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Why technical nonwovens

Around 3.52 million tons of technical nonwovens were


consumed in 2010. That is 25% more than for disposable
nonwovens. The market is growing rapidly with over 9% per year.
While the use of nonwoven geotextiles and roofing substrates
in construction is well established in North America and Europe,
the increasing demand for these materials in emerging countries is generating tremendous opportunities for manufacturers.

Global consumption of technical nonwovens by


application (000 tons):
Building/Roofing
900
800
700
600
500

Thinking of manufacturing bitumen roofing substrates, roofing


underlayment, or geotextiles? Drawing on many years of knowhow, Oerlikon Neumag can supply you with a one-step process
from a single source from the spinning plant all the way
through to the spunbond roll-goods. The result is technology
that is unsurpassed in terms of efficiency and productivity.

Geotextiles

Full-scope supply

1000

Advanced spunbonds meet the need for thinner, lighter and


more efficient materials in such applications and Oerlikon
Neumags technology is a simpler, one-step production
process for them, allowing manufacturers to significantly
reduce their costs.

400

The company offers the complete spunbond nonwoven


process from polymer melt all the way through to finished roll
goods with systems and equipment specifically optimised
for the production of substrates for bitumen roofing membranes and roofing underlayment, as well as for geotextiles.

7,6%

9,1%

653
539

453
348

300
200
100
0
2010

2015

In offering total solutions to the nonwovens industry, Oerlikon


Neumags service begins with full consultation and planning
followed by complete engineering services, start-up and
production support. This is backed up with comprehensive
guarantees in respect of quality and capacity from spinning
through to winding.
Oerlikon Neumags close relationship with first-class downstream equipment suppliers makes an innovation network
available to our customers, enabling them to develop customized solutions.

CAGR

(Source: Pira)

Competence in R&D
Our extensive R&D laboratory is equipped with the latest
generation of technologies for technical nonwovens, enabling
us to carry out extensive improvements and developments
for new processes, components and machines, in addition to
trials with our customers, or on their behalf.
As a down sized version of a full production plant, the fabric
properties resulting from trials on our pilot plant can be precisely reproduced on production scale.

Competence in engineering
Competence in PET, PP and Bico

Roofing underlayment

With more than 100 systems for PET, PP and bicomponent


staple fibers installed worldwide with production capacities
in excess of 4.3 mio tons/year Oerlikon Neumag is able to
draw on comprehensive and tried-and-tested know-how
in the processing of polyester and polypropylene. This
expertise is deployed for the benefit of our customers in
the production of technical nonwovens.

Bitumen roofing

We have more than 50 years of experience in machine and


plant design on which to draw and this has been directly and
systematically transferred into our engineering know-how.

Mechanical engineering
Process and civil engineering
Piping and air-conditioning
Measurement and control engineering
Electrical and instrumentation engineering

S+

4.

Geotextiles

Oerlikon Neumag engineering covers all areas involved in


the set-up of the plant, its continuous operation and the
contractual guarantees in respect of both product quality and
production performance.
Turnkey project management can include basic, as well as
detailed engineering in the following areas:

DT

BC

Subject to technical modification and other changes.

Technical Nonwovens

Oerlikon Neumag
Zweigniederlassung der
Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Christianstrae 168 - 170
24536 Neumnster
Germany
Phone: +49 4321 305-353
Fax: +49 4321 305-212
sales.neumag@oerlikon.com
www.neumag.oerlikontextile.com

Why technical nonwovens


Around 3.52 million tons of technical nonwovens were
consumed in 2010. That is 25% more than for disposable
nonwovens. The market is growing rapidly with over 9% per year.
While the use of nonwoven geotextiles and roofing substrates
in construction is well established in North America and Europe,
the increasing demand for these materials in emerging countries is generating tremendous opportunities for manufacturers.

Global consumption of technical nonwovens by


application (000 tons):
Building/Roofing

Geotextiles

1000

Advanced spunbonds meet the need for thinner, lighter and


more efficient materials in such applications and Oerlikon
Neumags technology is a simpler, one-step production
process for them, allowing manufacturers to significantly
reduce their costs.

900

7,6%

800
700

500
400

The company offers the complete spunbond nonwoven


process from polymer melt all the way through to finished roll
goods with systems and equipment specifically optimised
for the production of substrates for bitumen roofing membranes and roofing underlayment, as well as for geotextiles.

9,1%

653

600

539

453
348

300
200
100
0
2010

2015

Thinking of manufacturing bitumen roofing substrates, roofing


underlayment, or geotextiles? Drawing on many years of knowhow, Oerlikon Neumag can supply you with a one-step process
from a single source from the spinning plant all the way
through to the spunbond roll-goods. The result is technology
that is unsurpassed in terms of efficiency and productivity.

CAGR

(Source: Pira)

Full-scope supply

Competence in R&D

In offering total solutions to the nonwovens industry, Oerlikon


Neumags service begins with full consultation and planning
followed by complete engineering services, start-up and
production support. This is backed up with comprehensive
guarantees in respect of quality and capacity from spinning
through to winding.

Our extensive R&D laboratory is equipped with the latest


generation of technologies for technical nonwovens, enabling
us to carry out extensive improvements and developments
for new processes, components and machines, in addition to
trials with our customers, or on their behalf.

Oerlikon Neumags close relationship with first-class downstream equipment suppliers makes an innovation network
available to our customers, enabling them to develop customized solutions.

As a down sized version of a full production plant, the fabric


properties resulting from trials on our pilot plant can be precisely reproduced on production scale.

Competence in engineering
Roofing underlayment

Bitumen roofing

D
YT

+S

B
FC

With more than 100 systems for PET, PP and bicomponent


staple fibers installed worldwide with production capacities
in excess of 4.3 mio tons/year Oerlikon Neumag is able to
draw on comprehensive and tried-and-tested know-how
in the processing of polyester and polypropylene. This
expertise is deployed for the benefit of our customers in
the production of technical nonwovens.

We have more than 50 years of experience in machine and


plant design on which to draw and this has been directly and
systematically transferred into our engineering know-how.
Oerlikon Neumag engineering covers all areas involved in
the set-up of the plant, its continuous operation and the
contractual guarantees in respect of both product quality and
production performance.
Turnkey project management can include basic, as well as
detailed engineering in the following areas:
Mechanical engineering
Process and civil engineering
Piping and air-conditioning
Measurement and control engineering
Electrical and instrumentation engineering

Subject to technical modification and other changes.

Oerlikon Neumag
Zweigniederlassung der
Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Christianstrae 168 - 170
24536 Neumnster
Germany
Phone: +49 4321 305-353
Fax: +49 4321 305-212
sales.neumag@oerlikon.com
www.neumag.oerlikontextile.com

Technical Nonwovens

Geotextiles

.4

Competence in PET, PP and Bico

Why technical nonwovens


Around 3.52 million tons of technical nonwovens were
consumed in 2010. That is 25% more than for disposable
nonwovens. The market is growing rapidly with over 9% per year.
While the use of nonwoven geotextiles and roofing substrates
in construction is well established in North America and Europe,
the increasing demand for these materials in emerging countries is generating tremendous opportunities for manufacturers.

Global consumption of technical nonwovens by


application (000 tons):
Building/Roofing

Geotextiles

1000

Advanced spunbonds meet the need for thinner, lighter and


more efficient materials in such applications and Oerlikon
Neumags technology is a simpler, one-step production
process for them, allowing manufacturers to significantly
reduce their costs.

900

7,6%

800
700

500
400

The company offers the complete spunbond nonwoven


process from polymer melt all the way through to finished roll
goods with systems and equipment specifically optimised
for the production of substrates for bitumen roofing membranes and roofing underlayment, as well as for geotextiles.

9,1%

653

600

539

453
348

300
200
100
0
2010

2015

Thinking of manufacturing bitumen roofing substrates, roofing


underlayment, or geotextiles? Drawing on many years of knowhow, Oerlikon Neumag can supply you with a one-step process
from a single source from the spinning plant all the way
through to the spunbond roll-goods. The result is technology
that is unsurpassed in terms of efficiency and productivity.

CAGR

(Source: Pira)

Full-scope supply

Competence in R&D

In offering total solutions to the nonwovens industry, Oerlikon


Neumags service begins with full consultation and planning
followed by complete engineering services, start-up and
production support. This is backed up with comprehensive
guarantees in respect of quality and capacity from spinning
through to winding.

Our extensive R&D laboratory is equipped with the latest


generation of technologies for technical nonwovens, enabling
us to carry out extensive improvements and developments
for new processes, components and machines, in addition to
trials with our customers, or on their behalf.

Oerlikon Neumags close relationship with first-class downstream equipment suppliers makes an innovation network
available to our customers, enabling them to develop customized solutions.

As a down sized version of a full production plant, the fabric


properties resulting from trials on our pilot plant can be precisely reproduced on production scale.

Competence in engineering
Roofing underlayment

Bitumen roofing

D
YT

+S

B
FC

With more than 100 systems for PET, PP and bicomponent


staple fibers installed worldwide with production capacities
in excess of 4.3 mio tons/year Oerlikon Neumag is able to
draw on comprehensive and tried-and-tested know-how
in the processing of polyester and polypropylene. This
expertise is deployed for the benefit of our customers in
the production of technical nonwovens.

We have more than 50 years of experience in machine and


plant design on which to draw and this has been directly and
systematically transferred into our engineering know-how.
Oerlikon Neumag engineering covers all areas involved in
the set-up of the plant, its continuous operation and the
contractual guarantees in respect of both product quality and
production performance.
Turnkey project management can include basic, as well as
detailed engineering in the following areas:
Mechanical engineering
Process and civil engineering
Piping and air-conditioning
Measurement and control engineering
Electrical and instrumentation engineering

Subject to technical modification and other changes.

Oerlikon Neumag
Zweigniederlassung der
Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Christianstrae 168 - 170
24536 Neumnster
Germany
Phone: +49 4321 305-353
Fax: +49 4321 305-212
sales.neumag@oerlikon.com
www.neumag.oerlikontextile.com

Technical Nonwovens

Geotextiles

.4

Competence in PET, PP and Bico

One base, many possibilities


Oerlikon Neumags modular line concept
High throughputs

Homogenous web characteristics

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology enables significantly


higher throughputs than achievable with other standard
systems available on the market.

For optimal spinning, the polymer must be distributed in the


spinning beam under very uniform conditions. With Oerlikon
Neumags segmented distribution system, a uniform residence
time and heat transfer is achieved for the polymer across the
beam and spinneret. As a result of the excellent polymer
distribution, the Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology
achieves homogenous web characteristics. To this end,
consistent tenacity and elongation values in both cross and
machine direction are achievable.

Production capacities range all the way up to 300 kg/(h*m) for


polyester from both virgin and recycled polyester and up to
240 kg/(h*m) for polypropylene.
The intrinsic viscosity range for polyester spunbonds lies between 0.6 and 0.8, while the melt flow rate (MFR) for polypropylenes can extend down to a lower value of 12.

Outstanding flexibility in
polymer use

Bicomponent capability

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology is designed for a wide


variety of melt-spinnable polymers such as PET, PP, PE, PA,
PLA and PPS.

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond lines can be optionally equipped


with bicomponent technology which has been installed in a
number of commercial lines.
The unique Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent system allows:
Sheath content as low as 5 per cent
Decreased costs per unit with cost-efficient polymer,
e.g. recycled polymer in the core
A wide range of polymer combinations, polymer ratios
and viscosities
Adding value by utilizing different core and sheath
properties e. g. elasticity

Furthermore, this segmented construction allows the design


of customized system widths.

Low energy consumption


As a result of the optimization of the draw slot and a
process parameter optimization, the energy consumption
for compressed air has been reduced compared to previous
solutions.

Low waste rate


Due to the high system up-time with planned maintenance
intervals and the possibility of recycling the majority of the
waste, the non-recycled trim waste is less than 1 percent.

Bitumen Roofing Substrate


Polymer: PET, rPET
Basis weight: 100 300 g/m
Filament size: 2 6 dtex
Throughput: up to 300 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1010 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3030 mm for up
to 8,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For top layer, often flat roofs

Roofing Underlayment
Polymer: PP
Basis weight: 50 120 g/m
Filament size: 4 7 dtex
Throughput: up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1500 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 mm for up
to 6,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For use between roofing tiles, wooden roof

Geotextile
Polymer: PP, PET, rPET
Basis weight: 80 500 g/m
Filament size: 4 10 dtex
Throughput: PET up to 300 kg/(h*m)

PP up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 3200 or 5900 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 or
5900 mm for PP up to 10,000 tons per year
(other widths on request)
E.g. for surface drainage, erosion control,
soil separation

Spunbonding

Needling

Spunbonding

Calandering

Spunbonding

Spraying

Heat Setting

Binder
Application

Infrared
Pre-Heater

Drying

Drying

Accumulator

Winding

Winding

Needling

Accumulator

Winding

One base, many possibilities


Oerlikon Neumags modular line concept
High throughputs

Homogenous web characteristics

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology enables significantly


higher throughputs than achievable with other standard
systems available on the market.

For optimal spinning, the polymer must be distributed in the


spinning beam under very uniform conditions. With Oerlikon
Neumags segmented distribution system, a uniform residence
time and heat transfer is achieved for the polymer across the
beam and spinneret. As a result of the excellent polymer
distribution, the Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology
achieves homogenous web characteristics. To this end,
consistent tenacity and elongation values in both cross and
machine direction are achievable.

Production capacities range all the way up to 300 kg/(h*m) for


polyester from both virgin and recycled polyester and up to
240 kg/(h*m) for polypropylene.
The intrinsic viscosity range for polyester spunbonds lies between 0.6 and 0.8, while the melt flow rate (MFR) for polypropylenes can extend down to a lower value of 12.

Outstanding flexibility in
polymer use

Bicomponent capability

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology is designed for a wide


variety of melt-spinnable polymers such as PET, PP, PE, PA,
PLA and PPS.

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond lines can be optionally equipped


with bicomponent technology which has been installed in a
number of commercial lines.
The unique Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent system allows:
Sheath content as low as 5 per cent
Decreased costs per unit with cost-efficient polymer,
e.g. recycled polymer in the core
A wide range of polymer combinations, polymer ratios
and viscosities
Adding value by utilizing different core and sheath
properties e. g. elasticity

Furthermore, this segmented construction allows the design


of customized system widths.

Low energy consumption


As a result of the optimization of the draw slot and a
process parameter optimization, the energy consumption
for compressed air has been reduced compared to previous
solutions.

Low waste rate


Due to the high system up-time with planned maintenance
intervals and the possibility of recycling the majority of the
waste, the non-recycled trim waste is less than 1 percent.

Bitumen Roofing Substrate


Polymer: PET, rPET
Basis weight: 100 300 g/m
Filament size: 2 6 dtex
Throughput: up to 300 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1010 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3030 mm for up
to 8,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For top layer, often flat roofs

Roofing Underlayment
Polymer: PP
Basis weight: 50 120 g/m
Filament size: 4 7 dtex
Throughput: up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1500 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 mm for up
to 6,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For use between roofing tiles, wooden roof

Geotextile
Polymer: PP, PET, rPET
Basis weight: 80 500 g/m
Filament size: 4 10 dtex
Throughput: PET up to 300 kg/(h*m)

PP up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 3200 or 5900 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 or
5900 mm for PP up to 10,000 tons per year
(other widths on request)
E.g. for surface drainage, erosion control,
soil separation

Spunbonding

Needling

Spunbonding

Calandering

Spunbonding

Spraying

Heat Setting

Binder
Application

Infrared
Pre-Heater

Drying

Drying

Accumulator

Winding

Winding

Needling

Accumulator

Winding

One base, many possibilities


Oerlikon Neumags modular line concept
High throughputs

Homogenous web characteristics

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology enables significantly


higher throughputs than achievable with other standard
systems available on the market.

For optimal spinning, the polymer must be distributed in the


spinning beam under very uniform conditions. With Oerlikon
Neumags segmented distribution system, a uniform residence
time and heat transfer is achieved for the polymer across the
beam and spinneret. As a result of the excellent polymer
distribution, the Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology
achieves homogenous web characteristics. To this end,
consistent tenacity and elongation values in both cross and
machine direction are achievable.

Production capacities range all the way up to 300 kg/(h*m) for


polyester from both virgin and recycled polyester and up to
240 kg/(h*m) for polypropylene.
The intrinsic viscosity range for polyester spunbonds lies between 0.6 and 0.8, while the melt flow rate (MFR) for polypropylenes can extend down to a lower value of 12.

Outstanding flexibility in
polymer use

Bicomponent capability

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology is designed for a wide


variety of melt-spinnable polymers such as PET, PP, PE, PA,
PLA and PPS.

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond lines can be optionally equipped


with bicomponent technology which has been installed in a
number of commercial lines.
The unique Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent system allows:
Sheath content as low as 5 per cent
Decreased costs per unit with cost-efficient polymer,
e.g. recycled polymer in the core
A wide range of polymer combinations, polymer ratios
and viscosities
Adding value by utilizing different core and sheath
properties e. g. elasticity

Furthermore, this segmented construction allows the design


of customized system widths.

Low energy consumption


As a result of the optimization of the draw slot and a
process parameter optimization, the energy consumption
for compressed air has been reduced compared to previous
solutions.

Low waste rate


Due to the high system up-time with planned maintenance
intervals and the possibility of recycling the majority of the
waste, the non-recycled trim waste is less than 1 percent.

Bitumen Roofing Substrate


Polymer: PET, rPET
Basis weight: 100 300 g/m
Filament size: 2 6 dtex
Throughput: up to 300 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1010 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3030 mm for up
to 8,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For top layer, often flat roofs

Roofing Underlayment
Polymer: PP
Basis weight: 50 120 g/m
Filament size: 4 7 dtex
Throughput: up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1500 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 mm for up
to 6,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For use between roofing tiles, wooden roof

Geotextile
Polymer: PP, PET, rPET
Basis weight: 80 500 g/m
Filament size: 4 10 dtex
Throughput: PET up to 300 kg/(h*m)

PP up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 3200 or 5900 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 or
5900 mm for PP up to 10,000 tons per year
(other widths on request)
E.g. for surface drainage, erosion control,
soil separation

Spunbonding

Needling

Spunbonding

Calandering

Spunbonding

Spraying

Heat Setting

Binder
Application

Infrared
Pre-Heater

Drying

Drying

Accumulator

Winding

Winding

Needling

Accumulator

Winding

One base, many possibilities


Oerlikon Neumags modular line concept
High throughputs

Homogenous web characteristics

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology enables significantly


higher throughputs than achievable with other standard
systems available on the market.

For optimal spinning, the polymer must be distributed in the


spinning beam under very uniform conditions. With Oerlikon
Neumags segmented distribution system, a uniform residence
time and heat transfer is achieved for the polymer across the
beam and spinneret. As a result of the excellent polymer
distribution, the Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology
achieves homogenous web characteristics. To this end,
consistent tenacity and elongation values in both cross and
machine direction are achievable.

Production capacities range all the way up to 300 kg/(h*m) for


polyester from both virgin and recycled polyester and up to
240 kg/(h*m) for polypropylene.
The intrinsic viscosity range for polyester spunbonds lies between 0.6 and 0.8, while the melt flow rate (MFR) for polypropylenes can extend down to a lower value of 12.

Outstanding flexibility in
polymer use

Bicomponent capability

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology is designed for a wide


variety of melt-spinnable polymers such as PET, PP, PE, PA,
PLA and PPS.

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond lines can be optionally equipped


with bicomponent technology which has been installed in a
number of commercial lines.
The unique Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent system allows:
Sheath content as low as 5 per cent
Decreased costs per unit with cost-efficient polymer,
e.g. recycled polymer in the core
A wide range of polymer combinations, polymer ratios
and viscosities
Adding value by utilizing different core and sheath
properties e. g. elasticity

Furthermore, this segmented construction allows the design


of customized system widths.

Low energy consumption


As a result of the optimization of the draw slot and a
process parameter optimization, the energy consumption
for compressed air has been reduced compared to previous
solutions.

Low waste rate


Due to the high system up-time with planned maintenance
intervals and the possibility of recycling the majority of the
waste, the non-recycled trim waste is less than 1 percent.

Bitumen Roofing Substrate


Polymer: PET, rPET
Basis weight: 100 300 g/m
Filament size: 2 6 dtex
Throughput: up to 300 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1010 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3030 mm for up
to 8,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For top layer, often flat roofs

Roofing Underlayment
Polymer: PP
Basis weight: 50 120 g/m
Filament size: 4 7 dtex
Throughput: up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1500 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 mm for up
to 6,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For use between roofing tiles, wooden roof

Geotextile
Polymer: PP, PET, rPET
Basis weight: 80 500 g/m
Filament size: 4 10 dtex
Throughput: PET up to 300 kg/(h*m)

PP up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 3200 or 5900 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 or
5900 mm for PP up to 10,000 tons per year
(other widths on request)
E.g. for surface drainage, erosion control,
soil separation

Spunbonding

Needling

Spunbonding

Calandering

Spunbonding

Spraying

Heat Setting

Binder
Application

Infrared
Pre-Heater

Drying

Drying

Accumulator

Winding

Winding

Needling

Accumulator

Winding

One base, many possibilities


Oerlikon Neumags modular line concept
High throughputs

Homogenous web characteristics

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology enables significantly


higher throughputs than achievable with other standard
systems available on the market.

For optimal spinning, the polymer must be distributed in the


spinning beam under very uniform conditions. With Oerlikon
Neumags segmented distribution system, a uniform residence
time and heat transfer is achieved for the polymer across the
beam and spinneret. As a result of the excellent polymer
distribution, the Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology
achieves homogenous web characteristics. To this end,
consistent tenacity and elongation values in both cross and
machine direction are achievable.

Production capacities range all the way up to 300 kg/(h*m) for


polyester from both virgin and recycled polyester and up to
240 kg/(h*m) for polypropylene.
The intrinsic viscosity range for polyester spunbonds lies between 0.6 and 0.8, while the melt flow rate (MFR) for polypropylenes can extend down to a lower value of 12.

Outstanding flexibility in
polymer use

Bicomponent capability

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond technology is designed for a wide


variety of melt-spinnable polymers such as PET, PP, PE, PA,
PLA and PPS.

Oerlikon Neumag spunbond lines can be optionally equipped


with bicomponent technology which has been installed in a
number of commercial lines.
The unique Oerlikon Neumag bicomponent system allows:
Sheath content as low as 5 per cent
Decreased costs per unit with cost-efficient polymer,
e.g. recycled polymer in the core
A wide range of polymer combinations, polymer ratios
and viscosities
Adding value by utilizing different core and sheath
properties e. g. elasticity

Furthermore, this segmented construction allows the design


of customized system widths.

Low energy consumption


As a result of the optimization of the draw slot and a
process parameter optimization, the energy consumption
for compressed air has been reduced compared to previous
solutions.

Low waste rate


Due to the high system up-time with planned maintenance
intervals and the possibility of recycling the majority of the
waste, the non-recycled trim waste is less than 1 percent.

Bitumen Roofing Substrate


Polymer: PET, rPET
Basis weight: 100 300 g/m
Filament size: 2 6 dtex
Throughput: up to 300 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1010 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3030 mm for up
to 8,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For top layer, often flat roofs

Roofing Underlayment
Polymer: PP
Basis weight: 50 120 g/m
Filament size: 4 7 dtex
Throughput: up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 1500 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 mm for up
to 6,000 tons per year (other widths on request)
For use between roofing tiles, wooden roof

Geotextile
Polymer: PP, PET, rPET
Basis weight: 80 500 g/m
Filament size: 4 10 dtex
Throughput: PET up to 300 kg/(h*m)

PP up to 240 kg/(h*m)
Standard product width: 3200 or 5900 mm
Machine standard width (trimmed): 3200 or
5900 mm for PP up to 10,000 tons per year
(other widths on request)
E.g. for surface drainage, erosion control,
soil separation

Spunbonding

Needling

Spunbonding

Calandering

Spunbonding

Spraying

Heat Setting

Binder
Application

Infrared
Pre-Heater

Drying

Drying

Accumulator

Winding

Winding

Needling

Accumulator

Winding

Why technical nonwovens


Around 3.52 million tons of technical nonwovens were
consumed in 2010. That is 25% more than for disposable
nonwovens. The market is growing rapidly with over 9% per year.
While the use of nonwoven geotextiles and roofing substrates
in construction is well established in North America and Europe,
the increasing demand for these materials in emerging countries is generating tremendous opportunities for manufacturers.

Global consumption of technical nonwovens by


application (000 tons):
Building/Roofing
900
800
700
600
500

Thinking of manufacturing bitumen roofing substrates, roofing


underlayment, or geotextiles? Drawing on many years of knowhow, Oerlikon Neumag can supply you with a one-step process
from a single source from the spinning plant all the way
through to the spunbond roll-goods. The result is technology
that is unsurpassed in terms of efficiency and productivity.

Geotextiles

Full-scope supply

1000

Advanced spunbonds meet the need for thinner, lighter and


more efficient materials in such applications and Oerlikon
Neumags technology is a simpler, one-step production
process for them, allowing manufacturers to significantly
reduce their costs.

400

The company offers the complete spunbond nonwoven


process from polymer melt all the way through to finished roll
goods with systems and equipment specifically optimised
for the production of substrates for bitumen roofing membranes and roofing underlayment, as well as for geotextiles.

7,6%

9,1%

653
539

453
348

300
200
100
0
2010

2015

In offering total solutions to the nonwovens industry, Oerlikon


Neumags service begins with full consultation and planning
followed by complete engineering services, start-up and
production support. This is backed up with comprehensive
guarantees in respect of quality and capacity from spinning
through to winding.
Oerlikon Neumags close relationship with first-class downstream equipment suppliers makes an innovation network
available to our customers, enabling them to develop customized solutions.

CAGR

(Source: Pira)

Competence in R&D
Our extensive R&D laboratory is equipped with the latest
generation of technologies for technical nonwovens, enabling
us to carry out extensive improvements and developments
for new processes, components and machines, in addition to
trials with our customers, or on their behalf.
As a down sized version of a full production plant, the fabric
properties resulting from trials on our pilot plant can be precisely reproduced on production scale.

Competence in engineering
Competence in PET, PP and Bico

Roofing underlayment

With more than 100 systems for PET, PP and bicomponent


staple fibers installed worldwide with production capacities
in excess of 4.3 mio tons/year Oerlikon Neumag is able to
draw on comprehensive and tried-and-tested know-how
in the processing of polyester and polypropylene. This
expertise is deployed for the benefit of our customers in
the production of technical nonwovens.

Bitumen roofing

We have more than 50 years of experience in machine and


plant design on which to draw and this has been directly and
systematically transferred into our engineering know-how.

Mechanical engineering
Process and civil engineering
Piping and air-conditioning
Measurement and control engineering
Electrical and instrumentation engineering

S+

4.

Geotextiles

Oerlikon Neumag engineering covers all areas involved in


the set-up of the plant, its continuous operation and the
contractual guarantees in respect of both product quality and
production performance.
Turnkey project management can include basic, as well as
detailed engineering in the following areas:

DT

BC

Subject to technical modification and other changes.

Technical Nonwovens

Oerlikon Neumag
Zweigniederlassung der
Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Christianstrae 168 - 170
24536 Neumnster
Germany
Phone: +49 4321 305-353
Fax: +49 4321 305-212
sales.neumag@oerlikon.com
www.neumag.oerlikontextile.com