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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Asian market for high-end carpet yarns growing

March 30th, 2016

According to a press release from Germany-based filament maker Oerlikon Neumag, consumer demand in the Asian flooring market is enjoying a turnaround, likely attributable to both the currently low price of oil and increased manufacturing capacities in Asia, resulting in a nearly 30 percent reduction in the cost of producing PA6 (polyamide-6) nylon granulate. “The […]

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Oerlikon Neumag presents energy-saving carpet fiber process

January 28th, 2015

Swiss manmade fiber specialist Oerlikon Neumag introduced its new rotating tangle RoTac3 unit at January’s Domotex 2015 flooring show in Hanover, Germany. As opposed to conventional tangle units, the RoTac technology forms tangle knots with a pulsating instead of a continuous air current. The machine’s rotating nozzle jacket has several holes with corresponding spacing determined […]

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