Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

China’s Hangzhou Nbond Nonwoven has started up a new flushable wipes production line.

Supplied by Voith and Truetzschler, the new production line is the first in the Chinese market to use the wet-laid spunlacing (WLS) concept of the HydroFormer and AquaJet technology.

It reached an operating speed of 200m/min three days after it was started up.

The production line uses wet-laid technology with cellulose fibre as raw material for the production of flushable wipes and is Nbond’s eighth line.

It has a 3,750mm wire width and 250m/min design speed.

Nbond produces flushable wipes within a basis weight range of 50 to 80g/m² and will achieve an annual capacity of up to 15,000 tonnes.

Voith supplied the HydroFormer; with its technology the suspension is highly diluted so nonwovens can be produced entirely from cellulose.

Truetzschler supplied the AquaJet technology, a drum dryer and a winder.

The line will play an important role for Nbond in strengthening its market position in China and in the global non-woven fabric market.