Oerlikon Barmag Introduces WINGS POY 1800

Germany-based Oerlikon Barmag, a member of Switzerland-based OC Oerlikon Management AG’s Manmade
Fibers segment, has introduced a new yarn winder in its Winding Integrated Godet Solution (WINGS)
product line. According to the company, the new WINGS POY 1800 model winder offers a 20-percent
increase in productivity compared to the previous-generation model while taking up no more space on
the production floor. The productivity boost comes from the addition of technology to increase the
total number of bobbins from 10 to 12 in the same amount of space.

Oerlikon Barmag reports it has sold some 14,000 WINGS POY units since they were first
introduced in 2007. Yarns manufactured on the machine are suitable for apparel, tire cord, seat
belts and technical textiles, among other applications.

“With Wings POY 1800, we are once again underscoring our technological leadership in the area
of filament spinning,” said Stefan Kross, CEO, Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers segment. “We will use this
technology to sustainably bolster our market share of more than 40 percent in the manmade fiber
machinery industry. With WINGS POY 1800, we are writing another chapter in our success story and
moving even farther ahead of our competitiors. Unlike any other spinning products in the
marketplace, WINGS delivers efficient and profitable filament production while supplying the
highest level of yarn quality.”

October/November/December 2013