in northern Spain and family-owned, Aralar has been involved in the production of fiber-based products since 1937. It manufactures 100,000 tons of low-grammage papers a year, 75% of which are exported. Aralar holds leadership positions in a number of highly technical segments within the paper industry.
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