Neumünster/Shanghai, June 24, 2014 – A comprehensive portfolio of nonwoven technologies, from meltspun spunbond (spunbond and meltblown) up to airlaid nonwovens (airlaid) will be presented by Oerlikon Neumag at this year’s ITMA Asia trade fair in Shanghai, 16 – 20 June 2014, at booth F01 in hall W3. Application areas are for example special technical uses such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles and automotive, as well as hygiene applications.
Technical spunbond technology for a rapidly growing market
Oerlikon Neumag offers the complete process from polymer chips up to roll goods for the production of substrate for bitumen roofing membranes, sarking membranes and also geotextiles. The one-step spunbond technology convinces with a combination of effectiveness and productivity, thus lowering production costs by up to 20%. More than 3 million tons of technical nonwovens were produced last year and the demand is still increasing, especially in emerging countries. Thinner, lighter, efficient materials, as produced with the spunbond technology, now specify the trend.
Meltblown technology stand-alone or as an upgrade solution
The Oerlikon Neumag meltblown technology enables the cost-efficient production of high-quality meltblown and SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) products. Stand-alone mono and bico meltblown plants produce nonwovens for a variety of filtration, insulation and sorbent applications. The meltblown technology is applied for a multitude of medical and hygiene products as “Plug & Product” installations in already existing and in new external SXS plants. This solution enables a cost-efficient upgrading of new or existing spunbond plants and offers nonwoven producers access to markets with very high quality demands.
Airlaid: more homogeneity with thin nonwovens
The core of the Oerlikon Neumag airlaid technology, the forming head, sets standards for the production of extremely thin airlaid nonwovens. A high uniformity and homogeneous web formation,
today enable the production of high-quality, light airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and plant throughputs. With the new forming head, we can not only produce very light airlaid materials, but also combination nonwovens with full utilization of the plant capacity, at the same time saving raw material.