Oerlikon Neumag sells staple fiber plant for geotextile production to India

Neumünster – Oerlikon Neumaghas signed a contract for an Inline plant with 12 spinning positions for the production of staple fibers for geotextiles. The order comprises the complete machine equipment from spinning to baling including engineering and services of supervision for erection and commissioning. Start-up will be at the end of 2012.

With its Inline plants producing up to 80 tons per day, Oerlikon Neumag provides compact lines which are specialised for the needs of nonwoven producers. Less operational personnel are needed because spinning and drawing are in a single continuous process. With this plant nonwoven producers are able to complete the value chain from the production of staple fibers to needle punched nonwoven products.

Besides the engineering know- how the worldwide service network from Oerlikon Neumag with a centre in Baroda, India, are very beneficial for staple fibers producers to get the maximum uptime from the equipment.

“Geotextile is a very promising market for our short spinning Inline plants which perfectly suits the needs of nonwoven producers who intend to make their own specialized staple fibers,” says Clement Woon, CEO of Oerlikon Textile. “For Oerlikon Neumag, this project is a great opportunity in an interesting market with an excellent growth potential. We look forward to realize this project,” says Rainer Straub, Head of Sales Oerlikon Neumag.

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting edge technologies for textile manufacturing, drive, vacuum, thin film, coating and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with more than 16 500 employees at over 150 locations in 38 countries and sales of CHF 3.6 billion in 2010. The Company invested in 2010 CHF 239 million in R&D, with over 1 200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.

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Christina Mallin
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