ANDRITZ starts new batt forming line in South Africa

ANDRITZ starts new batt forming line in South Africa

The new line at Romatex Home Textiles, based in Cape Town, will exclusively produce Maliwatt products as a replacement for plastic in the retail sector.

Graz,
Austria

Austria-based
technology group, ANDRITZ, has started a new batt forming line at Romatex Home
Textiles (Pty) Ltd, one of the largest household textile manufacturers in South
Africa. The new stitchbonding line will be devoted to the production of
Maliwatt products as a substitute for plastic in the retail sector.

Maliwatt products
are widely used in applications such as home textiles, construction,
geotextiles, medical and footwear.

ANDRITZ has
supplied Romatex with dedicated batt forming equipment, mixing an aXcess card
and an eXcelle crosslapper for production purposes. The new line will make the
best of Romatex’s technical characteristics in terms of product quality and
line performance. It will enable Romatex to better serve its customers and meet
their requirements perfectly.

Helmut Höck,
General Manager Operations, Romatex, said, “We bought the first line from ANDRITZ
in 2017 and have been very satisfied with the close collaboration between our
companies, the flexibility and reliability of the machines, as well as the
excellent service in the years that followed. It was, of course, an important
consideration in the choice of supplier for our new investment. Again, ANDRITZ
provided very good project management, and the new line is running to our full
satisfaction.”

ANDRITZ
specialises in
batt
forming equipment
for stitchbonding processes used to make
Maliwatt, Malivlies and quilting. This segment is applicable for automotive,
household, bedding, roofing, footwear, medical filtration, wipes, etc.

Romatex Home
Textiles, located in Cape Town, offers a complete range of bed linen, duvets,
pillows, and stitchbond products.

Source
– ANDRITZ press release

Image Source: ANDRITZ 

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