The Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division is focusing on manmade fibers plant engineering and flow control equipment solutions.
The global need for textiles from markets such as clothing, functional wear, packaging, medical, infrastructure and transportation is growing rapidly.
Serving the growing need for better functional fibers and apparel.
Apparel, functional wear, carpets, automotive tires, safety belts, airbags, geotextiles for construction, ropes, conveyor belts, sails and filters to clean water and air all rely on fibers. But natural fibers use too many resources, for example water, for their production, or cannot offer the functionality needed. Industrial yarns are the solution — they form the basis for almost all technical textiles.
Ever since manmade fibers were created, the goal has been to give the smooth, synthetic filament a natural fiber‑like character and specific functions such as elasticity and increased heat retention. Oerlikon is the global market leader for systems used in the manufacture of manmade fibers. We offer technologies from melt to yarn, fibers and nonwovens. Oerlikon’s large‑scale filament spinning and texturing plant solutions are designed to manufacture and process polyester, polyamide and nylon. These material can also be manufactured on high‑tech production systems for carpet yarns, synthetic staple fibers and nonwovens.