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New thrust pad contacting device for the Baltic crimper (c) Oerlikon
New thrust pad contacting device for the Baltic crimper
26.03.2020

Oerlikon: New thrust pad contacting device for the Baltic crimper

Less wear and superior fiber quality

Technological changes to Oerlikon Neumag’s Baltic crimper thrust pad contacting device have resulted in considerably reduced friction in the crimper rolls and hence less wear and fewer metal particles contaminating the crimped staple fibers.

Thrust pads close the gap between the crimper rolls on either side. Normally, these thrust pads are continually pressed – under high pressure – against the sides of the crimper rolls. Wear and metal debris on the thrust pads is the result of this constant contact. The metal debris can contaminate the fibers, something that is particularly undesirable in hygiene applications.

Less wear and superior fiber quality

Technological changes to Oerlikon Neumag’s Baltic crimper thrust pad contacting device have resulted in considerably reduced friction in the crimper rolls and hence less wear and fewer metal particles contaminating the crimped staple fibers.

Thrust pads close the gap between the crimper rolls on either side. Normally, these thrust pads are continually pressed – under high pressure – against the sides of the crimper rolls. Wear and metal debris on the thrust pads is the result of this constant contact. The metal debris can contaminate the fibers, something that is particularly undesirable in hygiene applications.

New thrust pad contacting device for reduced metal debris and greater durability
With the new system, the thrust pads are pressed against the rolls with less pressure and then fixed into place. This prevents fibers from being caught and the frictional force between the pressure disk thrust pad and the crimper roll is minimized. Pilot applications have demonstrated that metal debris from the pressure disks thrust pads is dramatically reduced, making them between three and seven times more durable.

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Even more efficient and economical – the modified RoTac³ is part of the BCF S8’s standard scope of delivery   (c) Oerlikon Neumag
Even more efficient and economical – the modified RoTac³ is part of the BCF S8’s standard scope of delivery
20.03.2020

Oerlikon Neumag: RoTac³ tangling unit with comprehensive modifications

Major technological changes to Oerlikon Neumag’s RoTac³ tangling unit produce even more efficient BCF yarn tangling. On the one hand, the tangling nozzle has been flow - optimized, allowing the air pressure to be lowered by approximately 10 percent compared to its predecessor while maintaining the same knot strength. Furthermore, the nozzle bearing arrangements have been improved. Consequently, either higher speeds or nozzle rings with greater numbers of holes can be used, generating more knots in the yarn.

Even at high production speeds, tangling knots can be set considerably more evenly with the RoTac³ than in the case of other conventional tangling units. Frequent tangling dropouts are now a thing of the past. This ensures better yarn quality and has a positive impact on further processing. The result: the carpet has a visibly more even appearance.

Major technological changes to Oerlikon Neumag’s RoTac³ tangling unit produce even more efficient BCF yarn tangling. On the one hand, the tangling nozzle has been flow - optimized, allowing the air pressure to be lowered by approximately 10 percent compared to its predecessor while maintaining the same knot strength. Furthermore, the nozzle bearing arrangements have been improved. Consequently, either higher speeds or nozzle rings with greater numbers of holes can be used, generating more knots in the yarn.

Even at high production speeds, tangling knots can be set considerably more evenly with the RoTac³ than in the case of other conventional tangling units. Frequent tangling dropouts are now a thing of the past. This ensures better yarn quality and has a positive impact on further processing. The result: the carpet has a visibly more even appearance.

Stable and efficient yarn production is hugely important to yarn manufacturers. Not only does the evenness of the tangling knots make the investment interesting, so too does the energy efficiency of the RoTac3. The tangling unit requires up to 50 percent less energy for generating compressed air. Against the background of rising energy prices, this represents an excellent prerequisite for optimizing production costs.

Oerlikon Neumag has been able to secure various retrofit contracts since the launch of the RoTac3 in 2015. And new systems are predominantly equipped with RoTac³. The RoTac³ is included in the standard scope of delivery for the newer BCF S8 system. The tangling unit is available as an option both for the single-end Sytec One system and the three - end S+ and it can also be retrofitted on request.

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Tangeleinheit RoTac³ mit umfassenden Modifikationen (c) Oerlikon
Tangeleinheit RoTac³ mit umfassenden Modifikationen
19.03.2020

Oerlikon: Tangeleinheit RoTac³ mit umfassenden Modifikationen

Effiziente BCF-Garnvertangelung

Wesentliche technologische Änderungen an der Tangeleinheit RoTac³ von Oerlikon Neumag führen zu einer noch effizienteren BCF-Garnvertangelung. Zum einen wurde die Tangeldüse strömungstechnisch optimiert, sodass bei gleicher Knotenstärke der Luftdruck um ca. 10 Prozent im Vergleich zur Vorgängerversion gesenkt werden kann. Weiterhin sind die Lagerungen der Düsen verbessert worden. Folglich lassen sich entweder noch höhere Geschwindigkeiten oder Düsenringe mit höheren Lochzahlen fahren, was in noch mehr Knoten im Garn resultiert.

Effiziente BCF-Garnvertangelung

Wesentliche technologische Änderungen an der Tangeleinheit RoTac³ von Oerlikon Neumag führen zu einer noch effizienteren BCF-Garnvertangelung. Zum einen wurde die Tangeldüse strömungstechnisch optimiert, sodass bei gleicher Knotenstärke der Luftdruck um ca. 10 Prozent im Vergleich zur Vorgängerversion gesenkt werden kann. Weiterhin sind die Lagerungen der Düsen verbessert worden. Folglich lassen sich entweder noch höhere Geschwindigkeiten oder Düsenringe mit höheren Lochzahlen fahren, was in noch mehr Knoten im Garn resultiert.

Mit RoTac³ lassen sich Tangelknoten deutlich gleichmäßiger setzen als mit anderen marktüblichen Tangeleinheiten, auch bei hohen Produktionsgeschwindigkeiten. Häufige Tangelaussetzer gehören der Vergangenheit an. Das sorgt für eine bessere Garnqualität und wirkt sich positiv auf den Weiterverarbeitungsprozess aus. Das Ergebnis daraus: ein sichtbar ebenmäßigeres Erscheinungsbild des Teppichs. Für die Garnproduzenten ist eine stabile und effiziente Garnproduktion sehr wichtig. Nicht nur die Gleichmäßigkeit der Tangelknoten, auch die Energieeffizienz der RoTac3 macht die Investition interessant. Die Tangeleinheit spart bis zu 50 Prozent Energie für die Drucklufterzeugung. Vor dem Hintergrund steigender Energiepreise ist dies eine gute Voraussetzung für eine Optimierung der Produktionskosten. Diverse Nachrüstaufträge konnte Oerlikon Neumag seit der Markteinführung der RoTac3 im Jahr 2015 bereits abschließen. Auch Neuanlagen sind vorwiegend mit RoTac³ ausgerüstet. Bei der neueren BCF S8 gehört die RoTac³ zum Standardlieferumfang. Optional ist die Tangeleinheit sowohl für die einfädige Sytec One Anlage als auch für die dreifädige S+ verfügbar und lässt sich auf Wunsch nachrüsten.
 

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17.03.2020

Oerlikon wins three large manmade fibers orders in China

Long-term project business in China remains stable 

Oerlikon has received new large orders for manmade fibers production solutions from three of the world’s leading manmade fibers manufacturers. All three companies are based in China and have been key customers of Oerlikon for many years. The orders are for Oerlikon Barmag’s world-leading filament-spinning technology for the highly efficient production of polyester fibers. The three projects have a total value of more than CHF 600 million (EUR 565 million). A very small proportion of these projects will be recognized in Oerlikon Group’s order intake in 2020, and the majority will be accounted for in 2021 and 2022. On-site delivery and installation of these systems are planned for the period from 2021 to early 2023.

Long-term project business in China remains stable 

Oerlikon has received new large orders for manmade fibers production solutions from three of the world’s leading manmade fibers manufacturers. All three companies are based in China and have been key customers of Oerlikon for many years. The orders are for Oerlikon Barmag’s world-leading filament-spinning technology for the highly efficient production of polyester fibers. The three projects have a total value of more than CHF 600 million (EUR 565 million). A very small proportion of these projects will be recognized in Oerlikon Group’s order intake in 2020, and the majority will be accounted for in 2021 and 2022. On-site delivery and installation of these systems are planned for the period from 2021 to early 2023.

The systems business in China remains largely unchanged despite the short-term interruption caused by the coronavirus epidemic following the Chinese New Year celebrations. Long-term project planning for major customers in the manmade fibers industry has resulted in new major orders being placed with Oerlikon Barmag. One of the three new orders, valued at more than CHF300million (EUR282million), is the largest order ever received by Oerlikon Barmag, based in Remscheid, Germany.

The comprehensive manmade fibers technology solutions by Oerlikon are used along the entire value chain in polyester yarn manufacturing and contain cutting-edge automation and digitalization technologies. Oerlikon’s innovative technologies will enable the three Chinese companies to increase their production capacities for polyester yarn and to remain competitive. Oerlikon Barmag will provide the entire system for WINGS POY and WINGS FDY, as well as the texturing machines from the eFK product family in phases over a period of slightly over two years.


 

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Oerlikon gewinnt drei Grossaufträge für Chemiefaseranlagen in China im Gesamtwert von über CHF 600 Millionen
Oerlikon gewinnt drei Grossaufträge für Chemiefaseranlagen in China im Gesamtwert von über CHF 600 Millionen
16.03.2020

Oerlikon: Langfristiges Projektgeschäft in China stabil

Oerlikon gewinnt drei Grossaufträge für Chemiefaseranlagen in China im Gesamtwert von über CHF 600 Millionen

Oerlikon hat erneut von drei der weltweit führenden Chemiefaserproduzenten Grossaufträge für Anlagen zur Herstellung von Kunstfasern erhalten. Alle drei Unternehmen sind in China ansässig und langjährige Grosskunden von Oerlikon. Die Aufträge beziehen sich auf die international führende Garnspinntechnologie von Oerlikon Barmag zur hocheffizienten Polyesterfaserproduktion. Der Gesamtwert der drei Projekte beläuft sich auf über CHF 600 Millionen (EUR 565 Millionen). Die Aufträge werden im Bestellungseingang des Konzerns zu einem sehr geringen Teil im Jahr 2020 und dann in den Jahren 2021 und 2022 verbucht werden. Die Lieferung und Installation der Anlagen bei den Kunden sind für den Zeitraum zwischen 2021 und Anfang 2023 geplant.

Oerlikon gewinnt drei Grossaufträge für Chemiefaseranlagen in China im Gesamtwert von über CHF 600 Millionen

Oerlikon hat erneut von drei der weltweit führenden Chemiefaserproduzenten Grossaufträge für Anlagen zur Herstellung von Kunstfasern erhalten. Alle drei Unternehmen sind in China ansässig und langjährige Grosskunden von Oerlikon. Die Aufträge beziehen sich auf die international führende Garnspinntechnologie von Oerlikon Barmag zur hocheffizienten Polyesterfaserproduktion. Der Gesamtwert der drei Projekte beläuft sich auf über CHF 600 Millionen (EUR 565 Millionen). Die Aufträge werden im Bestellungseingang des Konzerns zu einem sehr geringen Teil im Jahr 2020 und dann in den Jahren 2021 und 2022 verbucht werden. Die Lieferung und Installation der Anlagen bei den Kunden sind für den Zeitraum zwischen 2021 und Anfang 2023 geplant.

In China läuft das Anlagengeschäft trotz kurzer Unterbrechungen nach dem chinesischen Neujahrsfest auf Grund der Coronavirus-Epidemie nahezu unverändert weiter. Die langfristige Projektplanung von Grosskunden im Bereich der Chemiefaserproduktion führte nun zu neuen Grossaufträgen für Oerlikon Barmag. Einer der drei neuen Aufträge im Gesamtvolumen von über CHF 300 Millionen (EUR 282 Millionen) ist zudem der grösste Einzelauftrag, den die Oerlikon Barmag mit Sitz in Remscheid, Deutschland, bislang erhalten hat.

Die umfassenden Chemiefasertechnologielösungen von Oerlikon werden entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette der Polyesterfaserproduktion eingesetzt und beinhalten modernste Automatisierungs- und Digitalisierungstechnologien. Die innovativen Technologien der Oerlikon ermöglichen es den drei chinesischen Unternehmen, ihre bestehenden Produktionskapazitäten für Polyestergarne weiter wettbewerbsfähig auszubauen. Oerlikon Barmag liefert die Gesamtanlagen für WINGS POY und WINGS FDY sowie die Texturiermaschinen aus der eFK Produktfamilie phasenweise über einen Zeitraum von etwas mehr als zwei Jahren aus.

„Die drei Aufträge zeigen das ungebrochene Vertrauen der chinesischen Textilindustrie in den Weltmarkt – und in Oerlikon. Sie machen deutlich, dass global vernetzte Branchen wie die Textilindustrie und Geschäftsmodelle wie das von Manmade Fibers robuster sind, als viele glauben“, sagte Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO des Oerlikon Konzerns. Georg Stausberg, CEO des Oerlikon Segments Manmade Fibers ergänzte: „Dass diese Kunden sich immer wieder für Oerlikon entscheiden, hat seine Ursache einerseits in unseren innovativen Technologien, andererseits aber auch in der Tatsache, dass wir seit Jahrzehnten diese umfangreichen Projekte flexibel und zuverlässig abwickeln und dabei auch Herausforderungen meistern, die sich etwa wie zur Zeit aus globalen Epidemien mit allen daraus kurzfristig folgenden Einschränkungen für Produktionsstandorte und Logistik ergeben.“

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perPETual und Polygenta produzieren rPET FDY auf WINGS von Oerlikon Barmag (c) Oerlikkon
perPETual und Polygenta produzieren rPET FDY auf WINGS von Oerlikon Barmag
12.03.2020

perPETual and Polygenta manufacture using Oerlikon's WINGS

The Indian yarn manufacturer Polygenta, specialized on the manufacturing of sustainable recycling yarns, recently commenced production of recycled polyester FDY yarns at its facilities in Nashik. The yarn is produced using a combination of perPETual Global Technologies patented chemical recycling technology and Oerlikon Barmag’s direct spinning system equipped with the 32-end WINGS concept.

The spinning plant was commissioned by Oerlikon Textile India technologists in close collaboration with the process experts at Oerlikon Barmag, with various FDY products currently being developed. The yarn produced caters to the requirements of premium-segment clients demanding high quality, cost effective sustainable solutions.

The Indian yarn manufacturer Polygenta, specialized on the manufacturing of sustainable recycling yarns, recently commenced production of recycled polyester FDY yarns at its facilities in Nashik. The yarn is produced using a combination of perPETual Global Technologies patented chemical recycling technology and Oerlikon Barmag’s direct spinning system equipped with the 32-end WINGS concept.

The spinning plant was commissioned by Oerlikon Textile India technologists in close collaboration with the process experts at Oerlikon Barmag, with various FDY products currently being developed. The yarn produced caters to the requirements of premium-segment clients demanding high quality, cost effective sustainable solutions.

As one of the world’s first companies, Polygenta has, since 2014, been producing 100% recycled POY and DTY from post-consumer PET using the patented chemical recycling process developed by perPETual Global Technologies. perPETual’s process reduces CO2 impact by more than 66% compared to virgin PET. The yarn is spun using Oerlikon Barmag systems and equipment. As a result, Polygenta is able to produce a wide range of DTY and FDY yarns that comply with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

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Oerlikon: Automatisiertes Schaben reduziert Fadenbrüche (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon: Automatisiertes Schaben reduziert Fadenbrüche
05.03.2020

Oerlikon: Automated wiping reduces yarn breaks

Following its installation at several major yarn manufacturers in China, the first wiping robot has now been operating in India since the end of 2019. As already the case with our Chinese clients, the performance of the Oerlikon Barmag solution there demonstrates the same properties: an even, high-quality wiping process providing considerably reduced yarn break rates and higher full package rates. Regular wiping (cleaning) of the spin packs is important for process stability and yarn quality.

Following its installation at several major yarn manufacturers in China, the first wiping robot has now been operating in India since the end of 2019. As already the case with our Chinese clients, the performance of the Oerlikon Barmag solution there demonstrates the same properties: an even, high-quality wiping process providing considerably reduced yarn break rates and higher full package rates. Regular wiping (cleaning) of the spin packs is important for process stability and yarn quality.

The performance data at the Indian yarn manufacturer was collated and evaluated over a period of three months. The results revealed that the yarn break rate has – regardless of the product – fallen by almost 30%. The former running time breaks have decreased by 10% and string-up breaks by 40%. Consequently, full package rates have risen by 3%, while waste rates have fallen by 0.2%. “Yarn breaks are always an issue; they have a direct impact on the production figures. This is where the wiping robot reveals its added value”, comments Stephan Faulstich, Technology Manager POY. The system automatically and autonomously controls the individual positions in accordance with the scheduled wiping cycles. In addition to the scheduled wiping processes, there are also events that cannot be planned or that are not immediately visible. Here, the wiping robot – as a result of its management functionalities – is able to identify issues such as yarn breaks or parallel wiping processes and to independently offer solutions. The same also applies to manual requests: if another action is simultaneously required here, the system identifies this and offers solutions.

The wiping robot operates in a cross-line manner. In contrast to manual wiping, the cleaning quality remains constant around the clock, considerably reducing the impact of the wiping on both the spinning plant process stability and on the yarn data of the spun yarn. And production times can be increased between two cleaning cycles as well: whereas repeated wiping is required after 48 hours in the case of manual wiping, utilizing the robot extends the interval between two wiping processes to up to 60 hours. The considerable increase in the spinning process efficiency achieved by the wiping robot also has a positive impact on margins. To this end, one customer deploying the wiping robot was able to reduce its production costs for the same yarn by more than 3%.

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Michael Roellke, Volker Schmid, Jochen Adler und André Wissenberg (von links nach rechts) bei der Podiumsdiskussion zusammen mit Sudipto Mandal aus der indischen Niederlassung. (c) Oerlikon Manmade Fibers
Michael Roellke, Volker Schmid, Jochen Adler und André Wissenberg (von links nach rechts) bei der Podiumsdiskussion zusammen mit Sudipto Mandal aus der indischen Niederlassung.
27.02.2020

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment sets a trend with three Customer Days in India

Technology transfer that is creating waves

For more than a decade now, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group has been hosting a comprehensive technology symposium at the beginning of each year in the Indian region around Silvassa/Daman. Numerous Indian manmade fiber producers have settled in this area, around a four-hour drive north of Mumbai. Fed from Oerlikon polycondensation and extrusion systems, these companies manufacture polyester, nylon and polypropylene on large-scale installations with Oerlikon Barmag WINGS POY, WINGS FDY, IDY and DTY product lines and using Oerlikon Neumag’s staple fiber and BCF technologies. Reason enough for the Manmade Fibers segment’s experts to regularly provide their clientèle with detailed specialist presentations in India on the latest developments of the product and service portfolio.

Technology transfer that is creating waves

For more than a decade now, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group has been hosting a comprehensive technology symposium at the beginning of each year in the Indian region around Silvassa/Daman. Numerous Indian manmade fiber producers have settled in this area, around a four-hour drive north of Mumbai. Fed from Oerlikon polycondensation and extrusion systems, these companies manufacture polyester, nylon and polypropylene on large-scale installations with Oerlikon Barmag WINGS POY, WINGS FDY, IDY and DTY product lines and using Oerlikon Neumag’s staple fiber and BCF technologies. Reason enough for the Manmade Fibers segment’s experts to regularly provide their clientèle with detailed specialist presentations in India on the latest developments of the product and service portfolio.

And this was once again the case at the event held at the beginning of 2020, where around 450 managers and employees from local businesses took the opportunity to exchange ideas and information. For the third time in succession, Oerlikon also entered into dialog with the next generation of managers at major Indian polyester and nylon manufacturers in a separate event hosted in Mumbai beforehand. The technology symposium was again held – for the very first time – just a few days later and in a slightly modified form at a second venue: in Kolkata in West Bengal, a potential second future key location for manufacturing manmade fibers in India according to plans revealed by the Indian government. Here, the discussions held by the Oerlikon experts focused above all on the transfer of technologies for manufacturing polyester, nylon and polypropylene. Oerlikon is able to offer the entire process chain – from the melt to the textured yarn or the fibers and including the necessary semi- and fullyautomated logistics process – from a single source. This is of interest above all for potential new customers and investors in West Bengal and neighboring Bangladesh, as some do not have decades of expertise in manufacturing manmade fibers, as is the case for most companies in the region around Silvassa/Daman.

 

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Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva
21.02.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva

For the sixth time now, Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcasing market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications at the globally-leading nonwovens trade fair INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland. Between March 31 and April 3, 2020, visitors to the trade fair can convince themselves of the Neumünsterbased systems constructor’s extensive product and process know-how.

Comprehensive spunbond portfolio – always the right solution
Oerlikon Nonwoven meanwhile has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimized; it is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.

For the sixth time now, Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcasing market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications at the globally-leading nonwovens trade fair INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland. Between March 31 and April 3, 2020, visitors to the trade fair can convince themselves of the Neumünsterbased systems constructor’s extensive product and process know-how.

Comprehensive spunbond portfolio – always the right solution
Oerlikon Nonwoven meanwhile has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimized; it is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.

For the manufacture of hygiene nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven offers its new QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems. Here, the benefits of the Chinese machine construction partner’s nonwoven formation are integrated into the complete solution. The advantage for nonwovens producers: highly competitive solutions at attractive prices with comparably low investment.

Cost-efficiently manufacturing meltblown nonwovens
New, unique and highly sophisticated filter media can be easily and efficiently manufactured thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s optimized meltblown technology. Whether as a stand-alone system with one or several positions, as ‘plug & produce’ installations for already existing systems or in conjunction with other technologies: the Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality requirements of tomorrow. Ever more producers are choosing the meanwhile extensively tried-and-tested and consistently further-developed Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown solutions.

Airlaid technology for the nonwovens of tomorrow
Pulp or cellulose fibers as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivaled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is the ideal solution for processing this raw material into high-end products for a wide range of applications. Today, there is huge demand for manufacturing solutions for high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and system throughputs. In this area, the patented Oerlikon Nonwoven formation process – which also permits the homogeneous mixing of the most diverse raw materials, while simultaneously guaranteeing superb evenness and homogeneous fiber laying – is setting standards even for nonwovens with low running meter weights. And the benefits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications.

P&G patented PHANTOM technology from Teknoweb Materials
Also being showcased at the trade fair stand is the P&G patented PHANTOM technology from Teknoweb Materials, Oerlikon Nonwoven’s strategic partner for hygiene products and wipes. The PHANTOM technology is released to Teknoweb Materials by P&G in worldwide exclusive license. The PHANTOM technology is the superior dry laid alternative technology for manufacturing wet wipes from pulp and polymer fibers, for example. Compared to conventional, known processes, this technology offers superior performances with cost advantage in much more eco-friendly products. Dispensing with hydroentanglement renders subsequent drying of the material redundant. Targeted process management allows the optimal setting of the relevant product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption and liquid absorption.

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Die BCF S8 setzt in punkto Farbseparation neue Standards. (c) Oerlikon Manmade Fibers.
Die BCF S8 setzt in punkto Farbseparation neue Standards.
30.01.2020

Egy Stitch & Tex 2020: Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Teppichgarne im Fokus

Mit einem klaren Fokus auf die Bedürfnisse des afrikanischen Marktes präsentiert sich das Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment vom 5. bis 8. März 2020 auf der Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 in Kairo. Auf dem Stand des Oerlikon Vertreters ATAG Export & Import in Halle 1, Standnummer B2 werden auch Experten von Oerlikon Barmag und Oerlikon Neumag as umfassende Produkt- und Serviceportfolio des Weltmarktführers für Chemiefasergarnanlagen erläutern.

Im Mittelpunkt stehen beim Messeauftritt des Oerlikon Segments Manmade Fibers zwei Kerntechnologien: Zum ersten Mal im afrikanischen Markt wird die neue Texturiermaschinengeneration eAFK Evo von Oerlikon Barmag vorgestellt. Sie verspricht eine höhere Geschwindigkeit und Produktivität bei konstant hoher Produktqualität, sowie einen geringeren Energieverbrauch und eine einfachere Bedienung als vergleichbare Marktlösungen. Unter den vielfältigen Features, die für spürbaren Mehrwert sorgen, überzeugen zwei besonders mit cooler Technik: der optimierte, innovative EvoHeater und der EvoCooler, eine komplett neu entwickelte aktive Kühlung.

Mit einem klaren Fokus auf die Bedürfnisse des afrikanischen Marktes präsentiert sich das Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment vom 5. bis 8. März 2020 auf der Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 in Kairo. Auf dem Stand des Oerlikon Vertreters ATAG Export & Import in Halle 1, Standnummer B2 werden auch Experten von Oerlikon Barmag und Oerlikon Neumag as umfassende Produkt- und Serviceportfolio des Weltmarktführers für Chemiefasergarnanlagen erläutern.

Im Mittelpunkt stehen beim Messeauftritt des Oerlikon Segments Manmade Fibers zwei Kerntechnologien: Zum ersten Mal im afrikanischen Markt wird die neue Texturiermaschinengeneration eAFK Evo von Oerlikon Barmag vorgestellt. Sie verspricht eine höhere Geschwindigkeit und Produktivität bei konstant hoher Produktqualität, sowie einen geringeren Energieverbrauch und eine einfachere Bedienung als vergleichbare Marktlösungen. Unter den vielfältigen Features, die für spürbaren Mehrwert sorgen, überzeugen zwei besonders mit cooler Technik: der optimierte, innovative EvoHeater und der EvoCooler, eine komplett neu entwickelte aktive Kühlung.

Der zweite Technologieschwerpunkt bietet speziell dem ägyptischen Markt und den Märkten im mittleren Osten neue Chancen: Mit der BCF S8 Mono- und Tricolor Anlage von Oerlikon Neumag wird das Segment sein neues Flaggschiff im Bereich Teppichgarnproduktion vorstellen. Höchste Spinngeschwindigkeiten, bis zu 700 Einzelfilamente, feine Titer bis zu 2,5 dpf – die Leistungsdaten und technologischen Feinheiten der neuen Anlage machten bereits auf zahlreichen Messen und Roadshows im vergangenen Jahr großen Eindruck. Die Kernkomponente der Tricolor Lösung ist die neue, zum Patent angemeldete Color Pop Compacting Einheit (CPC-T) für eine noch flexiblere und gleichmäßigere Farbseparation. Individuell kontrollierbare Luftdrücke je Farbe sorgen in der CPC-T für eine Vorvertangelung, welche eine Akzentuierung der Farben zur Folge hat und dadurch über 200.000 verschiede Farbschattierungen möglich macht. War es bisher auch nur schwer möglich, stark farbseparierte oder akzentuierte BCF Garne aus Polyamid 6 herzustellen, ist dies zukünftig dank der CPC-T machbar. Durch das neue Design ist die CPC-T nun auch für Prozesse mit niedrigen Fadenspannungen geeignet.

Erweitertes Produktangebot für die Herstellung von Teppichgarnen
Das Wissen über alle relevanten Technologien in der Chemiefaserspinnerei ermöglicht es Oerlikon als einzigem Hersteller weltweit, sein Leistungsangebot für die Produktion von Teppichgarnen zu erweitern. Das Anlagenkonzept auf Basis eines POY- und Texturier-Prozesses ist für einen Teppich- und Heimtextil- Produktbereich ausgelegt, der besonders weiche und bauschige Polyesterfäden mit BCF-ähnlichen Eigenschaften fordert. Zielrichtung sind hierbei Garne mit einem Titer bis zu maximal 1300dtex und typischerweise über 1000 Filamente. Typische Produkte sind zum Beispiel ein 1300dtex f1152 oder 660dtex f1152 sowie 990dtex f768. Das Maschinenkonzept besteht aus dem bekannten WINGS HD POY Wickler sowie der eAFK Big-V Texturiermaschine.

 

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 Oerlikon Manmade Fibers.

 The BCF S8 sets new standards with regards to color separation. (c) Oerlikon Manmade Fibers
The BCF S8 sets new standards with regards to color separation.
30.01.2020

Egy Stitch & Tex 2020: Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Focuses on Carpet yarns

The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment will be presenting itself at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 between March 5 and 8, 2020 in Cairo – with a clear focus on the needs of the African market. In Hall 1, Stand B2 The Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag experts will also be showcasing the comprehensive product and service portfolio of the world market leader for manmade fiber systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import.

The spotlight of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment’s trade fair attendance will be on two core technologies: the new generation of Oerlikon Barmag eAFK Evo texturing machines is to be unveiled within the African market for the very first time. It promises higher speeds and productivity with consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions. In particular, the numerous value-added features include two that convince with cutting-edge technology: the optimized, innovative EvoHeater and the EvoCooler, a completely newly-developed active cooling unit.

The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment will be presenting itself at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 between March 5 and 8, 2020 in Cairo – with a clear focus on the needs of the African market. In Hall 1, Stand B2 The Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag experts will also be showcasing the comprehensive product and service portfolio of the world market leader for manmade fiber systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import.

The spotlight of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment’s trade fair attendance will be on two core technologies: the new generation of Oerlikon Barmag eAFK Evo texturing machines is to be unveiled within the African market for the very first time. It promises higher speeds and productivity with consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions. In particular, the numerous value-added features include two that convince with cutting-edge technology: the optimized, innovative EvoHeater and the EvoCooler, a completely newly-developed active cooling unit.

The second technology focus offers new opportunities for the Egyptian market and the Middle Eastern markets in particular: with Oerlikon Neumag’s BCF S8 monocolor and tricolor system, the segment will be unveiling its new carpet yarn production flagship. Superlative spinning speeds, up to 700 individual filaments, finer titers of up to 2.5 dpf – the performance data and technological finesse of the new system have already made a huge impression at numerous trade fairs and roadshows over the past year. The tricolor’s core component is the new, patent-pending Color Pop Compacting unit (CPC-T) for even more flexible and more even color separation. With the CPC-T, individually-controllable air pressures for each color provide pre-tangling, which accentuates the colors and hence makes more than 200,000 different shades possible. Whereas it has been very difficult to manufacture strongly color-separated or color-accentuated BCF yarns from polyamide 6 to date, this will in future be possible thanks to the CPC-T system. As a result of the new design, the CPC-T is now also suitable for processes with low yarn tensions.
 
Expanded product offering for manufacturing carpet yarns
Know-how covering all relevant technologies deployed in manmade fiber spinning plants enables Oerlikon – as the world’s only manufacturer – to expand its range of products and services for making carpet yarns. The POY- and texturing-based system concept is designed for a carpet and home textiles segment that demands particularly soft and bulky polyester yarns with BCF-like properties. Here, the aim is to produce yarns with titers of max. 1300dtex and typically more than 1,000 filaments, with typical products including, for example, 1300dtex f1152, 660dtex f1152 and 990dtex f768. The machine concept comprises the well-known WINGS HD POY winder, along with the eAFK Big-V texturing machine.

 

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Oerlikon Manmade Fibers

Die Elektrochargingeinheit von Oerlikon Nonwoven (c) Oerlikon Nonwoven
Die Elektrochargingeinheit von Oerlikon Nonwoven
23.01.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven mit überzeugender Meltblown und Spinnvliestechnologie

Effiziente Lösungen und umfassendes Technologiewissen für die anspruchsvolle Filtrationsaufgaben stellen die Experten von Oerlikon Nonwoven vom 26. bis zum 28. Februar auf der FiltXPO 2020 in Chicago, USA dem internationalen Fachpublikum vor (Stand # 420).

Die Meltblown Technologie gehört zu den effizientesten Methoden bei der Erzeugung sehr feiner und hoch abscheidender Filtermedien aus Kunststofffasern. Neue, einzigartige und höchst anspruchsvolle Filtermedien lassen sich dank der optimierten Meltblown-Technologie von Oerlikon Nonwoven einfach herstellen. Diese zeichnet sich durch eine konstante Schmelzedruckverteilung bei gleichbleibender Verweilzeit über die gesamte Breite des Spinnbalkens hinweg aus. Zudem vermeidet die neuartige Führung und Verteilung der Prozessluft außerhalb des Breitschlitzverteilers der Oerlikon Nonwoven Technologie sogenannte Hotspots. Dies sorgt insgesamt für besonders homogene Vlieseigenschaften und Flächengewichte auch bei empfindlichen Rohstoffen.

Effiziente Lösungen und umfassendes Technologiewissen für die anspruchsvolle Filtrationsaufgaben stellen die Experten von Oerlikon Nonwoven vom 26. bis zum 28. Februar auf der FiltXPO 2020 in Chicago, USA dem internationalen Fachpublikum vor (Stand # 420).

Die Meltblown Technologie gehört zu den effizientesten Methoden bei der Erzeugung sehr feiner und hoch abscheidender Filtermedien aus Kunststofffasern. Neue, einzigartige und höchst anspruchsvolle Filtermedien lassen sich dank der optimierten Meltblown-Technologie von Oerlikon Nonwoven einfach herstellen. Diese zeichnet sich durch eine konstante Schmelzedruckverteilung bei gleichbleibender Verweilzeit über die gesamte Breite des Spinnbalkens hinweg aus. Zudem vermeidet die neuartige Führung und Verteilung der Prozessluft außerhalb des Breitschlitzverteilers der Oerlikon Nonwoven Technologie sogenannte Hotspots. Dies sorgt insgesamt für besonders homogene Vlieseigenschaften und Flächengewichte auch bei empfindlichen Rohstoffen.

Die Beladeeinheit aus dem Hause Oerlikon Nonwoven punktet gegenüber den zurzeit am Markt verfügbaren Konzepten mit ihrer hohen Flexibilität bei der Aufladung unterschiedlichster Vliesapplikationen. Der Anwender kann zwischen einer großen Anzahl an Variationsmöglichkeiten frei wählen und je nach Filterapplikation die optimale Beladungsmethode einstellen. Mit der Beladeeinheit von Oerlikon Nonwoven können so auch Filterklassen im Bereich EPA und HEPA hergestellt werden.

Die neue Formierzone sorgt für eine verbesserte Gleichmäßigkeit bei der Vliesbildung über die gesamte Breite auch bei hohen Spinngeschwindigkeiten und speziellen Polymeren sowie Polymerkombinationen. Durch die neu gestaltete Ablage wird außerdem erreicht, dass am Ende ein geringerer Vlieskantenabschnitt notwendig ist. Die neu entwickelte Mixed-Fiber Technologie ermöglicht die Kombination verschiedener Filamentquerschnitte und -polymere, um z.B: ein ideales Filter- und Plissierverhalten einstellen zu können.

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Oerlikon Nonwoven Filtxpo
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Oerlikon Nonwoven

The Oerlikon Nonwoven electro-charging unit (c) Oerlikon Nonwoven
The Oerlikon Nonwoven electro-charging unit
23.01.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven showcases convincing meltblown and spunbond technology

The Oerlikon Nonwoven experts will be presenting efficient solutions and comprehensive technology know-how for challenging filtration tasks to an international trade audience at the FiltXPO 2020 in Chicago, USA (Stand # 420), taking place between February 26 and 28.

Meltblown technology is one of the most efficient methods for producing very fine and highly-separating filter media made from manmade fibers. New, unique and highly-sophisticated filter media are easy to manufacture thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s optimized meltblown technology. This process is characterized by its constant melt pressure distribution and consistent dwell time across the entire width of the spinning beam, Furthermore, the novel guidance and distribution of the process air outside the coathanger distributor offered by the Oerlikon Nonwoven technology prevents so-called hotspots, which overall ensures particularly homogeneous nonwoven properties and basis weights even in the case of delicate raw materials.

The Oerlikon Nonwoven experts will be presenting efficient solutions and comprehensive technology know-how for challenging filtration tasks to an international trade audience at the FiltXPO 2020 in Chicago, USA (Stand # 420), taking place between February 26 and 28.

Meltblown technology is one of the most efficient methods for producing very fine and highly-separating filter media made from manmade fibers. New, unique and highly-sophisticated filter media are easy to manufacture thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s optimized meltblown technology. This process is characterized by its constant melt pressure distribution and consistent dwell time across the entire width of the spinning beam, Furthermore, the novel guidance and distribution of the process air outside the coathanger distributor offered by the Oerlikon Nonwoven technology prevents so-called hotspots, which overall ensures particularly homogeneous nonwoven properties and basis weights even in the case of delicate raw materials.

The Oerlikon Nonwoven charging unit stands out against other concepts currently available on the market. Users can freely choose from a large number of variation possibilities and set the optimum charging method depending on the filter application, allowing the Oerlikon Nonwoven charging unit to also be used for the manufacture of EPA- and HEPA-class filter media.

The new forming section ensures improved nonwoven formation evenness across the entire width, even in the case of high spinning speeds, special polymers and polymer combinations. In addition to this, the newly-designed system also ensures that nonwovens only require minimal edge trimming at the end of the production process. The newly-developed mixedfiber technology enables the combining of various filament cross-sections and polymers, in order to set ideal filtering and pleating performances, for example.

 

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Oerlikon Nonwoven Filtxpo
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(c) Oerlikon
16.01.2020

Domotex 2020: Manmade Fibers shows BCF S8 with new CPC-T

Market leader Oerlikon Neumag has its finger firmly on the pulse of their customers with the new Color Pop Compacting unit (CPC-T) for the BCF S8 carpet yarn plant, which is now available for the Polyamide 6 process. The new solution, which was on show from 10-13 January 2020 at the Domotex 2020 in Hannover, attracted great interest from many trade visitors.

Following the trend for multicolored carpets, BCF S8 sets new standards in regards to color separation. The plant, launched as a tricolor solution at last year’s ITMA in Barcelona, makes anything possible – from mélange to strongly separated. It promises carpet yarn producers even more flexible color mixing variants for product differentiation. The core component in this process, the Color Pop Compacting unit (CPC-T), offers more than 200,000 different color shades from three colors. The innovation, which has been filed for patent, is available for polypropylene and polyester polymers as well as for the polyamide 6 process.

Market leader Oerlikon Neumag has its finger firmly on the pulse of their customers with the new Color Pop Compacting unit (CPC-T) for the BCF S8 carpet yarn plant, which is now available for the Polyamide 6 process. The new solution, which was on show from 10-13 January 2020 at the Domotex 2020 in Hannover, attracted great interest from many trade visitors.

Following the trend for multicolored carpets, BCF S8 sets new standards in regards to color separation. The plant, launched as a tricolor solution at last year’s ITMA in Barcelona, makes anything possible – from mélange to strongly separated. It promises carpet yarn producers even more flexible color mixing variants for product differentiation. The core component in this process, the Color Pop Compacting unit (CPC-T), offers more than 200,000 different color shades from three colors. The innovation, which has been filed for patent, is available for polypropylene and polyester polymers as well as for the polyamide 6 process.

Polyester, recycling polyester and fine titers are on trend
During numerous conversations with customers, Martin Rademacher, Head of Sales Oerlikon Neumag, observed a noticeable trend for polyester in the carpet industry even outside the USA. Sustainable solutions are equally sought after: “Our customers increasingly demand plants that can process recycled polyester,” explains Martin Rademacher.

The Manmade Fibers segment presented an additional solution by Oerlikon Barmag for polyester applications that need fine single filament titers from 0.5 dpf and high filament counts: Puffy, soft polyester filament yarns with BCF-similiar properties are produced on the basis of a POY and texturing process. Core components of the processes are the POY take-up unit WINGS HD as well as the new texturing machine eAFK Big-V.

Oerlikon (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon
20.12.2019

Oerlikon: BCF S8 with CPC-T - color separation has never been so easy

Oerlikon Neumag promises more flexibility in the color pattern design of carpets with the latest carpet yarn system BCF S8 at DOMOTEX 2020 in Hanover. All trade fair visitors can convince themselves of the possibilities for product differentiation in Hall 11, Stand A36.

Multi-colored carpets are becoming increasingly popular and the desire for significantly more flexible color mixing variants for product differentiation is increasing. Oerlikon Neumag has focused on this and developed the BCF S8, a platform that leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to the color separation of tricolor yarns - from mélange to strongly separated.

Over 200,000 different shades out of three colors
The core component in this process is the new, patent-pending Color Pop Compacting Unit (CPC-T) for an even more flexible and even color separation. Individually controllable air pressures per color in the CPC-T provide a pre-tangling, which results in an accentuation of the colors and thus enables over 200,000 different shades.

Oerlikon Neumag promises more flexibility in the color pattern design of carpets with the latest carpet yarn system BCF S8 at DOMOTEX 2020 in Hanover. All trade fair visitors can convince themselves of the possibilities for product differentiation in Hall 11, Stand A36.

Multi-colored carpets are becoming increasingly popular and the desire for significantly more flexible color mixing variants for product differentiation is increasing. Oerlikon Neumag has focused on this and developed the BCF S8, a platform that leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to the color separation of tricolor yarns - from mélange to strongly separated.

Over 200,000 different shades out of three colors
The core component in this process is the new, patent-pending Color Pop Compacting Unit (CPC-T) for an even more flexible and even color separation. Individually controllable air pressures per color in the CPC-T provide a pre-tangling, which results in an accentuation of the colors and thus enables over 200,000 different shades.

Color Pop Compacting also for PA6 yarns
Until now, it was difficult to produce highly color-separated or accentuated BCF yarns from polyamide 6, but in the future, this will be possible thanks to the CPC-T. Thanks to the new design, the CPC-T is now also suitable for processes with low thread tensions.

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Oerlikon

Oerlikon Nonwoven at SINCE 2019 (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon Nonwoven at SINCE 2019
14.12.2019

Oerlikon: Trade fair appearance at the SINCE in Shanghai

Tailor-made solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications as well as extensive product and process know-how – with these arguments Oerlikon Nonwoven made a convincing appearance at the 18th Shanghai International Nonwoven Exhibition (SINCE) that took place from December 11 to 13.

Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Head of Sales and Marketing of Oerlikon Nonwoven, was very pleased with the three lively days at the trade fair: "The many discussions showed that we are on the right track with our strategy and the further development of our technologies with regard to nonwovens. Visitors were impressed by our technology solutions for disposable nonwoven fabrics or geotextiles". Almost all wellknown nonwoven fabric producers visited the trade fair stand of the plant manufacturer from Neumünster to find out about the advantages of spunbond, meltblown and airlaid technologies.

Overall, the nonwoven fabric team of the Oerlikon Group draws a very positive conclusion and looks back with satisfaction on the intensive and good quality discussions as well as numerous concrete inquiries from customers and prospective customers.

Tailor-made solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications as well as extensive product and process know-how – with these arguments Oerlikon Nonwoven made a convincing appearance at the 18th Shanghai International Nonwoven Exhibition (SINCE) that took place from December 11 to 13.

Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Head of Sales and Marketing of Oerlikon Nonwoven, was very pleased with the three lively days at the trade fair: "The many discussions showed that we are on the right track with our strategy and the further development of our technologies with regard to nonwovens. Visitors were impressed by our technology solutions for disposable nonwoven fabrics or geotextiles". Almost all wellknown nonwoven fabric producers visited the trade fair stand of the plant manufacturer from Neumünster to find out about the advantages of spunbond, meltblown and airlaid technologies.

Overall, the nonwoven fabric team of the Oerlikon Group draws a very positive conclusion and looks back with satisfaction on the intensive and good quality discussions as well as numerous concrete inquiries from customers and prospective customers.

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Oerlikon

(c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon zeigte Weltpremieren in China
26.11.2019

Oerlikon showed world premieres in China

Oerlikon has invited all visitors to this year's Shanghaitex in China on a journey into the future of manmade fiber production. From 25 to 28 November 2019, the world market leader showed all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fiber production at its 100 m² stand in Hall E1, D20: "Clean Technology. Smart Factory." was the motto of the future. And this was only a stone's throw away from reality at the stand. Because today Oerlikon was presenting the four ITMA Barcelona world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in a new, innovative industrial design. Together with numerous other innovations, all this forms the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Oerlikon has invited all visitors to this year's Shanghaitex in China on a journey into the future of manmade fiber production. From 25 to 28 November 2019, the world market leader showed all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fiber production at its 100 m² stand in Hall E1, D20: "Clean Technology. Smart Factory." was the motto of the future. And this was only a stone's throw away from reality at the stand. Because today Oerlikon was presenting the four ITMA Barcelona world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in a new, innovative industrial design. Together with numerous other innovations, all this forms the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Launched to create new standards in texturing: the eAFK Evo generation of machines promises superior speeds, greater productivity and consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions. Oerlikon Barmag showed these wideranging capabilities at the trade fair with a high-end design from the new system platform. In particular, the numerous value-added features include two that are excelling with cool technology: the optimized EvoHeater and the EvoCooler, a completely newly-developed active cooling unit.

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Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG

(c) Oerlikon
12.11.2019

Oerlikon: New upgrade transforms the ACW into WINGS

Recently, upgrades and retrofits were made available for Oerlikon Barmag ACW-series winders, with which the benefits of the WINGS concept become tangibly close for operators of POY spinning systems equipped with ACW technology. Worldwide, thousands of winders could take advantage of this system upgrade.

In addition to savings in terms of energy, waste and HR, the benefits of the WINGS concept above all include the consistently high yarn quality, making WINGS yarn a winner in further processing. Particularly with regards to its dyeing properties, the yarn is considerably superior to products manufactured using conventional winder technology.

Recently, upgrades and retrofits were made available for Oerlikon Barmag ACW-series winders, with which the benefits of the WINGS concept become tangibly close for operators of POY spinning systems equipped with ACW technology. Worldwide, thousands of winders could take advantage of this system upgrade.

In addition to savings in terms of energy, waste and HR, the benefits of the WINGS concept above all include the consistently high yarn quality, making WINGS yarn a winner in further processing. Particularly with regards to its dyeing properties, the yarn is considerably superior to products manufactured using conventional winder technology.

Yarn producers can now also achieve these typical WINGS properties with ACW winders – with a corresponding system upgrade. The ACW WINGS conversion components and ACW upgrades for draw units can be installed as plug-in units in virtually no time at all, hence minimizing system downtimes. Analog to WINGS, the new ACW WINGS draw unit is more compact and also guides the yarn using rollers instead of yarn guides. This minimizes friction for the yarn and the angles of deflection remain the same, which in turn optimizes the yarn tension on all packages.

Already being used in China
The first expansion phase with 96 positions is already successfully operating at Chinese polyester yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Rongsheng. “We achieved excellent yarn values after just four days. The yarns are of AA quality for a full package rate of 98% and a yarn break rate of 0.5 per ton”, summarizes Xu Yongming, Plant Manager at Rongsheng, talking about the upgrade package. “This has allowed us to once again become one of the top manufacturers with our ACW yarns.” A second expansion phase with 88 further positions will follow at the end of 2019.

The conversion package is also particularly interesting as a result of its fast ROI (return-on-investment) of less than one year. ACW WINGS is available for all ACW-type POY / HOY winders for polyester, polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6.

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Oerlikon Barmag
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Oerlikon

Oerlikon (c) Oerlikon
15.08.2019

Oerlikon: Further EvoQuench PA POY systems destined for China

Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. What makes this so special is the fact that all positions will be equipped with the EvoQuench radial quenching system for polyamide.

With this, two well-known yarn manufacturers are now committing to the EvoQuench concept to produce polyamide yarn, equipping themselves for the efficient manufacture of microfiber yarns in the process. The benefits of radial quenching vis-à-vis conventional cross-flow quenching when manufacturing microfibers are well-known from polyester processing: manufacturing outstanding quality in a more production-reliable manner, i.e. with fewer yarn breaks, is a convincing argument and makes producing polyamide microfibers considerably more efficient. “Used to create fabrics, the materials feel very pleasant to the touch”, comments Stephan Faulstich, Head of Development POY Process at Oerlikon Barmag, who has held the results of the currently sole operator of such a system in his hands. “I can imagine this will be used above all in the manufacture of sports apparel and underwear.”

Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. What makes this so special is the fact that all positions will be equipped with the EvoQuench radial quenching system for polyamide.

With this, two well-known yarn manufacturers are now committing to the EvoQuench concept to produce polyamide yarn, equipping themselves for the efficient manufacture of microfiber yarns in the process. The benefits of radial quenching vis-à-vis conventional cross-flow quenching when manufacturing microfibers are well-known from polyester processing: manufacturing outstanding quality in a more production-reliable manner, i.e. with fewer yarn breaks, is a convincing argument and makes producing polyamide microfibers considerably more efficient. “Used to create fabrics, the materials feel very pleasant to the touch”, comments Stephan Faulstich, Head of Development POY Process at Oerlikon Barmag, who has held the results of the currently sole operator of such a system in his hands. “I can imagine this will be used above all in the manufacture of sports apparel and underwear.”

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Oerlikon Polyamidfaser
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Oerlikon

(c) Oerlikon
21.06.2019

Unifi: Upgrade its texturing capabilities with use of new technology

Oerlikon’s new eAFK Evo texturing machine, which was unveiled to selected clients at the ITMA trade fair in Barcelona, has proven to be a breakthrough in the manufacture of yarns. This is evidenced by leading global yarn producer, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., who placed a significant order for these revolutionary machines yesterday, the first day of the trade fair.

Unifi collaborated with Oerlikon to develop a specially-designed eAFK Evo pilot machine that has been operating for the last eight months, using it to manufacture various Unifiber virgin and REPREVE®-branded recycled polyester and polyamide yarns. Unifi has obtained exclusive rights in the Americas to their unique design, which enables the new machine to operate at considerably higher texturing speeds, delivers consistently high-quality yarn across a broad range of products, and enables new, innovative performance yarns.

Oerlikon’s new eAFK Evo texturing machine, which was unveiled to selected clients at the ITMA trade fair in Barcelona, has proven to be a breakthrough in the manufacture of yarns. This is evidenced by leading global yarn producer, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., who placed a significant order for these revolutionary machines yesterday, the first day of the trade fair.

Unifi collaborated with Oerlikon to develop a specially-designed eAFK Evo pilot machine that has been operating for the last eight months, using it to manufacture various Unifiber virgin and REPREVE®-branded recycled polyester and polyamide yarns. Unifi has obtained exclusive rights in the Americas to their unique design, which enables the new machine to operate at considerably higher texturing speeds, delivers consistently high-quality yarn across a broad range of products, and enables new, innovative performance yarns.

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Oerlikon, ITA Unifi Inc.
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