Neumag is honoured with large order from Saudi Arabia for carpet yarn machinery
Oerlikon Neumag has been provided with a large order for manmade fibre carpet yarn machinery
The order entails five BCF (bulked continuous filament) S+ plants that will produce around 13000 t/yr of carpet yarn with significant efficiency and productivity gains. According to Al Abdullatif Al Abdullatif, CEO of the company stated: “The combination of sophisticated technology, outstanding quality and profitability were the determining factors to choose Oerlikon Neumag BFC technology. And Stefan Kross, Head of the Oerlikon Textile Manmade Fibres Business Unit added: “With this order we add the Saudfi Arabian market to our already broad reach in the growing carpet yarn market, and with this additional equipment we will further strengthen our market position in the growing carpet yarn market”.
As we all know, manmade fibre yarns account for nearly 90 % of the carpet market. BCF yarns are increasingly more popular than staple fibre yarns, because they are cheaper to produce, they are more robust, need only low maintenance and they are hypoallergenic. Neumag enjoys a market share in excess of 80 %, thus it is the market leader in the manufacture of BCF yarn systems. Neumag’s major markets are the USA, Tu8rkey and China. The company employs around 350 people and is present in 120 countries and disposes of an R&D centre in Neumünster, Germany.
The S+ plant delivers 99 % efficiency and significant cost savings and is the latest machine of Oerlikon Neumag. The system is also available for polyester processing since last year and capable of productivity increases of up to 25 % at outstanding user friendliness.
The Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-end tufted and wo0ven carpets and is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is vertically integrated from extrusion, spinning through to finished carpets. With a production capacity of some 125 t/day of carpet and a global network, the company services a vast international market.
The contract includes three S+ BCF systems for mono-colour polypropylene and two further systems for polyester. The systems are scheduled to be commissioned, including start-up production at the beginning of 2014.