India ITME 2012 Exhibitor Preview: Oerlikon Textile

CHEMNITZ, NEUMÜNSTER, REMSCHEID, November 6, 2012 – Oerlikon Textile with its Oerlikon Barmag and
Oerlikon Neumag brands, is focusing on virtual reality at the India ITME. With its Virtual Reality
Showroom, first unveiled at the ITMA in Barcelona, the market leader in all matters relating to
manmade fiber production is offering a completely revolutionary perspective on processes, machines
and systems: an experience rather than merely a view. Virtual reality will enable the trade
visitors to “embark” on a journey through the production processes and systems, practically taking
them from the raw material all the way through to the finished yarn package.

The benefits of this innovative presentation method are clear to see: customers can explore
the entire system, whereas individual components, at most, could be shown to date. Furthermore,
users can control the view in accordance with their specific requirements, explore key components
in greater detail and examine the insides of the systems. In addition to the 300 ton/day staple
fiber system, the melt-blown system and the BCF system S+ from Oerlikon Neumag, the program now
also includes Oerlikon Barmag’s technology for the entire process chain – from the melt to the yarn
and from the poly-condensation system all the way through to the finished FDY package.

The textile machine builder will be placing the information spotlight on industrial textiles
both with the Oerlikon Barmag filament yarn systems and the spunbond system from Oerlikon Neumag’s
non-woven portfolio. Potential applications include geo-textiles, roofing, carpet backing,
filtration systems and automotive applications such as seatbelts, airbags and tire cord, for
instance. There is currently considerably more movement within the non-woven market and – in terms
of growth rates – this will in turn overtake those of hygiene products in the future. In view of
the numerous infrastructure projects, the Indian market offers huge potential particularly for

Sustainability is also a hugely important trade fair topic for the manmade fiber specialists
at the Oerlikon Group: energy efficiency and CO2 emissions during the filament yarn spin-dyeing
process using the Oerlikon Barmag 3DD mixer are also important factors here. To this end, a piece
dyeing process requires around 30 times as much energy as masterbatch dyeing processes, while also
emitting approximately 30 times the amount of CO2. Incidentally, the dyeing masterbatch results are
more even, which is why textiles dyed using this method are the preferred choice in the
particularly critical automotive sector.

One important competitive advantage of the Oerlikon Neumag 300 ton/day staple fiber system
is the considerably higher per-ton fiber profitability vis-à-vis smaller systems, an achievement
that is predominantly down to the superb energy efficiency of the new large-scale system.
Experience acquired by a Chinese customer reveals production costs that are at least 25% lower and
a three-fold increase in the output.

In the carpet yarn sectors, the focus is on the BCF system S+. Once again, efficiency – in
addition to productivity – is the primary character trait of the new standard machine of the BCF
systems market leader, Oerlikon Neumag. As the successor to the S3 and the S5, it combines the
benefits of a fast, efficient and user-friendly machine with tried-and-tested components.