ANDRITZ strengthens nonwovens business by acquiring Dan-Web

International technology group ANDRITZ has signed an agreement with Dan-Web Machinery A/S based in Galten, Denmark, to take over 100% of its shares.

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The acquisition of Dan-Web, captured in a photo at ITMA (from left to right: Tobias Schäfer (ANDRITZ), Peter Schnell (Dan-Web), Andreas Lukas (ANDRITZ) and Kurt Sørensen (Dan-Web). Photo - ANDRITZ
The acquisition of Dan-Web, captured in a photo at ITMA (from left to right: Tobias Schäfer (ANDRITZ), Peter Schnell (Dan-Web), Andreas Lukas (ANDRITZ) and Kurt Sørensen (Dan-Web). Photo - ANDRITZ

Dan-Web is a leading supplier of a wide range of technologies for the production of airlaid nonwovens. This acquisition further extends and strengthens ANDRITZ’s product and service portfolio in the field of nonwovens.

Dan-Web engineers, designs, and builds customized machines and turnkey plants to produce air-laid nonwovens for baby diapers, fem care, incontinence products, wipes, and other applications. With 50 employees at the facility in Galten, the company has been a successful provider of equipment and services to the air-laid industry for almost 50 years.

With this acquisition, ANDRITZ Nonwoven is adding competence in air-laid technology to its comprehensive product portfolio, which already includes air-through bonding, needle punch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, as well as converting of nonwovens, also textile finishing, textile recycling, and natural fiber processing technologies. ANDRITZ has been cooperating with Dan-Web for the supply of air-laid systems when providing complete production lines for many years.

Dan-Web’s product range also enables ANDRITZ to participate in the dry-laid cellulose process for the production of environmentally friendly packaging and single-use products. Dan-Web is a leading supplier of hammer mills and forming head technologies for these pulp-based applications, which fits well with ANDRITZ’s expertise in pulp technologies.

Kurt Soerensen, President of Dan-Web, says: “I am delighted about joining forces with ANDRITZ. As part of the ANDRITZ GROUP, our product portfolio will be integrated into first-class process applications. Our common approach is to put a focus on further developing the range of environmentally friendly production technologies for the nonwovens industry.”

Andreas Lukas, Head of ANDRITZ Nonwoven adds: “After more than two decades of successful collaboration, we now have decided to move closer together, which allows both of us to further develop certain processes much faster. I would like to personally thank Kurt Soerensen for his trust in ANDRITZ and look very much forward to having the Dan-Web team on board.”

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