Manifattura Fontana, one of the fastest growing geotextiles producers, is adding a complete neXline needlepunch line from Andritz for the production of geotextiles to its site in Romano d’Ezzelino, Italy. Start-up is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. This addition will make Manifattura Fontana one of the very few players in the world to deliver fabric rolls with waterproof protection.
The needlepunch line will cover all process steps from fiber opening to automatic products packaging. The line will also include the latest ProWin profiling technology to enhance web weight evenness on cards and crosslappers.
This is the second line in three years supplied to Manifattura Fontana by Andritz AG, Graz/Austria for applications including the construction of roads, railways, reservoirs, dams, and tunnels, as well as for earthworks, foundations, erosion control, drainage, waste disposal or containment.
Manifattura Fontana Spa, Valstagna, Italy, is part of the textile group Sioen Industries NV in Ardooie, Belgium, a leading producer of technical textiles employing 4,500 in the global market with plants in 15 countries.