ANDRITZ to supply a Wetlaceâ„¢ CP line to Lotus Teknik
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Lotus Teknik A.S., Turkey, to supply a neXline wetlace CP (carded pulp) line for the production of biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes. The line is scheduled for start-up by the end of 2021.
Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Lotus Teknik A.S., Turkey, to supply a
neXline wetlace CP (carded pulp) line for the production of biodegradable,
plastic-free wet wipes. The line is scheduled for start-up by the end of 2021.
The neXline wetlace CP
line is equipped with state-of-the-art stock preparation equipment, including
approach flow and fan pump, opening and blending, TT card, wetlaid forming unit
for pulp application, a hydroentanglement system, filtration unit, dewatering,
and through-air drying. All components are perfectly designed to produce a
first-class biodegradable wipe.
The so-called Wetlace CP
process combines the benefits of two forming technologies (inline drylaid and
wetlaid web forming process) with bonding by hydroentanglement. Natural fibers
can be processed smoothly and generate a high-performance and cost-efficient
wipe that is fully biodegradable and plastic-free.
ANDRITZ developed the new
neXline wetlace CP line in order to serve the new market trend of sustainable
wipes. Lotus Teknik supported the development from a roll goods producer and
converter perspective. The partnership follows the successful installation of
an ANDRITZ high-capacity spunlace line some years ago. The Wetlace CP new
generation of production technology for biodegradable wipes has resulted from
ANDRITZâ€™s extensive knowledge and considerable history of providing technologies
for wood-based industries, spunlace and wetlaid roll goods, and the strong
collaboration with Lotus Teknik.
Ceyhun Zincirkiran, co-owner and managing director of Lotus
said, â€œThis new line will help us to serve our customers with state-of-the-art
biodegradable and sustainable products. These wipes will set new benchmarks in
the market and secure our position as one of the industry leaders in wipes
Lotus Teknik A.S. is a
leading nonwoven roll good producer and a member of the Sapro group. Sapro is
based in Istanbul, Turkey, and is one of the top three producers of wet wipes
globally. The company produces, converts, and supplies some 120 million wipes a
day for personal, household, and industrial use, exporting 70 per cent of its
production to countries all across Europe and to the Middle East, the USA,
Canada and Australia. Lotus Teknik operates ANDRITZ lines (spunlace, and as
from end of 2021 also Wetlace CP) producing roll goods for a wide variety of
nonwoven end products.