Oerlikon notes demand for industrial yarns systems 

January 19th, 2017

Last year, systems manufacturer Oerlikon Barmag experienced a significant uptick in their industrial yarns projects — from melt to yarn production processes. Oerlikon Barmag predicts continued growth, especially in the Asian and European markets, in polyester and polyamide yarns used in the automotive sector (airbags, safety belts, tire cord); a spectrum of geotextiles; and products […]

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Automotive sector shows potential for airbag yarn

December 1st, 2016

Citing estimates by press-release distributor Business Wire, Swiss materials developer Oerlikon notes the demand for airbags will increase by 5 percent annually over the next five years. To date, airbags have been predominantly manufactured using polyamide 6.6 yarns, the company notes. However, there is a noticeable trend with these challenging industrial filament yarns toward polyester. […]

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Oerlikon Barmag opens Chemnitz site

July 15th, 2015

German fiber-technology developer Oerlikon Barmag has opened its new technology center in Chemnitz. The 1,600-square-meter (17,000-plus square feet) building was constructed in just 10 months. The new building will host development and testing primarily of extrusion systems for tapes and monofilaments along with winding/texturing machines, twisting machines and carbon-fiber winders. It also will feature a […]

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