Oerlikon Manmade Fibers sponsored the tenth Annual Meeting of China Textile Round-Table Forum, held on January 31, 2015 in Beijing Capital Hotel.

China Textile Round-Table Forum is organized by CNTAC and hosted by China Textile Economy Research Center and News Center of CNTA.

This year Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment CEO Georg Stausberg presented to more than 300 participants the results of the exclusive study “Sustainable growth through value innovation”.

The study investigates the potential savings to the Chinese textile industry if outdated machinery were to be replaced with modernised technologies.

“Continuous development of Oerlikon Manmade Fibers technologies has generated high economical benefits that include energy savings, reductions in CO2 emissions, land savings and productivity increases,” Stausberg said.

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42 per cent of the total energy consumption and CO2 emissions, but can supply only 16 per cent of the total filament production.

With the latest technology, the specific average power consumption per ton was reduced by 55 percent (WINGS FDY) and 40 per cent (WINGS POY) compared to outdated technology dating from the mid-nineties.

“If these machines were to be replaced with the latest Oerlikon Barmag equipment, the energy consumption would be reduced by 78,000 MWh and the CO2 emissions by 42,000 tons,” Stausberg explained.

The lower load to the power grid reduces the difficulties with power shortages in high-demand peak seasons, such as hot summers or smog in winter, as fewer coal power plants are needed.

The latest technology could increase productivity by up to 200 per cent as this is essential for maintaining the competitiveness of the Chinese textile industry.

Stausberg said, “Another big environmental topic these days is the energy and water consumption as well as waste water pollution within the textile value chain.”

“Oerlikon Manmade Fibers 3DD polymer mixing technology offers the production of high quality spun dyed yarns for direct usage, eliminating the polluting dying step in the textile chain,” he noted.

“All in all, this study shows that Oerlikon Barmag’s and Oerlikon Neumag’s latest technologies can support China to reach the energy saving potentials and to support the people to have a better and cleaner living environment,” said Georg Stausberg.

At the conference, Oerlikon announced the decision of the Court of Fujian Province regarding a legal dispute about two patent infringements of Oerlikon Barmag Texturing Technologies by a Chinese competitor.

A cessation of the patent infringement and a compensation for damages, were obtained against a yarn manufacturer from Quanzhou in the Chinese province Fujian, who had purchased the machines in question.

The judgment of the first instance was upheld on appeal and resulted in a decommissioning of the machines. (AR)

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