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Oerlikon promises paradigm changes

Oct 01, 2015
Oerlikon promises paradigm changes

The Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group will be represented with its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag competence brands. ´In a market that is proving to be increasingly difficult, we will set new trends with our innovations and once again change the markets´, promises André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

Total solutions provider: Here, Oerlikon is latching onto the successful product developments of the past few years. In addition to unveiling the strategic expansion within the polycondensation business by means of the joint ven-ture with Chinese partner Huitong, the segment is above all focusing on offering its customers total manmade fibre spinning systems solutions. ´´From Melt to Yarn, fibres and Nonwovens´ is our maxim´, continues Wissenberg. ´Currently, we are the world´s only manufacturer that has the know-how and the capacities to offer complex manmade fibre spinning systems for polyester, nylon and polypropylene from a single source´. Something that all visitors to the 650-m² trade fair stand will be able to convince themselves of.

Furthermore, Oerlikon Barmag will be showcasing ground-breaking innovations in the areas of POY/DTY, FDY and IDY filament spinning and texturing as well as the manufacture of monofilaments. Here, the focus is on further new product developments and optimisations in line with the Oerlikon e-save philosophy, which promotes the manufacture of products oriented on sustainability. Oerlikon Neumag will concentrate on its BCF, staple fibre and nonwovens core competencies and present all interested visitors with the latest product developments by means of its virtual reality technology in the 3D showrooms.

Attractive accompanying programme: After the ITMA Barcelona 2011, Oerlikon is once again sponsoring the World Textile Summit in Milan. The first speakers have been already announced. In line with the key themes of ITMA 2015, the Summit´s programme is being developed to explore a series of topics that link decisions on sustainability to profitability and corporate success.

Nonwovens: ´a world of growth and opportunities´
On Monday, November 16, 2015, EDANA and ITMA 2015 organiser MP Expositions will jointly host a Nonwovens Forum. The program will feature topics relating to global industry trends, opportunities and challenges, as well as production technologies and management. Oerlikon Neumag will talk about its innovations in ´Spunbond Lines for Technical Applications´. Martin Rademacher, Sales Manager, and Dr Ingo Maehlmann, Senior Manager Product Management Nonwoven, will talk about the polymer and technology trends as well as growth expectations for technical applications. They will also present their case study: ´bitumen roofing substrate and geotextiles meeting market requirements.´

Oerlikon is a leading, globally-active technology group supplying growth markets with mar-ket-leading technologies and services for surface solutions, systems for manufacturing manmade fibres, transmission systems and drive solutions as well as pre-vacuum and high vacuum technologies and pumps and the corresponding accessories. The leading Oerlikon technologies enable customers to in-crease their product performance and productivity, utilise resources and energy more efficiently and make a contribution towards sustainable development. As a Swiss company with a history stretching back more than 100 years, Oerlikon and its in excess of 15,500 employees are present at more than 200 sites in 36 different countries. In 2014, sales totaled CHF 3.2 billion. The company, which invested CHF 121 million in R&D in 2014, employees more than 1,300 specialists for developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

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