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Oerlikon achieves strong growth in all segments
In 2017, Oerlikon delivered on its targets and recorded top-line growth as well as improved operating profitability across all segments.Dr Roland Fischer, CEO Oerlikon Group, said, The year 2017 marks a year of strong financial performance for the group and across all segments
ANDRITZ starts up eXcelle line in Poland
The line has a production capacity of about 1,000 kg/h and produces nonwovens made of natural fibres, glass fibres and polypropylene from 300 to 2,400 gsm for the automotive industry.
Double-digit profitability in Oerlikon's MMF segment
The Manmade Fibres Segment of Oerlikon captured a significant share of the business in the filament equipment market, where a high level of demand prevailed, particularly in China.
“We are pleased to announce another quarter of profitable growth”, said Dr Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon Group. “Our positive performance confirms that our strategy addresses attractive markets, our initiatives and activities are delivering positive results, and we are able to take advantage of the growth momentum and opportunities in our end markets. Consequently, we are in a position to increase our full-year expectations for the second time this year.”
Oerlikon expands technology portfolio
Oerlikon has announced that it has acquired Primateria AB in Sweden und signed an agreement to acquire the assets of DiaPac LLC and Diamond Recovery Services Inc (DRS) in the US.
Unitop Acqucare: A leader in caustic recovery plants
Unitop Aquacare is into project engineering and turnkey execution of chemical and other projects. The company is an off-shoot of Elite Engineers, who have been operating in this field since 1974. The Group enjoys the facilities of a modern engineering office having manufacturing at Thane and Surat SEZ
Energy savings in textile mills
Textile mills have been operating the waste recovery system (WRS) to suck the waste from the cards, combers and blow room after matching the collective specs of waste suction flow and Pascal pressure requirements to the WRS. After a few years, the parameters are altered due to change of equipment, variations in cotton, changing quality needs suiting to market. Here, we have to keep the energy saving option always open, routinely during the above. Though the WRS OEM has given the Pascal gauge at the filter box, and at the individual cards, the mill has to maintain the optimum Pascal suction at each of the card.
Italian machinery: Domestic orders on the rise
For Italian textile machinery manufacturers, the first quarter of 2016 has opened with a recovery in orders on the domestic side. In foreign markets, orders have instead dropped off slightly. Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT, said: “The recovery on the domestic market compared to the minimum recorded a year ago is highly encouraging. Abroad, only a few markets have performed well.”
Combining cost cutting with environmental protection
Textile manufacturers can use Caustic Recovery Plants (CRP) by Körting Hannover AG to lower the quantity of caustic soda used in mercerising by impressive 85 per cent. In this way, the plants do not only reduce operating costs substantially but also pollution.