Tufropes to develop unique pentamerous technology based on Truetzschler Nonwovens’ and Voith’s CP equipment

Indian Tufropes is partnering with Truetzschler Nonwovens and Voith to install its unique pentamerous technology. The company’s first nonwovens production line will be capable to produce 5 different eco-friendly, hydroentangled products.

Truetzschler Nonwovens and Voith are thrilled to be the technology partner for Tufropes’ (patent pending) unique nonwoven line based on pentamerous technology. The new installation relies heavily on Truetzschler/Voith core components for wet-laying, carding and hydroentangling. Proprietary refinements will allow Tufropes to produce any possible hydroentangled nonwoven material, including bio-degradable, natural fibre, eco-friendly high-performance nonwovens. Globally this would be a first industrial-scale pentamerous technology-based nonwoven project. Based in Gujarat, India, the line is expected to be commissioned next year.

India has a huge potential concerning hygiene-related nonwoven products. Wet and dry wipes lift hygienic standards in baby and body care. Since all these products are single-use items, the need for environmental-friendly products cannot be doubted.

Founded in 1992, Tufropes today is a leader in providing high quality and technologically superior rope and netting solutions. Known for its emphasis on quality and safety, Tufropes’ rope and netting solutions are used in a wide array of industries such as aquaculture, marine, safety, sports, shipping and defense.  

Targeting the nearly untapped market of locally made, disposable nonwoven products, Tufropes decided to embark on the journey of establishing a progressive and sustainable nonwoven production line with pentamerous technologies.  Truetzschler/Voith’s carded/pulp (CP) technology combines a cost-effective, wet-laid pulp layer and a carded web layer from cellulosic fibres.

The management team at Tufropes opted for Truetzschler Nonwovens and Voith for good reason to supply machinery and be the technology partners in this new project.

“The team of Truetzschler and Voith stands out due to extensive experience with the wet-laid/hydroentangled d nonwoven technology. Several wet-laying/spunlacing plants and their CP line at a European customer is running at full capacity. Besides profound knowledge, expertise and running solutions, the local set-up of both companies in India convinced us. We wanted to invest in a unique and progressive technology and we are pleased to have found the best partners in Truetzschler and Voith to realise our first step into a new business field.”, says Tufropes’ Madhav Goel, (Promoter/Director).

Tufropes new production will deliver fully functional, affordable and 100% bio-degradable nonwovens. “A special advantage of our CP nonwovens technology is the very consistent distribution of stock suspension for highly flat profiles,” explains Oliver Crasser, Sales Manager Inclined Wire Solutions at Voith Paper. “The NCT high-speed card delivers a carded web into the manufacturing process. It offers additional flexibility in web forming and end products.”, adds Christian Maennich, Area Sales Manager at Truetzschler Nonwovens. A.T.E’s Product Head for Nonwovens, Rupali Chitnis, closely works together with Truetzschler Nonwovens. She is excited: “Truetzschler and Voith implement a customer-oriented, tailor-made solution that guarantees an efficient and sustainable nonwoven manufacturing process. This project will equip Tufropes to manufacture superior quality, eco-friendly nonwoven products for the mass market. A perfect solution for India.”

Tufropes, founded in 1992 by Mr. Arun Goel, is a first-generation company, an Indian giant and globally amongst the top 5 companies manufacturing rope and netting solutions. With 28 years of experience, 5 manufacturing sites and over 2000 employees, Tufropes is a trusted partner for rope and netting products in numerous sectors such as marine, aquaculture, industrial, safety, sports, retail, defence and logistics. Made in India, for the World – Tufropes products are well recognized and approved globally in 84+ countries.

With about 3000 employees, Truetzschler is one of the leading textile machine manufacturers in the world. Truetzschler specializes in machines, systems, and accessories for spinning preparation, nonwovens, and the chemical fiber industry. Founded more than 125 years ago, the company is headquartered in Moenchengladbach, Germany. It has additional locations in Germany, India, China, Brazil, USA, and Switzerland.

Truetzschler Nonwovens is a division of the Truetzschler Group with a focus on complete production lines and machinery for hydroentangled (spunlaced), through-air and chemical bonded nonwovens. Its range of products includes solutions encompassing the entire nonwovens process chain from fibre preparation, web formation, web bonding, and finishing to drying and winding.

Truetzschler India Private Limited (TIPL) is not only a place where Truetzschler machines of international quality are produced, but also project planning, sales and nation-wide service are independently taken care of. TIPL is a major keystone of the Truetzschler Group’s “Global Production Strategy”. More than 65 field engineers and technicians perform start-up and maintenance activities in India and worldwide.

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20000 employees, sales of EUR  4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from a single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process. www.voith.com

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