ITM Texpo Eurasia 2012 Exhibitor Preview: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG

REMSCHEID, Germany — March 2, 2012 — Oerlikon Textile, market and technological leader in the field
of textile machinery and plant, will be showing its strengths on an area of approx. 400 m2 at booth
B210 in hall 2 during the ITM, which takes place in Istanbul on 21-24.4.2012. Show highlights
include the Autocoro 8 rotor spinning machine, the POY take-up winding machine WINGS for polyamide
6, the BCF best seller S+ and the energy-saving Volkmann CT two-for-one twisting machine. Oerlikon
Textile will show pertinent exhibits for these products. In addition, Oerlikon invites visitors to
a “virtual showroom” in which they can familiarize themselves with complex installations and
process sequences in 3D.

“We aim to convince enterprises in the key textile markets of Turkey and the Middle East with
our group motto ‘Innovation has a name’,” said Clement Woon, CEO of Oerlikon Textile since 1
January 2012, regarding the ITM 2012. Five leading brands and their products will be on show:

Oerlikon Barmag: Texturing and spinning of high-end filaments

The market leader for filament systems is exhibiting its twelve-thread WINGS for polyamide 6
for the first time and setting new standards in processing the demanding polymer to produce good
yarn grades. To prevail against the strong competition from China and India, Turkish filament yarn
manufacturers are focusing increasingly on high-quality yarns for the carpet and automotive
sectors. One information highlight for the traditionally strong Turkish texturing market is the
ITMA innovation eAFK, an automatic texturing machine, along with its manual sibling eFK. The market
leader for artificial turf filament systems is also showing its latest development for artificial
sports turf: MoisTurf is the name of the equipment for producing hydrophilic monofilaments. Such
yarns are used as artificial turf preferably in contact sports and ensure that water is distributed

Oerlikon Schlafhorst: One-stop innovations in spinning and winding

The market and innovation leader in ring and rotor spinning and winding supplies spinning
mills worldwide with innovations for the optimum in quality, reliability and economic benefit. The
new Autocoro 8 is thus the first and only rotor spinning machine to spin a yarn at a rotor speed of
200,000 rpm. The new technology forms the basis for productivity increases of up to 25 per cent,
machine start-up in minutes instead of hours, an excellent multi-lot capability and much lower
spinning costs. The BD 448 is the longest semi-automatic rotor spinning machine in the world. The
Zinser ring spinning machines 351 and 451 promise unique process reliability with the Impact FX
compact spinning technology and the CoWeMat doffer. And the quality package of the Autoconer X5
sets the benchmark for individually and flexibly adaptable package quality with maximum

Oerlikon Neumag: Superior competence in BCF carpet yarns

With a market share of nearly 70 per cent, the company is a leading supplier of highly
advanced BCF carpet yarn machines. The BCF best seller in 2011, the S+ with three yarns per
position, is now available for the up-and-coming carpet material polyester BCF. This is a perfect
substitute for polyester spinning yarn on account of its cost efficiency in production. Production
systems for polyester staple fibres permit maximum capacities of up to 300 tonnes per day and cut
operating costs at the same time. For manufacturers of nonwovens such as geotextiles, compact
inline systems with capacities of up to 80 tonnes per day offer suitable solutions as they permit
small production batches and require few operators. Also on the agenda are machines or turnkey
systems for the production of nonwovens from spunbond and meltblown to airlaid. Visitors to the
exhibition can also navigate through the innovations in 3D on a virtual tour of the installation.

Oerlikon Saurer: Embroider and twist perfectly and economize on costs

The market leader in embroidery and twisting is putting the emphasis on energy saving with
the new Volkmann CT: the eco-drive concept and spindles are the perfect complement to the e-save
spindle family and help to save up to 40 per cent of energy costs, even for the finest yarn counts.
Next new process: Volkmann Heat-SET integrates cabling, thermofixing and winding in one process
sequence, thus reducing process costs and speeding up order completion. The new Allma TC2
two-for-one twisting machine can process every conceivable material in the titre range from 235 to
60,000 dtex. It thus satisfies the demand for top quality, application variety and production
flexibility in the market for technical plied yarns. Its sister machine Allma CC4 is
revolutionizing the tyre cord cabling market with energy savings of up to 50 per cent. And the
Epoca 6 with its new drive system, optimal adjustment options and perfect thread cutting delivers
the product up to 30 per cent faster with maximum reliability and embroidery quality.

Oerlikon Textile Components:
The best place to go for all premium components

As market leader, Oerlikon Textile Components is a byword for quality and know-how in the
production of premium components for the filament and staple fibre spinning mill and is exhibiting
all ITMA innovations. Special exhibition highlights: in staple fibre spinning, the world’s most
versatile Texparts® PK 2630 SE weighting arms can also be used for machines from Rieter and LMW.
Spindles with the Texparts® Zero underwinding system prevent underwind threads and offer maximum
reliability, efficiency and operator-friendliness in use. The novel curved edge of the Daytex®
Shrinkage Belt is completely devoid of sharp edges, preventing tears from forming and thus
extending the belt’s service life. The established product lines Accotex, Fibrevision, Heberlein
and Temco complete this selection.

Posted on March 20, 2012

Source: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG