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ANDRITZ starts new batt forming line in South Africa

May 07, 2021
ANDRITZ starts new batt forming line in South Africa

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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