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Oerlikon presents partnerships at IDEA 2019

Oerlikon presents its expanded nonwovens product portfolio at the show in Miami this month.

4th March 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Neumünster

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers’ Nonwoven business unit presents its expanded nonwovens product portfolio at the show in Miami. © Oerlikon

Oerlikon presents its complete nonwoven plant portfolio for the production of airlaid, meltblown, spunbonded and hybrid materials at this year’s IDEA, which takes place in Miami, FL, from 25-28 March. The focus of its presentation will be on solutions for hygiene, medical and other disposable nonwovens.

While two years ago the Nonwoven business unit of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment focused almost exclusively on solutions for technical applications, the company has now expanded its product portfolio to include solutions for disposable nonwovens by establishing strong partnerships.

As early as spring 2017, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers' Nonwoven business unit had entered into a strategic partnership with the Italian company Teknoweb Materials. Teknoweb Materials is an established technology supplier in the field of wipes and other disposable nonwovens. With its Levra technology, the company has its own patented, particularly efficient manufacturing process for wipes.

It also has extensive process know-how on the making and further processing of these nonwoven materials. The Nonwoven business unit of Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers segment completes this partnership with its well-established machine and plant solutions. Teknoweb Materials will also be represented at IDEA at the Oerlikon exhibition stand.

For spunmelt systems solutions for hygiene and medical applications, Oerlikon has been in cooperation with the Chinese machine and plant manufacturer Shaoyang Textile Machinery since Autumn of last year. The goal is to advance the international marketing of spunmelt plants outside of China.

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers’ Nonwoven business unit contributes its plant engineering know-how and is responsible for product and process guarantees. Oerlikon also assumes the overall project responsibility as well as world-wide customer service outside of China. In return, Shaoyang supplies the plant technologies.

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