Oerlikon Heberlein Temco Wattwil Inc. — a unit of Oerlikon Textile Components that resulted from
the integration of Heberlein Fiber Technology Inc. into the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group
earlier this year — has sold the production rights of the Itemat filament yarn tester to Textechno
GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based manufacturer of textile testing instruments.
The Itemat, developed by Enka tecnica — also recently integrated into the Oerlikon Group’s
Textile Components business unit and now known as Oerlikon Enka Tecnica GmbH — determines the
number of interlaces in filament yarns, and measures the stability of interlace nips in a yarn when
subjected to a programmable load.
The sale is a result of Oerlikon Heberlein Temco’s desire to focus more on online monitoring
systems with Oerlikon Fibrevision, according to Heinz Michel, head of filaments, Oerlikon Heberlein
October 2, 2007