Oerlikon Barmag Reports Increases In Orders, Unveils WINGS For FDY Production

Germany-based Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG reports its Oerlikon Barmag business is
experiencing higher-than-expected demand for its entire range of textile machinery, including its
partially oriented yarn (POY), fully drawn yarn (FDY), and drawn textured yarn systems. The company
is manufacturing at full capacity, with the rise in global demand leading to longer delivery times.
The company reports it has orders for machinery booked well into 2012.

“We have been receiving numerous orders from China in particular,” said Michael Korobczuk,
sales director, Oerlikon Barmag. “Some of these were orders that had been put on hold due to the
crisis, but many are the result of the Chinese government’s measures aimed at stimulating the

Oerlikon Barmag also is seeing strong demand for its WINGS 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 debuted the WINGS system for FDY production in June at ITMA
Asia + CITME 2010 and reports that it already has signed contracts to provide the system.

August 24, 2010