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NEUMÜNSTER - Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcasing its range of technology at next month's ANEX-SINCE exhibition with a particular focus on solutions for the hygiene and medical, filtration and other industrial sectors.

Taking place in Shanghai between July 22 and 24, 2021, Oerlikon can be found at Stand 1H20.

Oerlikon Nonwoven offers a broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene in particular, has been optimized, and is now characterized by high production quality and the high production capacities and yields for manufacturing the latest, future-oriented nonwoven products.

For the manufacture of hygiene and medical nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven is offering its new QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems, which can be combined with a range of other features that enable differentiation within the market.

For the meltblown sector, Oerlikon supplies equipment for the manufacture of highly sophisticated filter media and numerous other high-end nonwoven applications. "Whether as a stand-alone system with one or several positions, as ‘plug & produce’ installations for already existing systems or in conjunction with other technologies, the Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality requirements of tomorrow," the company said. "Ever more producers are choosing the meanwhile extensively tried-and-tested and consistently further-developed Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown solutions."

Airlaid

According to Oerlikon, pulp or cellulose fibres as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivaled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is described as the ideal solution for processing this raw material into high-end products for a wide range of applications.

"Today, there is huge demand for manufacturing solutions for high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically-attractive production speeds and system throughputs," the company said. "In this area, the patented Oerlikon Nonwoven formation process – which also permits the homogeneous mixing of the most diverse raw materials, while simultaneously guaranteeing evenness and homogeneous fibre laying – is setting standards even for nonwovens with low running meter weights. And the benefits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications."

At ANEX, Oerlikon will also demonstrate its latest P&G-patented Phantom technology for the production of hygiene products and wipes.

Oerlikon Nonwoven has a sole worldwide licensee for this technology, which is described as an ideal alternative technology for manufacturing wet wipes from pulp and polymer fibres. Compared to other conventional processes, Phantom is said to offer ecological, performance and cost advantages, with consumer tests conducted across the globe confirming the fabrics high quality.

As a result of dispensing with hydroentanglement with subsequent drying – the manufacturing process itself helps make this material more sustainable overall. Targeted process management also allows the optimal setting of the relevant product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption and liquid absorption.

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