NEUMÜNSTER, Germany — November 2015 — For the production of bicomponent fibers, high take-up speeds are necessary in order to achieve homogenous filament formation. Previously, this was only possible with a two-step staple fiber process. With the Staple FORCE S 1000 from Oerlikon Neumag, bicomponent fibers can now also be produced in the compact spinning process.
Oerlikon Neumag has many years of experience in the production of bicomponent fibers in the two- step process. This competence has been successfully transferred to the Staple FORCE S 1000. It is a small, compact staple fiber line that works according to the one-step process. Spinning and defined drawing take place in direct succession without intermediate storage of the spun tow in cans. Compared to conventional one-step processes, which work with take-up speeds of approx. 80 meters per minute, the Staple FORCE S 1000 achieves a take-up speed of approx. 1000 meters per minute and is thus also suitable for the production of bicomponent fibers. For example, the production of core/sheath bonding fibers made of PET/CoPET is now possible in the compact spinning process.
Cost-effective, flexible and compact
With a throughput of up to 15 tons per day, its compact construction, easy handling and energy efficient operation, the Staple FORCE S 1000 is not only attractive for fiber manufacturers focusing on special applications and on ‘on-demand’ deliveries, it also enables nonwoven producers to efficiently integrate fiber manufacturing into their own production operations.
By means of virtual reality, interested parties at the ITMA in Milan can see the advantages of the system for themselves: the fact that installation is possible on a standard industrial floor minimizes investment costs. Energy and water savings through a dry drawing process lead to a reduction in operating cost and protect the environment. “Cost-effective, flexible and compact — this appeals to our customers and opens up diverse new market potential for them,” concludes Mathias Gröner- Rothermel, Senior Manager Business Development Plant Engineering from Oerlikon Neumag.
Posted January 18, 2016