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Oerlikon Neumag and Elmarco successfully continue their cooperation


At the ITMA 2007, Elmarco and Oerlikon Neumag Austria signed a cooperation agreement. In the meantime, the companies have been working on the development of systems for the production of nanofiber nonwovens and can now present the market with mature solutions.

Both companies attach major importance to the development of nanofiber nonwovens for the future and on this basis, in 2007, they already decided on a joint development of lines, processes and products with a focus on acoustic applications. The advantages of nanofiber nonwovens lie in a considerable increase of the specific surface of the nonwovens through the nanofibers and hence the positive effect on the acoustic insulation.

Since signing the cooperation agreement, machines and processes have been subjected to targeted modification and optimisation for nanofiber applications with the result that the entire production process has successfully been brought to market maturity. This success was preceded by extensive trials at Oerlikon Neumag Austria’s testing center and at Elmarco, which provided the basis for the development of new products.

Several projects are already in the concrete tendering phase and line deliveries are expected this year.

Above all, the Russian market is a focal point for the use of nanofiber technology and Oerlikon plays a leading role in the Rusnanotech Initiative, which is aimed at promoting the introduction of this innovative technology.

About Oerlikon
Oerlikon (SWX: OERL) is one of the world's most successful high-tech industrial groups specialising in machine and plant engineering. The company is a leader in the field of industrial solutions and innovative technologies for textile manufacture, thin film coating, drive, precision and vacuum techniques. With roots in Switzerland and a long tradition stretching back 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with a workforce of more than 19,000 at 170 locations in 35 different countries.

About Elmarco
Elmarco is the industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Partnerships with global industrial leaders and universities form the foundation for our success. Elmarco’s unique Nanospider™ technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity and flexibility in producing the highest quality of nanofibers.