Tufropes partners Truetzschler for new nonwovens tech

Tufropes partners Truetzschler for new nonwovens tech

India’s Tufropes to develop unique pentamerous technology based on Truetzschler Nonwovens’ and Voith’s CP equipment


India’s Tufropes Pvt Ltd –
one of the leading global providers of
and netting solutions – is partnering
with Truetzschler Nonwovens and Voith to install its unique pentamerous
technology. The company’s first nonwovens production line will be capable to
produce 5 different eco-friendly, hydroentangled products.

Truetzschler Nonwovens and Voith are thrilled to be
the technology partner for Tufropes’ (patent pending) unique nonwoven line
based on pentamerous technology. The new installation relies heavily on
Truetzschler/Voith core components for wet-laying, carding and hydroentangling.
Proprietary refinements will allow Tufropes to produce any possible
hydroentangled nonwoven material, including bio-degradable, natural fibre,
eco-friendly high-performance nonwovens. Globally this would be a first
industrial-scale pentamerous technology-based nonwoven project. Based in
Gujarat, India, the line is expected to be commissioned next year.

India has a huge potential concerning hygiene-related
nonwoven products. Wet and dry wipes lift hygienic standards in baby and body
care. Since all these products are single-use items, the need for
environmental-friendly products cannot be doubted.

Founded in 1992, Tufropes today is a leader in
providing high quality and technologically superior rope and netting solutions.
Known for its emphasis on quality and safety, Tufropes’ rope and netting solutions
are used in a wide array of industries such as aquaculture, marine, safety,
sports, shipping and defense.  

Targeting the nearly untapped market of locally made,
disposable nonwoven products, Tufropes decided to embark on the journey of
establishing a progressive and sustainable nonwoven production line with
pentamerous technologies. 
Truetzschler/Voith’s carded/pulp (CP) technology combines a
cost-effective, wet-laid pulp layer and a carded web layer from cellulosic

The management team at Tufropes opted for Truetzschler
Nonwovens and Voith for good reason to supply machinery and be the technology
partners in this new project.

“The team of Truetzschler and Voith stands out due to
extensive experience with the wet-laid/hydroentangled d nonwoven technology.
Several wet-laying/spunlacing plants and their CP line at a European customer
is running at full capacity. Besides profound knowledge, expertise and running
solutions, the local set-up of both companies in India convinced us. We wanted
to invest in a unique and progressive technology and we are pleased to have
found the best partners in Truetzschler and Voith to realise our first step
into a new business field,” said Madhav Goel, Promoter & Director,

Tufropes new production will deliver fully functional,
affordable and 100% bio-degradable nonwovens. “A special advantage of our CP
nonwovens technology is the very consistent distribution of stock suspension
for highly flat profiles,” explains Oliver Crasser, Sales Manager Inclined Wire
Solutions at Voith Paper. “The NCT high-speed card delivers a carded web into
the manufacturing process. It offers additional flexibility in web forming and
end products,” added Christian Maennich, Area Sales Manager at Truetzschler

A.T.E’s Product Head for Nonwovens, Rupali Chitnis,
closely works together with Truetzschler Nonwovens. She is excited:
“Truetzschler and Voith implement a customer-oriented, tailor-made solution
that guarantees an efficient and sustainable nonwoven manufacturing process.
This project will equip Tufropes to manufacture superior quality, eco-friendly
nonwoven products for the mass market. A perfect solution for India.”

In 1992, Arun Goel – a first-generation company –
founded Tufropes, globally amongst the top five companies manufacturing rope
and netting solutions. With 28 years of experience, 5 manufacturing sites and
over 2000 employees, Tufropes is a trusted partner for rope and netting
products in numerous sectors such as marine, aquaculture, industrial, safety,
sports, retail, defence and logistics. Made in India, for the World – Tufropes
products are well recognised and approved globally in over 84 countries.


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