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Oerlikon announced in April that it has signed an agreement to acquire the entire staple fibers technology portfolio of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH, Egelsbach, Germany. This company is part of the German Truetzschler Group, which is a specialist in fiber preparation for the yarn spinning and nonwovens industries. The acquisition expands the Manmade …


By Susanne Beyer and Stephan Faulstich

Even in the case of the last five-year plan by the Chinese government, the focus was on sustainable and innovative technologies. Only systems that promise technological and ecological value-added are approved for import. And the same applies to the provision of loans. With this, the highest-capacity market for manmade fiber manufacturing has set an extremely high standard for spinning technologies.


Following the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt in May, and November’s ITMA 2015 textile machinery event in Milan, 2016 appears to be a relatively quiet year in the trade show, conference and exhibition calendar. However, for companies and organizations involved in the manmade fiber, nonwovens and technical textiles sectors there is still a myriad of global events focused on these sectors where delegates and visitors – and exhibitors – can top up their air miles.


Based on latest technologies presented at ITMA in Milan this fall, Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers Segment received a number of large orders totaling more than CHF 50 million for their Oerlikon Neumag staple fiber plant engineering technologies. The orders were placed by key customers in Europe and Asia, outside China, for the production of staple fibers. …


By Adrian Wilson, European Correspondent

The 17th ITMA textile machinery show, which took place in Milan, Italy, from November 12-18, broke all previous records, attracting almost 123,000 visitors from 147 countries and with 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries participating.

“We registered a 20 per cent jump in visitor numbers compared to the last event in 2011 and more importantly, from feedback, we can confidently say that our message on sustainability has resonated greatly with buyers,” said Charles Beauduin, president of show owner CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers.