Technology. Smart Factory
During the VDMA press conference
on on the occasion of the upcoming ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2021, André
Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and
Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions
Division, reported on the following topics (the spoken word
First of all, I hope that you and your families are all well
under the circumstances of the corona pandemic.
I am very much looking forward to seeing you all back in good
health soon again.
As Chairman of the VDMA's Trade Fair and Marketing Committee,
I would like to start today's VDMA media conference by
expressing my thanks to Boris Abadjieff, Nicolai Strauch,
Barbara Clobes and, last but not least, Thomas Waldmann on
behalf of all member companies for VDMA’s commitment and
engagement to this years ITMA Asia 2021.
What's new at Oerlikon?
You've probably already heard about it. We are continuing to
Oerlikon, a leading provider of surface engineering, polymer
processing and additive manufacturing, just recently announced
that we have signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered
INglass S.p.A. and its innovative hot runner systems technology
operating under its market-leading HRSflow business. The
strategic acquisition is a significant step in expanding our
current manmade fibers business into the larger polymer
Looking ahead to ITMA Asia 2021, we are looking forward to
welcoming our long-standing customers at our booth in Hall 7,
A54, and of course very much hope to make new contacts as well.
André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing.
Due to the Corona pandemic, we have decided to concentrate
with our Chinese sales and service teams on guests primarily
from China and greater Asia. However, some experts from Germany,
who are working in China at our locations anyway, will be live
on site at the booth.
Other experts from Germany, India and US will be available
online for the entire 5 days of the trade fair and will simply
be connected by video conference to the discussion with the
visitors on site if there is a need for.
As you all know, our product portfolio ranges from melt to
yarn, fibers and nonwovens.
We offer sustainable, energy-efficient technology solutions
for the production of polyester, polypropylene, nylon and other
materials. Today, this also includes spinning in-house recycling
solutions and biopolymer plant solutions.
In addition to the melt flow, digital data handling plays an
increasingly important role today. Here, too, we always have
the tailor-made solution for our customers with our software and
Meanwhile have successfully installed over 300 of our digital
Plant Operations Solutions worldwide. Following the ITMA
Barcelona, where we presented the new eAFK Evo, our engineers
have been working intensively on the development of this
At ITMA Asia 2021, we will present the next generation of
this automatic texturing solution with up to 25% energy saving
and up to 30% higher production speed, easy maintenance and best
yarn quality. The core of this machine, the socalled EvoCooler,
will be shown as an exhibit in combination with digital
solutions like AIM4DTY. We will also invite all our guests to
our Open House at our Oerlikon plant in Suzhou. Its just one
hour drive from the NECC exhibition center.
In the field of high-precision flow control solutions
components, we will present two new gear metering pumps
developments for the production of aramid and spandex.
You will find out everything else on site and accompanied to
this with the start of the trade fair on our website and in the
corresponding social media. Thank you very much for your
André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications
and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions
Division, looking forward to an exciting exhibition at ITMA ASIA
+ CITME 2020 in Shanghai from June 12-16, 2021.