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Oerlikon Neumag Announces Sale of Airlaid Plant to Turkey



Published April 8, 2011
Oerlikon Neumag announced that in March 2011 the company received an order for an airlaid plant with a capacity of 7000 tons per year. The contract of the airlaid equipment was concluded with Selcuk Group in Turkey, a leading producer of yarns and textiles in the region of Gaziantep.

In March 2011 Oerlikon Neumag successfully signed a deal with Selcuk Group, well known as a producer of carded, combed and mélanged yarns as well as fabrics for the European market. Here Oerlikon Neumag will deliver the complete airlaid plant with a festooning system and in addition will carry out the supervision of erection and commissioning. This plant, with a total capacity of 7000 tons per year, is engineered to produce a wide range of airlaid nonwovens for different applications such as feminine hygiene products, table top products, wet and various other applications. The line is planned for start-up end of 2012 and will be marketing the airlaid products from a newly formed Selcuk subsidiary, KARWEB Air-Laid Products.

“Oerlikon Neumag was our first choice from the beginning. The references in the airlaid industry and the leading technology for large scale plants have convinced us. KARWEB Air-Laid Products will enter the airlaid market with a very strong partner who facilitates us to be successful and competitive in the long term,” said Mr. Oktay Kara, CEO of Selcuk Group.

With more than 25 installed airlaid plants in Europe, Asia and USA, Oerlikon Neumag stands for cutting-edge technology and experience in both manufacturing and process engineering for Airlaid plants. The new Airlaid plant for KARWEB will be engineered to produce various types of airlaid nonwovens to fulfil market needs and generate an optimum of capacity utilization in times of cyclical developments.