Compared to conventional production, Oerlikon Neumags BCF carpet yarn equipment S+ saves nearly 20% energy
Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Co from Saudi Arabia, has placed a large order for Oerlikon Neumag’s manmade fiber carpet yarn production equipment. The order comprises five BCF (bulked continuous filament) S+ plants that will produce around 13,000 tons of carpet yarn per year with significant efficiency and productivity gains.
Manmade fiber yarns account for nearly 90% of the carpet market. BCF yarns are increasingly more popular than staple fiber yarns because they are cheaper to produce, more robust, low maintenance and hypoallergenic. With a 2012 market share in excess of 80%, Oerlikon Neumag is the market leader in the manufacture of BCF yarn systems.
Today, nearly 90% of all carpets are made from manmade fibers
The S+ plant, which delivers 99 % efficiency and significant cost savings, is the latest Oerlikon Neumag machine. The S+ combines the benefits of the S5 and Sytec One to create a fast, efficient solution with tried-and-tested components incorporating winder design improvements and an optimized yarn path. The system, which has also been available for polyester processing since last year, can increase productivity by up to 25 % and offers outstanding user-friendliness.
The Al Abdullatif Industrial Investment Company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-end tufted and woven carpets. It headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is vertically integrated from extrusion and spinning plant all the way through to finished carpets.