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Trend towards PA6 specialties continues

More than 1.6 million metric tonnes of BCF carpet yarn are produced worldwide using Oerlikon Neumag BCF plants.

14th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Neumünster

Interiors, Industrial, Sustainable

More than 1.6 million metric tonnes of BCF carpet yarn are produced worldwide using Oerlikon Neumag BCF plants. The Neumünster-based market leader will be exhibiting its comprehensive technology know-how and efficient solutions at the upcoming Domotex Asia/ Chinafloor flooring trade exhibition, which will be held from 21-23 March in Shanghai.

One information focus will be on manufacturing PA6 BCF yarns. According to PCI Redbook, just under 90,000 metric tonnes of additional capacity have been installed for the production of melt-dyed and raw white PA6 yarns over the last five years. Oerlikon Neumag’s share of these capacities totals around 65%. And the trend towards high-end, fine single-titer PA6 BCF yarns continues unabated in China, the company reports.

“Oerlikon Neumag’s recent sales success, above all with Chinese companies such as Jiangsu Kaili Carpet and Zhejiang Sitong Chemical Fibre, demonstrates that we are – with our technology – catering precisely to the challenging demands of carpet yarn producers within this growth market,” explained Alfred Czaplinski, BCF Sales Manager.

The melt lines, specially optimised for this process, are said to ensure optimum melt quality. A depositing shoe on the texturing unit especially developed for this and a so-called ‘V’ cooling drum aims to guarantee the highest degree of crimp evenness and quality. And the specially-designed texturing components cater to the very highest demands when it comes to short-pile automotive applications, according to the manufacturer.

High-tech for BCF yarns

According to the company, its has not only correspondingly further optimised its technologies in the PA6 yarn sector in line with market and customer requirements over the past few years, but also worked on increasing efficiency of the S+ and Sytec One BCF systems in the case of PP and PET, perfecting the yarn qualities, through innovative components and continual process optimisation. The RoTac tangling unit and the Multi Machine Access Center (MMAC) are just two of the many successful examples, the manufacturer reports.

The RoTac tangling unit has been developed to improve – as a result of tangling knots set at defined distances and thicknesses – the appearance of, particularly tricolour, carpets. In addition, the pulsating air flow ensures, that up to 50% less compressed air is consumed, compared to conventional tangling units.

The Multi Machine Access Center is targeted at customers looking for a solution for networked production that is specifically tailored to their requirements. The MMAC permits stationary and mobile monitoring of Oerlikon Neumag BCF systems. Here, the scope of process visualisation is oriented on the specific wishes of the customer.

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers

With its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment is the market leader in manmade fibre filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fibre systems, nonwovens and artificial turf systems and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the entire textile value added chain.

The research and development at this division of the Oerlikon Group is driven by energy-efficiency and sustainable technologies. With the expansion of the product range to include polycondensation systems and their key components, the company now caters to the entire process – from the monomer all the way through to the textured yarn. The primary Oerlikon Neumag markets are in the USA, Turkey and China.\manmade-fibers

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