EcoWipes invests in Voith-Trützschler's WLS-technology
EcoWipes is a young, innovative company that has become a
leading manufacturer and converter of private label products for
the hydro-entangled nonwoven segment. The firm, which is located
to the north of Warsaw, was established in 2009 and has now
already ordered its third nonwovens production line.
EcoWipes has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability
and intensively monitors local and global market trends. In view
of the rising consumer interest in biodegradable materials,
EcoWipes opt for partners Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to
supply the new production line. The progressive and sustainable
WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies
for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect
fit for the EcoWipes product range. It is ideally suited for
producing flushable wipes but also recyclable and biodegradable
products. These materials meet consumer preferences for greater
sustainability at the end of the product cycle.
The sale of this fifth WLS facility is testimony to the
successful collaboration between Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith
as established technology leaders in the wet-laid hydroentangled
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. The HydroFormer concept
builds on Voith’s long experience in the paper and pulp
industry. With HydroFormer 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 enables
EcoWipes to produce a broad product range of wet-laid/spunlaced
or carded/spunlaced nonwovens.