Starlinger to be present with STC Spinnzwirn

Starlinger to be present with STC Spinnzwirn

At this year’s ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery exhibition held every 4 years, the Starlinger Group will present itself in Barcelona together with its new member STC Spinnzwirn for the first time.

Hall: 7 | Booth: B212

At this year’s ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery exhibition held every 4 years, the Starlinger Group will present itself in Barcelona together with its new member STC Spinnzwirn for the first time. On a total area of 460 m², Starlinger underlines its leading position in the field of machinery and process technology for plastic fabrics.

Everything from a single source: The Starlinger Group with headquarters in Austria is the world’s only supplier of the entire product range for the production of plastic fabrics, from tape extrusion lines and circular looms through to sack conversion, plant monitoring, and the recycling of production scrap. With the acquisition of the company now operating under the name STC Spinnzwirn (formerly known as Oerlikon business unit Barmag Spinnzwirn), Starlinger has expanded this broad range even further, particularly with respect to special extrusion (e.g., artificial grass, baler twine) and winding technology. In addition to the winders and twisting machines of STC Spinnzwirn, ITMA visitors will be able to get a good impression of the Industry 4.0 solutions of winding specialist Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG based in Eschwege/Germany, which joined Starlinger Group in 2002. Further ITMA highlights are the software solutions for central plant monitoring and digital process optimization developed for the Starlinger Group by GRAFiT, a subsidiary founded in 2018.

High-performance fabrics made of (recycled) PET

With a focus on the circular economy, Starlinger will exhibit an FX 6.1 circular loom at ITMA 2019 to demonstrate the circular weaving of tapes made of recycled PET; the resulting rPET fabric is ideal for the manufacturing of U-panel FIBCs (flexible intermediate bulk containers or container sacks). The FX 6.1 is a 6-shuttle circular loom that is primarily used for the production of high-performance fabrics and does not possess any sliding parts which would require lubrication. This ensures that the fabric is completely oil-free and suitable for packaging food products. Starlinger currently registers a high demand for circular looms with a large working width that are often used to make plastic fabric for FIBCs. Due to its form stability, flexibility and high melting point, (recycled) PET lends itself perfectly to FIBCs, in which large product quantities are transported and stored. Further advantages of (r)PET FIBCs are their suitability for multiple use as well as their excellent recyclability.

Starlinger is a Vienna-based engineering company with production sites in Weissenbach and St. Martin, Austria, as well as Taicang, China. As the world’s leading supplier of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production, recycling and PET extrusion and refinement, Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. is a synonym for leadership in quality and technology in over 130 countries. Founded in 1835, the family-owned business has been exporting machines worldwide for more than 50 years with an export quota of over 99.5 per cent. Sales and service centres in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan ensure quick and professional technical support and service.

STC Spinnzwirn was founded in 1866 under the name “Workshop Carl and Anton Hamel” and thus looks back on more than 150 years of textile machinery engineering. The company was acquired by Oerlikon in 2007 and was run as business unit Barmag Spinnzwirn; since autumn 2018, STC Spinnzwirn is a member of the Austrian Starlinger Group. In the center of activities of the Chemnitz-based long-standing company are turnkey extrusion plants for the production of tape and monofilament yarns such as artificial grass, baler twine, or carpet backing. Moreover, the portfolio includes twisting and texturing machines as well as a range of versatile high-speed winders, both manual winders and automatic winders for high-performance fibers.

SAHM is an international enterprise based in Eschwege, Germany. SAHM offers innovative solutions in winding and unwinding technology, and support for upstream and downstream processes. SAHM is a leader in automatic winding technology for high performance fibers. The product portfolio includes precision cross winders, parallel winders and rewinding equipment for various materials such as carbon fibers, technical yarns, industrial yarns und security tapes as well as single end extrusion coating lines for PVC coating. Founded in 1945 by the engineer Georg Sahm, the reputation and the name SAHM have been synonymous with quality, expertise and reliability worldwide. Service offices in Fountain Inn, SC, USA and Guangzhou, China as well as a worldwide network of expert agencies ensure rapid availability. Since 2002, SAHM has been affiliated with the Starlinger Group based in Vienna, Austria.

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