Private Label Convertor Invests in Sustainable Technology

Close-up of wet-laid/spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens wipe, where the nonwoven is perforated instead of structured.

EcoWipes, a manufacturer and converter of private label products for the wetlaid hydroentangled nonwoven segment, has ordered its third nonwovens production line.

Located north of Warsaw, Poland, the firm was established in 2009 and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, and constantly monitors local and global market trends.

In view of the rising consumer interest in biodegradable materials, EcoWipes opted for Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to supply the new production line.

The sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is suitable for producing flushable wipes and also recyclable and biodegradable products for greater sustainability at the end of the product cycle.

The new production line at EcoWipes is a flexible, wet-dry nonwoven facility. Voith is supplying the HydroFormer, one of the main components of the new line, which builds on Voith’s experience in the paper and pulp industry. With this technology the suspension is highly diluted, so nonwovens can be produced entirely from cellulose, a renewable and cost-effective raw material.

Trützschler Nonwovens is not just responsible for the hydroentangling, drying and reeling up, but will also supply its latest high-speed card. This flexible configuration will enable EcoWipes to produce a wide range of wet-laid/spunlaced or carded/spunlaced nonwovens.

Trützschler

With a workforce of around 3,000, Trützschler is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of textile machines. It specializes in machines, equipment and accessories for spinning preparation, and the nonwovens and manmade fiber industries. The company has its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, as well as other facilities in Germany, India, China, Brazil, the USA and Switzerland.

Close-up of wet-laid and spunlaced structured wipe.

Trützschler Nonwovens is a division of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and resulted from the acquisition and amalgamation of Fleissner, Erko/Hergeth and Bastian. It offers solutions for the entire nonwoven process chain, from fiber preparation, web formation, bonding and finishing to reeling up. The man-made fibers division (filament) provides solutions for the extrusion and spinning of carpet and technical yarns.

Voith Paper

Voith Paper, a division of Voith, focuses on optimizing the paper manufacturing process and developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. It also offers a wide service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith

Voith operates in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials, and transport and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith currently has more than 39,000 employees and annual sales of €5.3 billion. It has locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

For more information contact:
Jutta Stehr, Senior Marketing Manager
Trützschler Nonwovens
Tel: +49-6103-401321
Email: jutta.stehr@truetzschler.de
Website: www.truetzschler-nonwovens.de

Oliver Berger, Manager Product & Corporate Communication EMEA, Key Account VP
Voith GmbH & Co KGaA
Tel: +49-7321-372487
Email: oliver.berger@voith.com
Website: www.voith.com