Clean Technology. Smart Factory

Clean Technology. Smart Factory

André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, looking forward to an exciting exhibition at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 in Shanghai from June 12-16, 2021.

Remscheid, May 31, 2021 – During the VDMA press conference on 31.5.2021 on the occasion of the upcoming ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2021, André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, reported on the following topics:

“Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear media representatives, dear friends,

First of all, I hope that you and your families are all well under the circumstances of the corona pandemic. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all back in good health soon again.

As Chairman of the VDMA’s Trade Fair and Marketing Committee, I would like to start today’s VDMA media conference by expressing my thanks to Boris Abadjieff, Nicolai Strauch, Barbara  Clobes and, last but not least, Thomas Waldmann on behalf of all member companies for VDMA’s commitment and engagement to this years ITMA Asia 2021.

What’s new at Oerlikon?
You’ve probably already heard about it. We are continuing to grow!

Oerlikon, a leading provider of surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, just recently announced that we have signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered  INglass S.p.A. and its innovative hot runner systems technology operating under its market-leading HRSflow business. The strategic acquisition is a significant step in expanding our current  manmade fibers business into the larger polymer processing market.

Looking ahead to ITMA Asia 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming our long-standing customers at our booth in Hall 7, A54, and of course very much hope to make new contacts as well.

Due to the Corona pandemic, we have decided to concentrate with our Chinese sales and service teams on guests primarily from China and greater Asia. However, some experts from Germany,  who are working in China at our locations anyway, will be live on site at the booth. Other experts from Germany, India and US will be available online for the entire 5 days of the trade fair and will  simply be connected by video conference to the discussion with the visitors on site if there is a need for.

As you all know, our product portfolio ranges from melt to yarn, fibers and nonwovens. We offer sustainable, energy-efficient technology solutions for the production of polyester, polypropylene,  nylon and other materials. Today, this also includes spinning in-house recycling solutions and biopolymer plant solutions.

In addition to the melt flow, digital data handling plays an increasingly important role today. Here, too, we always have the tailor-made solution for our customers with our software and hardware  offerings. Meanwhile have successfully installed over 300 of our digital Plant Operations Solutions worldwide.

Following the ITMA Barcelona, where we presented the new eAFK Evo, our engineers have been working intensively on the development of this texturing machine. At ITMA Asia 2021, we will  present the next generation of this automatic texturing solution with up to 25 % energy saving and up to 30 % higher production speed, easy maintenance and best yarn quality. The core of this machine, the so-called EvoCooler, will be shown as an exhibit in combination with digital solutions like AIM4DTY. We will also invite all our guests to our Open House at our Oerlikon plant in  Suzhou. Its just one hour drive from the NECC exhibition center.

In the field of high-precision flow control solutions components, we will present two new gear metering pumps developments for the production of aramid and spandex.

You will find out everything else on site and accompanied to this with the start of the trade fair on our website and in the corresponding social media. Thank you very much for your attention.”

About Oerlikon
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. The Group’s solutions and comprehensive services, together  with its advanced materials, improve and maximize performance, function, design and sustainability of its customer’s products and manufacturing processes in key industries. Pioneering  technology for decades, everything Oerlikon invents and does is guided by its passion to support customer’s goals and foster a sustainable world. Headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, the  Group operates its business in two Divisions – Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers. It has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales  of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.

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About Oerlikon Polymer Processing Division
With its Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Nonwoven brands, the Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division is focusing on manmade fibers plant engineering and flow  control equipment solutions. Oerlikon is one of the leading providers of manmade fiber filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber systems and solutions for the  production of nonwovens and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the entire textile value added chain. Furthermore, Oerlikon has a high precision flow control components  business that currently offers a large selection of gear metering pumps for the textile and other industries, including the automotive, chemical and paint markets.

As a future-oriented company, the research and development at this division of the Oerlikon Group is driven by energy-efficiency and sustainable technologies (e-save). With its range of  polycondensation and extrusion systems and their key components, the company caters to the entire manufacturing process – from the monomer all the way through to the textured yarn and  other innovative polymer processed materials and applications. The product portfolio is rounded off with automation and Industrie 4.0 solutions.

The primary markets for the product portfolio of Oerlikon Barmag are in Asia, especially in China, India and Turkey, and – for those of Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Nonwoven – in the USA,  Asia, Turkey and Europe. Worldwide, the division – with more than 3,500 employees – has a presence in 120 countries with production, sales and distribution and service organizations. At the  R&D centers in Remscheid, Neumünster (Germany) and Suzhou (China), highly qualified engineers, technologists and technicians develop innovative and technologically leading products for  tomorrow’s world.

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