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Remscheid, August 31th, 2015 – For the fourth time since 1959, the ITMA Europe returns to Milan. The proud city in northern Italy, its residents and, above all, the well in excess of 1,600 international exhibitors will give it their all to ensure that the trade fair on more than 100,000 m² exhibition area fulfills every expectation of each and every visitor. Between November 12 and 19, 2015, the entire textile machine industry will convene at one of the world’s largest trade fair locations, the Fiera Milano Rho.

‘Setting trends and changing markets’

The Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group will be represented in Hall 4, Stand A 105, with its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag competence brands. “In a market that is proving to be increasingly difficult, we will set new trends with our innovations and once again change the markets”, promises André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

Total solutions provider
Here, Oerlikon is latching onto the successful product developments of the past few years. In addition to unveiling the strategic expansion within the polycondensation business by means of the joint venture with Chinese partner Huitong, the segment is above all focusing on offering its customers total manmade fiber spinning systems solutions. “‘From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens’ is our maxim”, continues Wissenberg. “Currently, we are the world’s only manufacturer that has the know-how and the capacities to offer complex manmade fiber spinning systems for polyester, nylon and polypropylene from a single source”. Something that all visitors to the 650-m² trade fair stand will be able to convince themselves of.

Furthermore, Oerlikon Barmag will be showcasing ground-breaking innovations in the areas of POY/DTY, FDY and IDY filament spinning and texturing as well as the manufacture of monofilaments. Here, the focus is on further new product developments and optimizations in line with the Oerlikon e-save philosophy, which promotes the manufacture of products oriented on sustainability. Oerlikon Neumag will concentrate on its BCF, staple fiber and nonwovens core competencies and present all interested visitors with the latest product developments by means of its virtual reality technology in the 3D showrooms.

Attractive accompanying program
In addition to the actual eight-day exhibition, the trade fair will once again also offer an attractive accompanying program, with active Oerlikon involvement.

Sponsor of the World Textile Summit
After the ITMA Barcelona 2011, Oerlikon is once again sponsoring the World Textile Summit in Milan. The first speakers have been already announced. In line with the key themes of ITMA 2015, the Summit’s program is being developed to explore a series of topics that link decisions on sustainability to profitability and corporate success. Date: Friday, November 13, 2015. For more information, please visit:

Nonwovens: “a world of growth and opportunities”
On Monday, November 16, 2015, EDANA and ITMA 2015 organizer MP Expositions will jointly host a Nonwovens Forum. The program will feature topics relating to global industry trends, opportunities and challenges, as well as production technologies and management. Oerlikon Neumag will talk about its innovations in ‘Spunbond Lines for Technical Applications’. Martin Rademacher, Sales Manager, and Dr. Ingo Maehlmann, Senior Manager Product Management Nonwoven, will talk about the polymer and technology trends as well as growth expectations for technical applications. They will also present their case study: “bitumen roofing substrate and geotextiles meeting market requirements”. More information:

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