WPT Nonwovens shakes hands with Trützschler Nonwovens on a line for technical nonwovens


Egelsbach, February 2, 2023

The American company WPT Nonwovens invests in a new thermobonding line for filter media. Trützschler Nonwovens teamed up with Schott & Meissner to deliver a state-of-the-art, high-capacity line including the T-BLEND fiber preparation system, two TWF-NC roller cards and Schott&Meissner’s high-speed “Speedliner” belt oven.

Air conditioning systems are not only an integral part of many buildings all over the world. They are vital components in cars, trucks, planes and other. Home and Vehicle Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems often rely on thermo- or through-air bonded nonwovens for air filtering.

WPT Nonwovens is a specialist not only for filtration media but also for nonwovens used in the medical, hygiene and industrial sectors. The US-based company started its business in 2008 and quickly became a trusted supplier of spunbonded, needle-punched, wet-laid and carded nonwovens.

To enable further growth, WPT Nonwovens now decided to invest in a new through-air bonding line. The Trützschler machinery has been selected to ensure reliable fibre preparation and web forming processes for various special, technically demanding filtration media. The proximity and excellent relationship to Trützschler USA finally convinced WPT Nonwovens to shake hands with Trützschler Nonwovens.

The start-up of the through-air bonding line is planned for the 3rd quarter 2023. Trützschler Nonwovens is proud to support WPT Nonwovens in supplying technical nonwovens to a demanding market

Multi-purpose TWF-NC roller card enables reliable and efficient web forming for durable technical nonwovens

About Trützschler Nonwovens and Trützschler USA

Trützschler Nonwovens is a leading supplier of machinery and know-how for the efficient production of fibre-based nonwovens. The product range includes complete production lines and machinery for hydroentangled (spunlaced), mechanical, through-air and chemically bonded nonwovens. The scope of supply covers the entire process chain from fiber preparation to web forming, bonding and finishing to drying and winding. Trützschler Nonwovens is part of the Trützschler Group SE, a German textile machinery manufacturer headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Trützschler USA with its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina and with over 130 employees produces a considerable part of the Trützschler product range for the traditional textile and the nonwovens industry. The company is operating own service, sales and spare parts departments, an electrical repair center and the Electrical Control Department. Since 2011 Trützschler USA is also manufacturing card clothing products in the Charlotte facility. 

About WPT Nonwovens Corporation

WPT Nonwovens Corporation is a Beaver Dam, KY based 3rd generation family-owned, nonwoven manufacturer. WPT is 100% American-owned, FDA registered, and a service disabled veteran owned small business. WPT’s key nonwoven focuses are in the medical, hygiene, filtration, and industrial markets operating three production facilities, six non-woven lines and five medical products converting lines. WPT Corporation’s President, Travis Robbins, is a U.S Army combat veteran having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.