At the Index, Oerlikon Nonwoven, Neumünster/Germany, will be showcasing market and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications. The company has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimized; it is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.
The new QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems are on offer for the manufacture of hygiene nonwovens. Here, the benefits of the Chinese machine construction partner’s nonwoven formation are integrated into the complete solution. The advantage for nonwovens producers: highly competitive solutions at attractive prices with comparably low investment.
New, highly sophisticated filter media can be easily and efficiently manufactured thanks to the company’s optimized meltblown technology. 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 process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with high quality requirements.
Pulp or cellulose fibers as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivaled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is a very good solution for processing this raw material into high-end products for a wide range of applications. For the production of high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and system throughputs, the company’s patented formation process, which also permits the homogeneous mixing of the most diverse raw materials, while simultaneously guaranteeing high evenness and homogeneous fiber laying, can be used, even for nonwovens with low running meter weights. The benefits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications.
Also being showcased at the trade fair stand is the P&G patented Phantom technology from Teknoweb Materials Srl, Palazzo Pignano/Italy, Oerlikon Nonwoven’s strategic partner for hygiene products and wipes. The Phantom technology is a very good dry laid alternative technology for e.g. manufacturing wet wipes from pulp and polymer fibers. Compared to conventional, known processes, this technology offers superior performances with cost advantage in much more eco-friendly products. Dispensing with hydroentanglement renders subsequent drying of the material redundant. Targeted process management allows the optimal setting of the relevant product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption and liquid absorption.
Oerlikon Nonwoven at the Index 2020: Stand 2314