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Oerlikon Neumag to exhibit latest technology at IDEA 2016

Areas of application include technical, such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles and automotive, in addition to medical and hygiene applications.

18th March 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Neumünster

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear

Oerlikon Neumag will present itself at this year’s IDEA in Boston with its extensive technology portfolio for the production of nonwovens: from spunbond and meltblown to airlaid through to staple fibres for the production of carded nonwovens.

Areas of application include technical, such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles and automotive, in addition to medical and hygiene applications.

Cost reductions

The proportion of nonwovens manufactured directly from polymer granulate now amounts to almost 50% of the total market, and its share is continuing to grow, the company reports.

The trend is towards lighter surface weights that despite everything still meet the high quality standards. Benchmark comparisons with current products in Europe show that with the spunbond technology of Oerlikon Neumag, the required qualities are achieved with reduced surface weights. This results in raw material savings of over 5%.

Furthermore, the machine builder from Neumünster has optimized the energy consumption of its systems. The new generation of systems saves almost 20% of the energy requirement in spinning alone. Together with the raw material savings and further technology optimizations, the conversion costs are said to be up to 30% below those of the spunbond systems producing today.

Meltblown technology

The optimized meltblown technology defines new requirements for the production of filter nonwovens, the company reports. Whether as stand-alone mono and bicomponent systems, or as Plug & Produce components in existing systems, the Oerlikon Neumag meltblown process today is said to enable cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality standards of tomorrow.

Airlaid technology

Production of high-quality, light airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and system throughputs is nowadays in demand. In this area, the forming head of the Oerlikon Neumag airlaid technology with a high uniformity and homogenous fibre placement, even with extremely thin nonwovens, aims to be setting standards.

Carded nonwovens

For manufacturers of carded nonwovens, who in future would like to produce their fibres in-house, Oerlikon Neumag offers a comprehensive technology portfolio. The economically viable system capacities for special mono and bico fibres made of PP, PET and other polymers start at 5 t per day.

www.oerlikon.com/manmade-fibers

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