Spinning

2020-08-05

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment effectively navigated the challenges

“We accelerated our productivity programs to mitigate the impacts from the pandemic and are ahead of schedule,” said Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO Oerlikon Group. “We have significantly reduced cost and are putting in place a more flexible cost structure to strengthen our foundation.”

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Spinning

2020-07-30

For the most part, sewing thread producers still rely on machines on which the tubes must be changed manually. This means that, in the sewing thread sector in particular, both productivity and profit can be increased by using semi-automated sewing thread finish winders from SSM. The story of an Asian sewing thread producer that switched from manual tube changing to the semi-automated SSM TK2-20-TT clearly shows how fast this innovation pays for itself and how the company is benefitting in the long term.

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Spinning

2020-07-23

From the end of this year, the southern Chinese yarn manufacturer Fujian Billion Polymerization Technology Industrial Co., Ltd. will be producing industrial yarns using systems supplied by Oerlikon Barmag. With this, the company – considered to be the largest polyester yarn manufacturer in southern China – is now also entering the industrial yarn market.

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Spinning

2020-07-16

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a market situation where demand for the goods and services of all three business groups decreased significantly. The Business Group Machines & Systems is affected by the deferral by customers of investments and scheduled deliveries. At the same time, the demand for wear & tear and spare parts declined sharply, due to the suspension of production in many spinning mills around the world. This is reflected in the low order intake and sales of the Business Groups Components and After Sales. Hence, this exceptional market situation gave rise to losses in all three business groups in the first half of 2020.

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Spinning

2020-07-16

Business growth and environmentalism rarely go hand in hand. For some, the two ideas are diametrically opposed, forcing companies to take an either or approach. One of the global recycling pioneers Gama Recycle, however, has spent the last two decades spinning other people’s waste material into a new kind of gold – regenerated yarns and fibers. We had the opportunity to discuss with Zafer Kaplan, founder of Gama Recycle, the current state-of-the-art in recycling and catch a glimpse of how the company is planning to ramp up production with an upcoming stable fiber plant from Oerlikon Neumag.

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Spinning

2020-07-08

People all over the world: USTER’s valued assets

For USTER customers, superb support is always at hand. With more than 225 qualified engineers and technologists in its four regional and 29 local service centers, USTER has the world of textiles covered. Its expert teams ensure that every piece of equipment is installed perfectly and running smoothly. But that’s only the start: throughout the long lifespan of the instruments, service teams are ready with rapid technical assistance, even in locations that are in the more remote areas. Some of these dedicated support and service providers are introduced here.

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Spinning

2020-07-02

Virtual communication platforms as alternatives to real trade fairs?

The coronavirus pandemic is also presenting the global textile machine industry with new communication challenges. Leading technology and conti-nental trade fairs such as the ITMA Asia, the ITM, the INDEX and the ITME, along with important sector events such as the Global Fiber Congress (GFC) in Dornbirn, will not be taking place as normal in 2020 and have had to be postponed until next year. However, what alternatives are now available for intensively maintaining networks and continuing to communicate with partners and customers – and for attractively presenting new products and services in the process?

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Spinning

2020-06-25

New projects in China and Taiwan for Loepfe' s Weftmaster FALCON-I

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, tracks or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. Used in quantities of millions, in 2018 the Global Single Sided Printed Circuit Board Market Analysis Report estimated that the PCB market would reach USD 79 billion by 2024.

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Spinning

2020-06-25

Oerlikon Barmag systems convince with product diversity

The Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber Co., Ltd. is expanding its production capacities by a further 40,000 tons per annum with 5 Oerlikon Barmag lines. Kingsway is already successfully manufacturing special high-quality yarns, exclusively deploying Oerlikon Barmag industrial yarn systems.

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2020-06-18

Commissioning of polycondensation system rounds off total industrial yarn solution

The Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering joint venture, part of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, recently commissioned a polycondensation system which feeds a polyester industrial yarn system. The future operator will be industrial yarn manufacturer Jiangsu Solead New Material Group Co. Ltd., which is placing its trust in the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers ‘From Melt to Yarn’ total solution philosophy.

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Spinning

2020-06-18

Strategic transformation underway at Loepfe

Loepfe Brothers Ltd. announced today its intention to restructure and refocus its business over the next three months in order to align with the changed market conditions and to further leverage digital technologies. Plans to release the next in a series of new solutions in Quarter 4/2020 remain unchanged.

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Spinning

2020-06-18

Oerlikon Neumag celebrates topping-out ceremony for the new technology center

With the construction of the new technology center for research and development, Oerlikon Neumag, the Neumünster-based German machine and plant manufacturer, is still fully on schedule. Only four months after the ground-breaking ceremony at the beginning of February, the topping-out ceremony could be celebrated today. Despite the conditions made more difficult by the Corona crisis, the timetable was adhered to.

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2020-06-11

"Even closer to our customers"

After more than eight years in the Intercontinental Business Center on Yutong Road in Shanghai, China, the Manmade Fibers segment has now opened a new sales and service office in the metropolis of millions near the international airport in Hongqiao and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC).

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