ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch
line for geotextiles to
Manifattura Fontana, Italy
ANDRITZ has received an order from Manifattura Fontana, based
in Valstagna, Italy, and part of the Belgian technical textile
company Sioen Industries, to supply a neXline needlepunch
eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles. Start-up of the
line is scheduled for October 2018.
The scope of supply includes all of the machines from opening
and blending to an automatic packaging system. The line
incorporates cutting-edge ANDRITZ technologies and equipment,
- A TCF-X high-capacity chute feed capable of processing
long staple fibers.
- An eXcelle card with 3.5 m working width.
- The state-of-the-art ProDyn and Isolayer systems for
- High-speed needlelooms with the innovative Zeta drafters
to fine-tune tensile strength parameters and boost the
production capacity for lightweight fabrics.
Unique Zeta drafter for perfect control of the web.
Robust needlelooms for consistent quality.
For the first time in Italy, the line will feature
air-through bonding capabilities in combination with calendering.
It is targeted to become the most productive line in Europe.
ANDRITZ high-capacity neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for
production of geotextiles.
Manifattura Fontana joined Sioen Industries, a publicly
listed Belgian company specialized in technical textile
solutions, in 2016. It has been manufacturing nonwoven
geotextiles from synthetic fibers for nearly 50 years and is
developing new solutions and improved products for separation,
filtration, protection, drainage, and reinforcement. Manifattura
Fontana is a leading company in the global geotextile markets
and provides its customers with added-value geotextiles for many
applications, such as the construction of roads, railways,
reservoirs, dams, and tunnels, as well as for earthworks,
foundations, erosion control, drainage, waste disposal, or