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New ideas for sustainable & affordable wipes

Mar 01, 2020
New ideas for sustainable & affordable wipes

At INDEX, Truetzschler Nonwovens introduces new line concepts for efficiently making cotton nonwovens for wipes or hygiene textiles.

At INDEX, Truetzschler Nonwovens and Truetzschler Card Clothing will introduce new line concepts and wires for efficiently making sustainable nonwovens for wipes or hygiene textiles.

Consumers love textiles made from cotton fibres. They highly appreciate the soft and natural touch not only in garments but also in other products coming in contact with the skin.

Fibre fineness—most fibres range between 3-5.5 Mic or 1.0-2.8 dtex—strength and absorbent capacity make cotton fibres an ideal material for single-use dry and wet wipes. There are just two reasons for the limited usage of cotton fibers in single-use nonwovens. Firstly, cotton is higher priced than less expensive viscose/polyester blends most times. And secondly, cotton fibers are natural products whose qualities vary both regionally and from year to year.

At INDEX, Truetzschler Nonwovens addresses these challenges by introducing new line concepts for efficiently making cotton nonwovens for wipes or hygiene textiles. The company discusses proven technologies, which reliably turn even comber noils, short or unbleached cotton fibers into high-value products.

Another focus is on Truetzschler and Voith’s WLS (Wet-laying/Spunlacing) technology. The company will discuss opportunities of WLS-lines and WLS in combination with other technologies for providing consumers with eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable single-use nonwoven products.

Truetzschler Card Clothing, its in-house competence centre with respect to clothing and comprehensive service, presents its latest development: the SUPERTIP wire generation which brings card clothings to a new level of quality and profitability.

With about 3000 employees, Truetzschler is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers. Truetzschler specialises in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fibre industry. The headquarters of the more than 130 year old company is located in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

The subsidiaries Truetzschler Nonwovens and Man-Made Fiber GmbH with two production sites, and Truetzschler Card Clothing GmbH, are also located in Germany. Sites in India, China, Brazil, USA and Switzerland, as well as a number of service centres, provide customer proximity in the important textile processing areas.