ANDRITZ to supply spunlace line for Minet, Romania
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply a neXline spunlace eXcelle line to Minet SA, based in Ramnicu ValcÃ©a, Romania, for processing various fibres from 25 to 70 gsm to produce a wide range of hygiene products.
technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply a neXline spunlace
eXcelle line to Minet SA, based in Ramnicu ValcÃ©a, Romania, for processing
various fibres from 25 to 70 gsm to produce a wide range of hygiene products.
Start-up is expected
during the second quarter of 2022.
capacity of the line, which will be the first of its kind in Romania, will be
10,000 tonnes a year, while the operating speed will be up to 250 m/min and the
maximum output at the carding outlet around 1,500 kg/h.
ANDRITZ will deliver
a complete line, from web forming to drying. The line will integrate one
high-speed TT card, the robust Jetlace Essentiel hydroentanglement unit
equipped with a neXecodry S1 system for energy saving, and a neXdry double-drum
Cristian Niculae, Commercial Director at
Minet, explained: â€œThe
Minet group is a company with a long-term vision and sustainable growth. Our
strategy has always been to identify and fully meet market needs. The main
reason why we decided in favour of a spunlace process was the fast development
of our local wipes market recently. Romania should have spunlace nonwovens, so
Minet â€“ as the local frontrunner in nonwovens â€“ has decided to become the first
factory there using this technology.â€
The close collaboration
between ANDRITZ and Minet in needlepunch was an important consideration in the
choice of supplier for the spunlace line as well as the fact that ANDRITZ is
recognised as the benchmark for production of premium spunlace roll goods.
Just recently, ANDRITZ
successfully completed the commissioning of a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line
for Minet. This line is dedicated to the production of automotive products made
from a large variety of fibres. For this contract, ANDRITZ delivered a complete
line from fibre preparation to end-of-line, also integrating card, crosslapper,
batt drafter, two needlelooms and a Zeta felt drafter with a working width of
more than 6 m. The line is also equipped with the unique ProDyn web profiling
system, operating as a closed-loop control system in order to ensure perfect
evenness of the products.
Founded in 1983,
Minet is the most important producer of nonwovens in Romania and serves more
than 1,000 customers. The company delivers about 20 million sqm of
needlepunched felts per year and offers products with the highest quality
standard and which are used in many different fields, such as automotive,
geotextiles, and wadding.