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Technologies for an efficient Technical Nonwoven production


A comprehensive portfolio of nonwoven and staple fiber technologies, from meltspun spunbond (spunbond and meltblown) to airlaid nonwovens (airlaid) and the new compact staple fiber line Staple Force S 1000 will be presented by Oerlikon Neumag at  Cinte Techtextil China 2014 trade fair which is going to take place from September 24 – 26, 2014 in Shanghai.

Application areas of the presented technologies are for example special technical uses such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles and automotive and hygiene applications. The new Staple Force S 1000 with its compact construction and low throughputs of up to 15 tons per day, enables swift product color changes with considerably lower waste. The savings in terms of energy and water resulting from the deployment of a dry-drawing process, lead to a reduction in operating costs and simultaneously protect the environment.

The option to install the system on a standard industrial floor also minimizes investment costs. “Efficient, flexible and compact – these are extremely attractive factors for our customers, opening up diverse, new market potentials for them”, sums up Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Sales Director Michael Korobczuk. “The Staple Force S 1000 is not just for fiber manufacturers focusing on special applications and on ‘on-demand’ deliveries, it also enables nonwoven producers to efficiently integrate fiber manufacturing into their own production operations.”

Technical spunbond technology for a rapidly growing market

Oerlikon Neumag offers the complete process from polymer chips up to roll goods for the production of substrate for bitumen roofing membranes, sarking membranes and also geotextiles. The one-step spunbond technology convinces with a combination of effectiveness and productivity, thus lowering production costs by up to 20 percent. More than 3 million tons of technical nonwovens were produced last year and the demand is still increasing, especially in emerging countries. Thinner, lighter, efficient materials, as produced with the spunbond technology, now specify the trend.

Meltblown technology stand-alone or as an upgrade solution

The Oerlikon Neumag meltblown technology enables the cost-efficient production of high-quality meltblown and SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) products. Stand-alone mono and bico meltblown plants produce nonwovens for a variety of filtration, insulation and sorbent applications. The meltblown technology is applied for a multitude of medical and hygiene products as “Plug & Product” installations in already existing and in new external SXS plants. This solution enables a cost-efficient upgrading of new or existing spunbond plants and offers nonwoven producers access to markets with very high quality demands.

Airlaid: more homogeneity with thin nonwovens

The core of the Oerlikon Neumag airlaid technology, the forming head, sets standards for the produc-tion of extremely thin airlaid nonwovens. A high uniformity and homogeneous web formation, today enable the production of high-quality, light airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive pro-duction speeds and plant throughputs. With the new forming head, we can not only produce very light airlaid materials, but also combination nonwovens with full utilization of the plant capacity, at the same time saving raw material.