The aim of the cooperation is the joint development and marketing of innovative and economical production equipment.
"We are certain that this partnership will enable us to offer convincing machine concepts", says Marc Wolpers, Sales Director of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers. "By providing common solutions we can meet the market requirements in a much better and faster way than we ever could by acting independently".
With its HydroFormer, Voith Paper contributes the core component to the cooperation. It has been specifically optimized for the formation of wet-laid nonwovens and, with more than 70 successful installations, gained worldwide acceptance. Due to its expertise, Voith also offers support regarding stock and water systems, press concepts, fabrics and calendars.
In the bonding area, the know-how from Trützschler is applied. Web bonding is performed downstream of the former with the help of the well-known AquaJet, a leading solution in the field of hydroentanglement. In this field, Trützschler Nonwovens can draw on extensive experience from more than 100 projects.
As expert for complete production lines for the nonwovens industry, Trützschler is also responsible for drying and winding within the framework of the joint project.
"This cooperation allows us to offer our customers a complete line ranging from wet laying, bonding, to drying and winding", adds Dr. Klaus Afflerbach, responsible for special machines within Voith Paper. "The combination of two wet processes in form of HydroFormer and AquaJet results in a high-quality web that is of interest to manufacturers of cleaning cloths throughout the world."
Trützschler, founded in 1888, is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers with more than 2,800 employees. The traditional family-owned company specializes in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, nonwovens and man-made fiber industry.
Trützschler Nonwovens is part of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and was created through the merger of the long-established Fleissner, Erko and Bastian companies. Here, manufacturers around the globe can find solutions for the entire nonwovens process chain from bale opening, fiber blending, bonding, finishing and winding, as well as for man-made fiber installations.
About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.