Oerlikon enters strategic partnership

April 19th, 2017

The Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group is entering into a strategic partnership with the Italian company Teknoweb Materials s.r.l., which is aimed at extending both companies’ nonwovens portfolio to include disposable nonwovens. Teknoweb uses its Arvell Technology manufacturing process to produce spunbond-airlaid nonwoven wipes. Arvell Technology dispenses with hydroentanglement and subsequent drying, […]

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Oerlikon, Huitong join in new polycondensation system

December 7th, 2016

Despite the continuing market slowdown in China, the new manmade-fibers segment Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering Co. Ltd.—a joint venture of Swiss technology group Oerlikon and Chinese chemicals specialists Huitong Chemical Engineering Technique—recently signed an order for a 60,000-tons-a-year polycondensation system. The system, to be commissioned in China’s Jiangsu Province in the second half of 2017, will be installed […]

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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 debuts upgraded production-monitoring system

November 25th, 2015

German textile manufacturer Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers Segment has introduced the next stage of its modular Plant Operation Center (POC), which can now capture and digitize all the steps of yarn production and processing, including plant technology from third-party suppliers. In addition, it can be linked to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The networking of several […]

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Oerlikon Barmag presents innovative solutions for HMLS polyester yarn

May 27th, 2015

Swiss technical-textile maker Oerlikon Barmag introduced its high-modulus low-shrinkage (HMLS) yarn at Techtextil 2015 offering a polyester to be used in tire cord. One of two companies worldwide that produces machine solutions for the production of HMLS yarn—the material is tear resistant, but elastic and temperature stable—used predominantly in high-speed tires. Oerlikon Barmag’s polyester tire […]

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