Airlaid Pilot Plant

Airlaid Pilot Plant OvenBased on the newest generation Dan-Web airlaid pilot plant machine, with two independently fed forming heads, this R&D system offers maximum grade flexibility.  Operating at relatively slow speeds compared to commercial production lines, this pilot plant can make novel structures for tomorrow's products today.  The plant can make unusually light or very heavy composite fabrics including those normally made on carding equipment.  100% synthetic fiber webs are possible at both high and low basis weights in uniformly blended composites or as layered webs.  

Marketing Technology Service, Inc. is pleased to offer the industry a complete pilot plant airlaid former, available at our testing facilities.  The plant includes a dual-head Dan-Web air forming machine, three synthetic fiber feeders, two pulp hammermills, an oversized AIRTHERM through-dryer and four-roll heated calender and offers:

This pilot facility is designed to make nonwoven, paper, paperboard, and exotic prototype blend test rolls for confidential client research.  Additional equipment and client-supplied components can be added to this layout on a contract basis.


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The airlaid process for making wood pulp fibers into roll goods has great potential.  Besides obvious environmental benefits, airlaid composite webs offer almost unlimited product development opportunities for both the paper and nonwovens industries.

Because MTS's laboratories have many years of experience with airlaid grade development and product testing, the new pilot line has been specially designed to offer maximum flexibility regarding recipes and basis weight.  Designed from the beginning as a "test roll" development facility, a great deal of prototyping can be performed without the expense associated with running full-scale machines for concept testing.  A full range of virgin and recycled fibers, particles and additives can be produced at ultrahigh or ultralow densities using latex, thermal bonding or water/pressure bonding techniques.

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