The key trends for non-woven fabric producing machinery are demand and requirement for low energy consumption rates per kg of textile material, a low carbon dioxide footprint associated with machine operation, recyclability of used textile material—be it from durable or disposable applications, according to Johann-Philipp Dilo, chief executive officer of Germany-based DiloGroup.
At the same time material resources and fibre consumption should reach minimum levels to fulfill the physical functions of the textile products. In short, lightweight non-wovens will have to fulfill and perform like heavier and thicker materials, Dilo told Fibre2Fashion in an interview.
The company has developed a new system, called '3D-Lofter', to create material of different thickness in the plain. This technology may be imagined as a 3D printer using sliver from any fibre in an aerodynamic process that puts aerodynamic web, forming heads in an array across the width of the material, he added.
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Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)