Remscheid, May 31, 2021 – During the VDMA press conference on 31.5.2021 on the occasion of the upcoming ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2021, André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, reported on the following topics (the spoken word counts):

“Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear media representatives, dear friends,

First of all, I hope that you and your families are all well under the circumstances of the corona pandemic. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all back in good health soon again.

As Chairman of the VDMA’s Trade Fair and Marketing Committee, I would like to start today’s VDMA media conference by expressing my thanks to Boris Abadjieff, Nicolai Strauch, Barbara Clobes and, last but not least, Thomas Waldmann on behalf of all member companies for VDMA’s commitment and engagement to this years ITMA Asia 2021.

What’s new at Oerlikon?

You’ve probably already heard about it. We are continuing to grow!

Oerlikon, a leading provider of surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, just recently announced that we have signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered INglass S.p.A. and its innovative hot runner systems technology operating under its market-leading HRSflow business. The strategic acquisition is a significant step in expanding our current manmade fibers business into the larger polymer processing market.

Looking ahead to ITMA Asia 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming our long-standing customers at our booth in Hall 7, A54, and of course very much hope to make new contacts as well.

Due to the Corona pandemic, we have decided to concentrate with our Chinese sales and service teams on guests primarily from China and greater Asia. However, some experts from Germany, who are working in China at our locations anyway, will be live on site at the booth. Other experts from Germany, India and US will be available online for the entire 5 days of the trade fair and will simply be connected by video conference to the discussion with the visitors on site if there is a need for.

As you all know, our product portfolio ranges from melt to yarn, fibers and nonwovens. We offer sustainable, energy-efficient technology solutions for the production of polyester, polypropylene, nylon and other materials. Today, this also includes spinning in-house recycling solutions and biopolymer plant solutions.

In addition to the melt flow, digital data handling plays an increasingly important role today. Here, too, we always have the tailor-made solution for our customers with our software and hardware offerings. Meanwhile have successfully installed over 300 of our digital Plant Operations Solutions worldwide.

Following the ITMA Barcelona, where we presented the new eAFK Evo, our engineers have been working intensively on the development of this texturing machine. At ITMA Asia 2021, we will present the next generation of this automatic texturing solution with up to 25 % energy saving and up to 30 % higher production speed, easy maintenance and best yarn quality. The core of this machine, the socalled EvoCooler, will be shown as an exhibit in combination with digital solutions like AIM4DTY. We will also invite all our guests to our Open House at our Oerlikon plant in Suzhou. Its just one hour drive from the NECC exhibition center

In the field of high-precision flow control solutions components, we will present two new gear metering pumps developments for the production of aramid and spandex.

You will find out everything else on site and accompanied to this with the start of the trade fair on our website and in the corresponding social media. Thank you very much for your attention.”