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Bicomponent staple fibre order for Oerlikon Neumag

Nov 01, 2016

Oerlikon Neumag received an order for a bicomponent staple fibre plant from a long-time regular customer in Italy.

The order comprises of a plant for the production of sheath/core fibrers made of polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

“The investment is being made in the scope of a planned extension of our customer’s staple fibre production capacities,” explains Gerrit van Loenen, the staple fibre sales director responsible for this project. “As a total solution provider, we were able to convince our customer with our technology.”

Years of experience in bicomponent spinning

Oerlikon Neumag looks back on several years of experience in building bicomponent staple fibre plants. The first plant for this type of fibre was already put into operation in 1995. Oerlikon Neumag offers solutions for various fibre cross-sections including sheath/core, side-by-side, island in the sea as well as orange type and trilobal. The applications are manifold, covering self-crimping fibres, binding fibres, as well as super-micro fibres and hollow fibres. The Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent staple fibre technology is characterised in particular by very robust nozzle packages, which do not have any expensive wearing parts, which in turn significantly reduces costs in this sector. The processing costs when cleaning the nozzle packages are kept to a minimum. In addition, there is also the possibility of a separate temperature control in the spinning beam for the two polymers.

The quality and viscosity of the polymers can thus be adapted exactly according to process requirements.