In 2015, the first steps were taken to establish Kansan Materials, based on the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly raw materials in the fields of hygiene, baby care, and personal hygiene. Kansan produced machines that use special wet laying and web forming technologies to manufacture wetlaid nonwovens for hygiene, personal care, medical, filtration, construction, and insulation sectors. Wetlaid is a type of nonwoven material with flushable and biodegradable properties, consisting of pulp, cellulose, or similar organic fibers.
Kansan recently finished the manufacturing of very first industrial scale wetlaid production line. This line consists of a headbox, a hydroentangling unit/water jet, a dewatering unit, a thru-air dryer, and an inline slitter rewinder—all of which are designed, developed, and built by Kansan Materials.
The headbox unit, is the most crucial component of a wetlaid production line. It performs a wet laying process and can dose short and long fibres in the same suspension to produce wetlaid nonwoven substrate with flushable properties yet strong enough to be easily processed on modern converting machines.
The hydroentangling unit, uses high-pressure waters jets to help entangle fibres to increase the mechanical strength of the nonwoven substrate. This delicate process not only increases the material strength but also the wet wipe converting machines’ uptimes indirectly due to the sufficient tear resistance at such high-speed processes.
KM Slitter Winder
KM Slitter Winder reflects the 30 years of experience and know-how of Kansan engineers in material handling and paper and nonwoven converting. It winds the product on a shaft and slits the width at desired dimension online. When the preset diameter is reached then the shaft is removed from the process and the new shaft is placed on the winder without having to stop the line.