Oerlikon Barmag Introduces New Spin Pack For Industrial Yarn

REMSCHEID, Germany — August 25th, 2010 — Space-saving solutions are gaining in importance, and
the Industrial Yarn area is no exception. This is a factor that the new 6LA spin pack by Oerlikon
Barmag – premiered at this year’s ITMA Asia from 22 through 26 June – takes into account. An
industrial yarn plant fitted with the 6LA spin pack is around 25% more compact and has a filter
surface that is more than three times larger than for conventional metal powder filtration.

All this is made possible thanks to tighter position spacing. With the innovative inner melt
feed, the 6LA spin pack allows for production of two threads per spin pack, with constantly high
yarn quality. At the same time, though, the 6LA spin pack provides for greater product variety:
with no change in throughput, for instance, yarn with half the titer can be produced with twice the
number of ends.

Thanks to the use of reusable filter cartridges, the successful concept behind the 3LA spin
pack reduces maintenance costs and waste rates.

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and
plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge
technologies for textile manufacturing, thin-film coating, drive, vacuum, solar energy systems and
advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back 150 years, Oerlikon is a
global player with around 16,000 employees at 157 locations in 36 countries and sales of CHF 2.9
billion in 2009. The Company invests more than CHF 200 million annually in R&D, with over 1 200
specialists working on future products and services. The operative businesses rank either first or
second in their respective global markets.

About Oerlikon Barmag

Oerlikon Barmag is the world market leader for spinning systems and equipment for manmade
fibers and texturing machines and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the
entire textile value added chain. As a future oriented company Oerlikon Barmag’s research and
development is driven by energy-efficiency and sustainable technologies. With the expansion of the
product range to include polycondensation systems and their key components, the company now caters
to the entire process – from the monomer all the way through to the textured yarn. The primary
Oerlikon Barmag markets are in Asia. Correspondingly, the company – with its approximately 1,500
employees – has a worldwide presence in 120 countries as part of the Oerlikon Textile network of
production, sales and distribution and service organizations. At the Oerlikon Barmag R&D Center
– the largest of its kind in the world – within the company’s headquarters in Remscheid,
highly-qualified engineers and technicians develop innovative and technologically-leading products
for tomorrow’s world.

Posted on August 31, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of Oerlikon Barmag