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High-performing yarns for every type of product

The world’s largest textile manufacturers apply Oerlikon filament spinning, texturing, BCF carpet yarn, staple fiber and nonwoven machine solutions to enhance energy efficiency, increase sustainability, and reduce production costs.

High-performing yarns for  every type of product
High-performing yarns for  every type of product
High-performing yarns for  every type of product
High-performing yarns for  every type of product
High-performing yarns for  every type of product

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.

Textiles and apparel

Textiles and apparel

Filament yarns are largely used for textiles and apparel. Today, polyester, nylon and polypropylene yarns are the primary materials used to manufacture clothing. From the finest suits to heavy-duty applications, modern clothing is counting on yarns and fibers to perform.

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Functional wear

Functional wear

Yarns are the starting material for a wide range of fabrics — from fashion, sports and home textiles to specialty functions such as bulletproof vests and fire protection gear.

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Transportation

Transportation

Aerospace textiles, automotive applications such as tires, safety belts and airbags, sails, and much more are manufactured using industrial yarns.

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Packaging

Polymer processing creates a large number of potential applications for the production, handling and packaging of food and goods. From bottling to insulation to foils that protect food from external effects, yarns are designed to perform specific functions.

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Textile flooring

Textile flooring

Textile flooring applications, such as carpets and various home textiles in diverse shapes and colors, are manufactured with manmade fibers. Those applications need a highly resistant material. And that is exactly what Oerlikon materials can provide.

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Medical and filters

Medical and filters

Yarns are also used for a wide range of filter applications. They provide specific functions such as absorbency, liquid repellency, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame retardancy, washability, cushioning, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, filtration, microbial barrier and sterility.

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The applications are as diverse as they are specific: from fibers for
geotextiles to roofing and agricultural applications, as well as windbreak
netting.

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From textile machines to turnkey plant engineering

From melt to yarn, fibers and nonwovens —
Oerlikon offers solutions along the entire value chain.

From textile machines to turnkey plant engineering

e-save

Comprehensive Efficiency

By consistently expanding the e-save philosophy in the Oerlikon manmade fibers business since 2004, we are continuously making a difference through high-quality, innovative industrial solutions. Oerlikon’s innovations are developed  with  the following four e-save aspects in mind: energy, economics, environment and ergonomics.

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