WINGS 2010 Comes Out In Black

Remscheid, February 16th, 2010 – Two years after its market launch, WINGS now comes in a new guise.
The new release has been optimized above all in servicing, string-up and its operation window. And
all the measures are also extremely user-friendly as well.

WINGS 2010 can now also be used for titers up to 400 denier final. For this reason, WINGS now
covers the broadest range of manufactured POY filament yarns and provides yarn producers with
greater flexibility. Visually, the winding machine has moved from its revolutionary red to an
elegant black – WINGS is no longer “new”, it has become a permanent fixture that has firmly
established itself in the market after only two years.

WINGS integrates godets and tangle unit into the winder. In addition to increasing
productivity and efficiency, this plug & play machine unit, which premiered at the ITMA 2007 in
Munich, guarantees POY producers constantly excellent and even yarn quality. And less space
requirements and savings potentials with regards to operating staff make a valuable contribution
towards increasing efficiency. The optimized yarn path ensures even gentler yarn treatment and
hence first-class yarn quality.

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon is one of the world’s leading international high-tech industrial groups specializing
in machine and plant engineering. The company is a leader in the field of industrial solutions and
innovative technologies for textile manufacture, thin film solar and thin film coating, drive,
precision and vacuum systems. With roots in Switzerland and a long tradition stretching back 100
years, Oerlikon is a global player with a workforce of nearly 16 500 at 158 locations in 37
different countries. The company’s sales amounted to CHF 4.8 billion in 2008 and it ranks either
first or second in the respective global markets.

Posted on February 23, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of Oerlikon Barmag