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Oerlikon, AC-Automation integration completed
Oerlikon has acquired Germany-based AC-Automation GmbH & Co KG, an engineering company specialising in large-scale plant automation solutions for textile and packaging industries. The two companies have been partnering since the early 1980s. The integration of AC-Automation in Oerlikon expands the market-leading technology portfolio of its Manmade Fibers Segment. It also marks a milestone in Oerlikon’s ongoing quest to offer innovative, fully automated and digitally networked Industry solutions in the manmade fibre (MMF) industry.
India, a stong market for Oerlikon: Customers Meet
“The manmade fibre (MMF) market has recovered in the last three months from the two impacts of demonetisation and GST,” said Andre Wissenberg, Vice President, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Oerlikon, while speaking on the challenges for the manmade fibre industry in a global environment.
Cotton museum in offing
Globally, cotton is losing its share in textile manufacturing because of the stiff competition it faces from polyester and other manmade fibres.
Umargaon hints at new features & machines
Established in 1959, Umargaon Textile has carved a niche in the corporate world of manmade fibre, VFY polyester and sewing thread industry because of its excellent machines, backed by exemplary post-sales service.
Oerlikon promises paradigm changes
The Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group will be represented with its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag competence brands. ´In a market that is proving to be increasingly difficult, we will set new trends with our innovations and once again change the markets´, promises André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
States in $500-BN RAce!
Some States have upped their ante in textiles, declaring it a ´sunrise industry´ and by improving infrastructure and policies, they promise to lend a helping hand to the Indian Government´s efforts to carve out a bigger slice in global textile trade. Joseph S and Karthik M recount the story with details.
Tirupur units plan foray into synthetic textiles
Tirupur, India´s biggest cotton knitting textile hub, is foraying in to manmade fibre apparels to beat the lean season they encounter in exports of knitted cotton garments.