Andritz Küsters, one of the leading suppliers worldwide of calender technology for the textiles, nonwovens, and paper industries, has developed an innovative calender concept for the growth market technical textiles, incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper and nonwovens. The new teXcal trike technology (patent application is ongoing) will be available for customer trials in a pilot plant at the technical center of Andritz Küsters in Krefeld, Germany, as from the end of this year.
Due to an innovative 3-roll arrangement with two separately controlled system rolls, the teXcal trike calender provides outstanding productivity and flexibility in the manufacture of sophisticated technical textiles, such as sailcloth, parachute silk, breathable outdoor clothing, sunscreens, filter materials, or protective clothing. "Our customers have shown great interest in our new calender concept. We already have many inquiries to run test series, and several well-known textile finishers from many different areas of application have already invested in a teXcal trike calender," says Mr Tobias Schäfer, sales director at Andritz Küsters.
Andritz Küsters, a member of international technology Group Andritz, is the only manufacturer worldwide to combine three different deflection-controlled roll systems in its portfolio: the swimming S-roll, the piston-supported HyCon Roll, and the Xpro roll recently presented for the first time at the ITMA trade show.