International technology group ANDRITZ has delivered, installed, and commissioned a mechanical textile recycling line and an airlay line at Novafiber’s nonwovens production mill in Palín, Guatemala. Both lines have been successfully operating since December 2022.
Novafiber CEO and Head of Production together with ANDRITZ technicians and project manager in front of the newly installed 6-cylinder EXEL line
Inside of a mattress made with Novafiber end-products from ANDRITZ airlay line
Thanks to the excellent cooperation between Novafiber and ANDRITZ Laroche, commissioning was completed within a very short time. Jean Philippe Bernard, CEO at Novafiber comments: “It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with ANDRITZ again on a waste-to-value project. Seven years ago, we launched our first textile recycling and nonwovens production project together with ANDRITZ Laroche. Our new project has also been a perfect opportunity to take advantage of ANDRITZ’s technological innovations to achieve an even better fiber opening quality along with higher capacity.”
Based in Palín, Novafiber is a leading company in Guatemala for producing nonwovens from post-industrial textile waste for both the local market and export.