Oerlikon displays nonwoven solutions at Anex-Since expo in Shanghai

June 25, 2021 - China

Oerlikon Nonwoven displayed market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene and medical, filtration, and other industrial applications at the recently held Anex-Since expo in Shanghai, China, in stand 1H20. Visitors to the expo will be presented with the Neumünster-based systems constructor’s impressive and extensive product and process know-how.

Oerlikon Nonwoven has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimised; it is characterised by the superb production quality achievable and the high production capacities and yields for manufacturing innovative, future-oriented nonwoven products. For the manufacture of hygiene and medical nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven offers its new QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems, the company said in a press release.

New, unique, and highly-sophisticated filter media and numerous other high-end nonwoven applications can be easily, flexibly, and efficiently manufactured, thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s optimised 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 Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality requirements of tomorrow. Ever more producers are choosing the meanwhile extensively tried-and-tested and consistently further-developed Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown solutions.

Pulp or cellulose fibres as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivalled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is 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. In this area, the patented Oerlikon Nonwoven formation process, which also permits the homogeneous mixing of the most diverse raw materials, while simultaneously guaranteeing superb evenness and homogeneous fibre laying, is setting standards even for nonwovens with low running meter weights. And the bene-fits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications, according to Oerlikon Nonwoven.

The company also showcased its P&G-patented Phantom technology for hygiene products and wipes. Oerlikon Nonwoven has a sole worldwide licensee for this technology. The Phantom technology is the superior alternative technology for manufacturing wet wipes from pulp and polymer fibres, for example. Compared to conventional, known processes, this technology offers ecological, performance, and cost advantages, with consumer tests conducted across the globe confirming the material’s superiority. And as a result of dispensing with hydro-entanglement with subsequent drying, the manufacturing process itself helps make this material more sustainable overall. Targeted process management allows the optimal setting of the relevant product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption, and liquid absorption.