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Neumünster/Shanghai, China, February 18, 2013 – Oerlikon Neumag will be presenting its diverse range of products and services at the Domotex Asia / Chinafloor – taking place between March 26 and 28, 2013. Although China has the greatest manmade fiber capacities in the world, the country is considered to be a small BCF market with development potential based on its consumer habits, for the domestic market as well as for the budding export.

For Oerlikon Neumag, demand in China is primarily focused on BCF yarns for the contract sector. In this area, PA 6 yarns are commonly used due to their higher resiliency. “However, tufted flooring is also used broadly and extensively in the automotive industry,” comments Rainer Straub, Head Product Manager at Oerlikon Manmade Fibers. “I believe that this sector harbors high growth rates within the Chinese market,” anticipates the expert for flooring applications.

3-end system promises 99% efficiency

The manmade fiber specialists within the Oerlikon Group offer diverse system solutions for quality-oriented carpet manufacturers. Innovative products – such as the three-end BCF system S+ – not only help yarn producers achieve a technological advantage and increase productivity, 99% efficiency additionally promises low waste rates. The first S+ in China is scheduled to be put into operation in the spring of this year. With this move, carpet manufacturer Zhengzhou Yifa is now focusing on the production of high-end quality yarns with energy-efficient system solutions. The vertically-integrated carpet manufacturer secures itself a considerable competitive edge within the polypropylene market with the cost benefits generated by the S+.

The S+ three-end BCF yarn system combines the benefits of the S5 and the Sytec One in a fast, efficient and user-friendly machine with tried-and-tested components. The S+ has also been available for processing polyester since last year, an important innovation in view of the fact that polyester is globally becoming increasingly significant in the BCF process vis-à-vis polypropylene and polyamide. The cost benefit is particularly noticeable when substituting polyester spun yarn. With a market share in excess of 70% in the BCF system construction segment, Oerlikon Neumag was able to further expand its already strong market position above all in the main markets of Turkey and the USA.

Merging with its affiliated brand Oerlikon Barmag, has revealed important synergies particularly in the flooring segment: tapes and monofilament systems manufactured by the Chemnitz-based Oerlikon Barmag subsidiary, are the logical addition to the production of primary and secondary carpet backing. A dense service network, particularly within the Chinese market, make the textile segment of the Oerlikon Group an extremely reliable partner for all matters relating to carpet manufacturing.

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