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Oerlikon Neumag expands into SMMS technology

July 18, 2013

Meltblown inserts expand scope of existing spunbond lines.

Oerlikon Neumag has extended its nonwovens product line, providing meltblown systems as inserts in existing and new outside vendor SXS plants. The first two Oerlikon Neumag meltblown “Plug & Produce-Solutions” were commissioned in a new SXXS line for hygiene and medical nonwovens at a U.S.-based customer.
The two 3.2 meter wide spinning beams developed by Oerlikon Neumag will be able to produce up to 4,000 tons of polypropylene meltblown nonwovens per annum. Within the SMMS nonwovens, the meltblown web assumes a barrier function without negatively affecting the breathability or surface characteristics of the finished nonwovens. Due to the newly offered Oerlikon Neumag technology, nonwoven producers can vary their nonwoven characteristics according to the market requirements.

“The demand is there. We offer a high-quality Plug and Produce-Solution,” says Stefan Kross, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment. "One other upgrade system with similar technological requirements is presently already in the start-up phase."

Until now, Oerlikon Neumag only offered meltblown stand-alone plants. The extended business activities now offer the Oerlikon Segment new chances on the spunbond plant market.

“Our solution enables a cost-efficient upgrading of new or existing spunbond systems, hence offering the nonwoven producers the benefit of access to markets with particularly high quality standards," says Ed McNally, sales director nonwovens, Oerlikon Neumag.

Based on the variety of processible polymers and producible fiber finenesses, a wide product range is covered with the Oerlikon Neumag meltblown technology.

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