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Specialties still in demand despite the weak market in China Despite the continuing market slowdown in China, the new manmade fibers segment joint venture Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering recently signed …

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Oerlikon Neumag's meltblown pilot plant

Almost 500,000 tons of nonwovens are currently used annually in the production of filters, which corresponds to approximately 10% of current worldwide industrial nonwovens manufactured. Here, the filter market is split into two areas: air and liquid filtration. While in excess of 170,000 tons of nonwovens were manufactured for gas/air filters in 2015, the volume for liquid filters was almost double at around 295,000 tons.

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PP fiber applications in the automotive market.

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibers are used in many different applications, such as automotive, carpets and floorcoverings, geotextiles, apparel, sanitary and hygiene, and technical applications. In the automotive sector, for example, end-uses include luggage compartments, undershields, floor carpet systems, wheel arch liners and seam reinforcement. Currently, around 20 kg of various fibers are used per vehicle – and this figure is increasing.

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Polyester staple fiber production at Trevira in Bobingen/Bavaria (Germany).

Modern manmade fiber products must cater to the growing need of the industry for custom-made products. The materials needed in all applications of the textiles- and nonwoven- industries often require the raw materials employed to possess inherent – and possibly multiple – functions. New products and diminished or polluted resources require new materials.

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The Can Filling Station T-MOVE is an entirely new solution for filling cans at the card. In recent years, card productions have increased rapidly. The can changers, however, have not …

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