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Everyday, we meet numerous objects and situations which contain technologies of Oerlikon. They enable our mobility, allow us to conduct our business, help us communicate and stay healthy, make us smile, and let us travel around the world quickly and efficiently.

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    Drive Systems

    Do you play golf? Oerlikon Graziano produced and supplied the first transaxle for the 1994 Club Car.
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    Drive Systems

    More than 20 million synchroniser units are in the field, thanks to 30 years of Oerlikon Graziano experience.
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    Manmade Fibers

    The length of nylon thread on a 15 kg spool is 18,400 km (>11,400 miles) long – the distance from Frankfurt, Germany to Hong Kong...and back.
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    Drive Systems

    Today, all Club Car golf utility vehicles are assembled with our electric transaxle.
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    Drive Systems

    Oerlikon Graziano is the first in the world to develop and test a multi speed, seamless, fully electric transmission named 4SED; Vito Mercedes minivan is our testimonial (demonstrator)
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that approximately 90% of new built dykes worldwide are constructed by using geotextiles. The fabrics prevent permanent soil washout which could significantly reduce the dyke stability. Geosynthetics perform important functions, such as long-term stability, waterproofing, protection against rooting. These functional benefits are utilized as well for channel constructions and irrigation systems. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    Our innovative carbon synchronizer technology has successfully undergone over 1.5 million duty cycle tests.
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    Drive Systems

    The charming Mr. Grey enjoys the perfect shifting of the Oerlikon Graziano DCT transmission on his Audi R8 Spyder in the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that the difference between life and death sometimes is only about a few millimeters ? Neoprene provides thermal insulation, abrasion resistance and buoyancy within a layer of a few millimeters. Protective clothing with highly elastic fabrics such as lycra or spandex safeguards the lifes of scuba divers as well as the health of surfers, triathletes and long-distance swimmers. Seamen in distress are protected against hypothermia as well as their rescuers. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    Every well-known tractor manufacturer in the world relies on transmission elements from Oerlikon Graziano.
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    Surface Solutions

    Coatings improve wear resistance by a factor of 25.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that there are textiles that provide total protection from humidity? The primary function of textiles since mankind dresses was the protection of its owner and his goods. Water – on the one hand a key of life – had to be kept away in order to prevent cooling and moulder. Since the beginning this key function of clothes has been developed. By now textiles are able to keep things dry although lying in deep water for months. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    The sun never sets on transmission applications from Oerlikon Graziano – that's what you call a global supplier!
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    Surface Solutions

    Coatings in jet engines result in 1 million liters of fuel saved per hour, globally.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textile products may be the difference between gold and silver? Competitive swimwear are normally made of technologically advanced lycra-based fabrics designed to hug the body tightly and provide increased speed and decreased drag resistance in the water. So the distance of milliseconds between the first and the rest is not only a result of a good trainig but of textile expertise, too. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    Our manufacturing and inspection capabilities allow gear modifications down to 2/100 of the diameter of human hair.
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    Surface Solutions

    Millions of $ of maintenance and repair costs are saved with corrosion protection coatings of oil and gas transport pipelines.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textiles are helping to feed the world? Each person worldwide is consuming 17 kg of fish per year. Thus seafood is one of the biggest supplier of animal protein. Due to its high amount of iodine, vitamins and dietary minerals, fish is healthy as well. Fishing nets made of highly resilient filaments are very sustainable and can be manufactured in all kind of shapes. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    Most ultra-low floor city buses in Italy are equipped with our “inverted portal axle,” (IPA); which facilitates the up-and-down movement of the bus.
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    Surface Solutions

    Oerlikon Balzers coats approximately 200 million parts for about 20 000 customers every year.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textiles are helping to steer the right course? Textiles used at sea often are exposed to extreme conditions and have to assure highest safety even in the hardest situations. Highly engineered fiber technologies used in functional wear, sails and ropes are giving comfort and safeness to those who have to rely on their equipment. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Drive Systems

    Oerlikon Graziano gears propel the Lamborghini Murcielago sports car driven by Batman in the movies “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”
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    Manmade Fibers

    50% of all automobile tires benefit from Oerlikon production solutions.
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    Surface Solutions

    About 500 billion aluminum beverage cans are bottled and closed with a lid every year. About half of all these cans are closed with tools coated by Oerlikon Balzers.
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    Drive Systems

    Whether the newest electric vehicle, a monster truck, or a modern windmill – all use Drive Systems Segment.
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    Drive Systems

    The Audi R8 driven by super-hero Iron Man is fitted with an Oerlikon Graziano gearbox.
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    Manmade Fibers

    An astronaut on the way to the moon? You’re wearing technology from Oerlikon.
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    Surface Solutions

    It is their miniature size that turns the components of a luxury mechanical watch into minute masterpieces. For highest durability, coatings from Oerlikon Balzers are applied. They significantly reduce wear and tear on watch components – on the other hand, decorative coatings also enhance the look of watch cases and dials.
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    Drive Systems

    Almost 70% of all agricultural vehicles in use today are equipped with Oerlikon Graziano synchronizers and power shift clutch technology.
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    Drive Systems

    The Panda, Fiat’s best selling model in 2009, is equipped with an Oerlikon Graziano power transfer unit
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    Manmade Fibers

    Do you race cars? Your suit is made by Oerlikon.
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    Drive Systems

    Most of the tow tractors used in European and Chinese airports use Oerlikon Graziano automatic transmission to get your luggage to the turnstile.
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    Drive Systems

    The Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond in the movies “Casino Royal” and “Quantum of Solace” uses an Oerlikon Graziano gearbox.
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    Manmade Fibers

    The world’s largest spunlaid spinning system – from Oerlikon Neumag – produces non-woven textiles up to 7 meters (23 feet) wide.