Not just winding, but printing too

A.Celli Nonwovens has finalised a new project with a leading European breathable textile backsheet producer for the supply of a multi-functional lamination line with printing capabilities.

Celli will supply two non-stop unwind stands, one for PE film and the otherfor spunbond/meltblown nonwovens.
The integrated combination of these two machines enables unwinding and off-line/in-line slitting for the production of different finished products.

Celli’s non-stop unwind stands are specifically designed for projects where the roll good producer is seeking to expand its product range and introduce the flexibility to produce value added fabrics.In addition to PE films and nonwovens, non-stop unwind stands are designed to unwind a range of different webs including paper and tissue.

The printing machine has been designed to print on polyethylene film in two colours. Afully customised Windy winder will be specially designed and developed to produce high quality reels with in-line slitting. The Windy’s modular design allowsit to be customised to suitdifferent applications, which is what makes it particularly suited to projects such as this one.

A shaft androll handling system will be installed to process the reels coming off the winder. This will bring benefits to the production linein production for the highly competitive hygiene and medical markets.

Comments from A.Celli Nonwovens
, Chief Executive Officer, comments on the customer’s decision to select A.Celli Nonwovens technology for its capacity expansion project:

“The machinery selected by this important European customer provides a cost-effective solution andincreases production capacity in this expanding market, said CEO Alessandro Celli. “A.Celli’s decision to incorporate printing capabilities will enable us to offer our customers – the roll goods producers – the possibility of producing nonwovens with added aesthetic benefits that converters are now looking for, to empower their brands with designs and images for product differentiation.”

Celli’s customer, which prefers to remain unnamed, is one of the biggest producers of breathable film and BTBS in Europe. The laminate it produces is extremely effective due to its unique protection and strength, as well as its softness and light weight. It is perfectly suited to hygiene products such as napkins, baby diapers and a wide range of incontinence products. The printing unit will enable patterns to be printed between the film and nonwoven layer as a means of enhancing the visual qualities of the final product.


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