Oerlikon Barmag, a business unit of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, reports it is
seeing strong demand for its WINGS partially oriented yarn (POY) spinning system, which integrates
the draw unit into the winder, providing improved economy and efficiency in production, and
resulting in a higher, more uniform quality of yarn compared to that of yarns manufactured using
traditional systems. The company now offers the system, originally developed for polyester
manufacturing, for nylon POY production as well. It also debuted the WINGS system for fully drawn
yarn (FDY) production in June at ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 and reports that it already has signed
contracts to provide the system.