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Oerlikon to showcase industrial solutions for technical textiles at Techtextil

With Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag, the company offers numerous technologies for manufacturing of industrial yarns, fibres and nonwovens.

27th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Remscheid

Interiors, Industrial, Packaging, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Agriculture

The Manmade Fibers Segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group will be placing the information focus on safety and environment at this year’s Techtextil exhibition that will take place from 4-7 May in Frankfurt.

The solution provider with its two brands, Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag, offers numerous technologies for manufacturing of industrial yarns, fibres and nonwovens. The latest developments among other things for recycling will be presented at the company’s booth, in a Virtual Showroom in 3D.

Automobile tires, safety belts, airbags, geotextiles, roofing membranes, guy ropes for drilling platforms, conveyor belts, sails and fishing nets – are just some of the wide range of applications for industrial yarns and nonwovens produced using the company’s technologies.

Systems for industrial filament yarn

Industrial yarns are considered to be the ultimate discipline in filament manufacturing due to high tenacities, great dimensional stability, and durability, as well as a large range of titers. Although the demanding production process promises high-margins, it is also said to create a huge challenge both for the yarn manufacturer and the systems constructor, the company reports.

With a production window of between 50 and 12,000 den per filament, Oerlikon Barmag industrial yarn systems are designed to cover an extremely-wide titer range.

Depending on the application and the required yarn characteristics, the company’s systems produce strong yarns for various applications: from high-tenacity highmodulus yarn for safety belts, HMLS yarns for tire cord, and all the way to low and ultra-low shrinkage yarns for tarpaulins.

Tape and monofilament systems

Among other things, monofilament yarns and tapes are being deployed as agricultural textiles, such as baler twine yarns and wind-protection netting, bulk goods sacks, carpet backing, and geotextiles.

Oerlikon Barmag supplies systems for woven, fibrillated polypropylene tapes with the highest tenacities – in excess of 7.5 grams/den – available on the market, which can also be used in road construction.

Staple fibre systems for specialty applications

Synthetic staple fibres are diverse manmade fibres that can be used in the manufacture of textiles, as well as in industrial applications.

Predominantly, polyester and polypropylene fibres are processed to create carded nonwovens for geotextiles, insulating materials, filters and similar products.

In addition to many further special industrial applications, shortcut fibres for reinforcing concrete, cement and plastics are another area of application for synthetic staple fibres. Oerlikon Neumag offers systems for manufacturing monofilament and bicomponent fibres in batch sizes of five tons per day.

Nonwoven systems for industrial applications

The market for industrial nonwovens is expanding at a speed of more than 9% per annum. Increasing demand for these materials, particularly in emerging economies, is generating tremendous opportunities for manufacturers, the company reports.

Nonwovens expert Oerlikon Neumag covers the most important applications with meltblown lines for industrial filters and spunbond lines for geotextiles, underlay roofing membranes and bitumen roofing membranes.

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