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Andritz starts up a neXline needlepunch line in Mexico

May 17, 2018
Andritz starts up a neXline needlepunch line in Mexico

ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched

velour felts for the automotive market at Autoneum’s plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The line has a working

width of 4.4 m and produces fabrics from 300 to 800 gsm for carpet systems, inner dashes, and floor insulators.

The scope of supply includes a Dynamic eXcelle Link card and a crosslapper in combination with ANDRITZ

technology for drafting and needling. ANDRITZ also supplied the process control equipment as well as the

unique, closed-loop ProDyn system, thus providing continuous web monitoring and optimisation of the end

product. With the inline, double-velouring needleloom, model SDV-2+2, and a maximum speed of 10 m/min, the

production capacity of the ANDRITZ needlepunch line is in excess of 1,200 kg/hr.

This order once again demonstrates the strong and long-term partnership between ANDRITZ and Autoneum. Autoneum

already operates several ANDRITZ lines in Bloomsburg, PA, and Jeffersonville, IN, both USA, as well as several

lines in Europe and Asia.

Autoneum, with headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is a globally leading supplier in acoustic and thermal

management for vehicles. The company develops and produces multifunctional, lightweight components and systems

for interior floors and engine bays as well as the underbody. Customers include almost all automobile

manufacturers in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Autoneum operates 55 production facilities

and employs more than 12,000 people in 25 countries.