Oerlikon to Cooperate With Shaoyang Textile Machinery on Spunmelt Line Solutions

Oerlikons business unit Nonwoven will cooperate with the Chinese machine and plant manufacturer Shaoyang Textile Machinery for nonwoven solutions in the hygiene market. This was announced by the Manmade Fibers segment at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2018.

The aim of both cooperation partners is to jointly advance the international sales of spunmelt lines for hygiene applications in the field of disposable nonwovens outside China.

Oerlikons business unit Nonwoven will be responsible for the entire project in the future. To this end, the Neumünster-based company will contribute its know-how in plant engineering to the partnership. Additionally, Oerlikon will acquire CE certifications for all exported Shaoyang Spunmelt lines. Oerlikon will also be responsible for product and process guarantees, and will provide worldwide customer services outside China. Meanwhile, Shaoyang Textile Machinery will supply spunmelt plant technologies.

Oerlikon Manmade Fiber Segment CEO Georg Stausberg explains, “With Shaoyang Textile Machinery, we have found a renowned Chinese plant manufacturer with extensive know-how in the construction of spunmelt plants for hygiene applications, which achieves international standards with its nonwoven qualities.”

Rainer Straub, Head of Oerlikons Nonwoven Business Unit, adds, “The partnership with Shaoyang Textile Machinery enables us to gain a foothold in the highly competitive hygiene market. Our many years of engineering experience guarantee customers production lines according to international standards for high-quality nonwovens.”