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Oerlikon Neumag, Elmarco Form Partnership



Published September 10, 2007
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Nonwovens machinery specialist Oerlikon Neumag has recently entered into an agreement with Elmarco, s.r.o. Through the combination of Elmarco’s nanofiber know-how and Oerlikon Neumag’s nonwoven technologies, the companies plan to offer complete technological solutions for nanofiber applications such as Nanospider AcousticWeb sound absorbent materials. Elmarco is a supplier of industrial production lines for nanofibers in the field of electro-spinning.

“Our aim was to gain an established, innovative partner covering the whole spectrum of technologies for the production of nonwoven materials,” said Pavel Novotny, general director of Elmarco. “Oerlikon offers a worldwide distribution and service network and is capable of positively responding to customers' requirements.”

Stefan Schlichter, head of Oerlikon Neumag’s carding division, stated, “As a company that always realizes a strong commitment for new technologies, we see potential in the future cooperation with Elmarco in the field of ultra lightweight nonwoven applications. Together with Elmarco, we will explore the potential of the new nanoweb technology in the nonwovens world market.”  
 
Elmarco was founded in 2000 and established itself as a supplier to the semi-conductor industry within a year. Four years later, Elmarco developed the Nanospider technology and designed the first industrial line for the production of nylon nanofibers.