Oerlikon presents innovative solutions for MMF at ITME
For Oerlikon, this was the second major appearance in India in the recent months, after hosting its customer event in Daman in November.
Swiss Oerlikon Group’s Polymer Processing Solutions division presented a broad range of products and services focused on manufacturing and processing manmade fibers (MMF) at ITME 2022 under the banner of ‘From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens’. For Oerlikon, this was the second major appearance in India in the recent months, after hosting its customer event in Daman in November. The Government of India’s policy to encourage growth of manmade fiber industry is expected to present more growth avenues of Oerlikon.
“Given the present geopolitical scenario, India has a big opportunity to enhance its share in the global MMF textile value chain. With its expertise in the area of MMF technologies, Oerlikon is in a position to fully support India’s growth in this sector. But, Indian companies need to invest now in new technologies to gain from evolving global market. In addition to India, we see huge potential for us in Bangladesh, where many companies are looking to invest in setting up raw material production sites. Thus, India and Bangladesh offer good opportunities for business from polymer processing projects,” explained André Wissenberg, VP & Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co KG.
Oerlikon also offers solutions to produce high-end yarn from both bottles and textile waste; thus helping textile production operations to run on the zero-waste philosophy. With the need for sustainability increasing, Oerlikon can be an ideal partner for textile companies to achieve their green goals. “If you want to export to Europe in the future (2025 onwards), you have to fulfill certain environmental regulations, which requires investment in new technologies. With environmental regulation becoming strong, interest of textile industry is growing in recycling and zero waste production technologies, which offers big opportunity for us. Oerlikon used ITME 2022 platform to showcase its offers in recycling and discuss new possibilities with our potential customers. Indian textile industry needs to gear up for this new regulation to expand its business in Europe and we are ready to help them,” said André Wissenberg.