Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment Attaches Importance To Sustainability

In the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment, sustainability stands as a fundamental principle in all dealings with customers and its own employees. With the Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, the company is a global market leader in the field of filament spinning machines for manmade fibres, texturing machines, and BCF, staple fibre spinning and nonwoven systems. In this interview, André Wissenberg, Vice President Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, describes the multitude of aspects under which the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment develops future-oriented products and applications.

How significant is the issue of sustainability to the corporate culture of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment?

André Wissenberg: Sustainability has always played an important role in the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment. The development of new products and customer solutions, as well as the production, manufacture, assembly, and sales and service performed by our 2,500 employees around the globe have always been bound by the requirement to save resources and protect employees. This is why we launched, among other things, our e-save programme in 2004, which we have consistently expanded through other ‘Health, Safety and Environment’ initiatives over the years

Which advantages do your own employees gain from the company identifying itself as sustainable?

André Wissenberg: Sustainability relates to three areas: economy, environment, society. We are constantly making improvements for our customers and in particular for our employees in all three of these areas. In production, for example, in recent years we have improved processes where appropriate in all production facilities as part of the company-wide Oerlikon Operational Excellence programme.

In Remscheid, the newly developed One-Piece Flow Concept has been implemented for the new Wings Poy 1800 production line and for the production of the traverse beams. This has not only allowed us to increase production capacity by 15%, it has also brought ergonomic benefits for the assembly workers. And it has been possible to reduce energy consumption. We then use such experience at our other German sites, and international sites in China, India and the USA. We are also very active as far as health and safety is concerned. Our employees are able to benefit from ageappropriate workstation optimisation and the redesign of break rooms, to the food on offer in the canteen.

What financial and human resources does the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment have at its disposal for research and development?

André Wissenberg: The entire Oerlikon Group is constantly investing in innovations to strengthen its leading technological position. Compared to the previous year, expenditure on Research and Development (R&D) in 2014 rose by 19.8% to CHF 121 million, which is around 4% of turnover. In concrete terms, last year’s R&D activities resulted in applications for 108 new patents.

With the Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, our Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment, as a world leader in the area of filament spinning machines for manmade fibers, texturing machines, and BCF, staple fiber spinning and nonwoven systems offers solutions along the entire textile value added chain. We always provide our customers with cutting edge technology. With an annual R&D spend of around CHF 30 million, more than 200 engineers and almost 1,200 patents, we have been building on our leading innovative position in the manmade fiber industry for decades.

Are your customers prepared to pay for the sustainable technologies and considerable energy efficiencies of the products of both of these brands?

André Wissenberg: Yes, because our solutions increase the competitiveness of our customers and allow them to achieve a quick return on investment compared to other solutions although those may appear more cost effective at first glance. In the medium and long term, our customers are considerably more successful with our technological solutions – in terms of profitability and quality.

What is behind the “e-save” philosophy and its four subsections?

André Wissenberg: The leading technological position of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment is based on a corporate culture in which considerable importance is placed on future-oriented developments and close partnerships. Superior performance, innovative capacity, integrity and team spirit are the values that shape our daily work, the results of which our employees are happy to be measured against.

With the constant expansion of our “e-save” philosophy we are pursuing constant value creation and enhancement for the manmade fiber industry with high-grade, innovative solutions. We are renowned world-wide for being the experts in our industry. This is thanks to our more than 90 years of experience in all areas of manmade fiber production technology. Today, all innovations are developed by us under the four “e-save” aspects of “energy, economics, environment and ergonomics”. The products and technologies developed by us enable our customers to secure sustainable success in the market.

Can the scope of energy savings in textile production be quantified by using the latest machines of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment?

André Wissenberg: Or product solutions for the spinning of manmade fibers in particular make a significant contribution to sustainable and economic production. I can give you two examples: Our latest Wings technology (Winder Integrated Godet Solution) reduces the average energy consumption per ton of POY (Preoriented Yarn) by 40% and that of FDY (Fully-drawn Yarn) by as much as 55% compared to the machines produced in the mid-1990s. Our latest solutions are therefore highly energy efficient.

Our new technologies also increase productivity, as illustrated by another example: The efficiency of the latest model of the Wings FDY 32-end yarn winder is more than 2.6 times that of the previous ACW FDY 12-end model. This was enabled by the larger number of yarn ends and the optimization of the production process. The savings potential of the POY winder is similar.

How is the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment able to keep the negative effects of industrial production to a minimum?

André Wissenberg: Industrial production will always affect the environment. By consistently minimising these effects, we are emphasising our responsibility for creating a worthwhile future. Our German sites in Remscheid, Neumünster and Chemnitz are all DIN ISO 50000-1 certified. This means we have enforced a strict energy management programme which has to achieve a 1.5% reduction in energy consumption year on year. Using a centrifuge to recycle cutting oil from machined metal, processing lubricating greases, recycling waste and recovering energy with a heat exchanger are all examples of how we manage our resources in a sustainable manner. We likewise apply these aspects on the customer side: The manufacture of textile products and the components, machinery and systems used in this are traditionally responsible for a number of consequences relating to the environment. We help to reduce negative influences to a minimum by applying the latest scientific and technical findings. Our products achieve this by, among other things, making the best possible use of all the raw materials used in our production process, a clear reduction in emissions, optimal energy balances and in some places, a significant reduction in required space.

What will be the scope of fibers in the near future?

André Wissenberg: We’ve already successfully launched two innovations onto the market back at the beginning of this

year. One was the new, high-efficiency RoTac³ rotating tangle unit in which the compressed air supply is reduced by up to 50%, depending on the type of yarn; the other was the new VarioFil rPET with Wings POY developed in close cooperation between Oerlikon Barmag and our affiliated company BBE Engineering. We are also working on new technology and service solutions in all of our product ranges to offer our customers solutions which will continue to allow them to be competitive.

Are you going to be presenting new Oerlikon Barmag and/or Oerlikon Neumag textile machines or equipment at the Techtextil or ITMA shows?

André Wissenberg: In an ITMA Europe year, most companies focus on market launches at the industry’s leading exhibition. As will we. At this point, all I’m going to reveal is that we are definitely going to be presenting new filament spinning solutions in Milan. We will use the Techtextil in Frankfurt to present our entire industrial textiles portfolio and discuss individual industrial solutions such as industrial yarn, tyre cord, filtration or geotextiles, with our customers.

What is your strategy for dealing with the attempts by China as one of the core market for textile machines to develop their own high-tech production industry?

André Wissenberg: In almost all fields of technology we operate in oligopolistically structured markets and have in the filament spinning market, for example a global market share of over 50% and a share as large as 80% in the BCF market. We are keeping a close eye on the development of specific Chinese competitors. A consistent patent system and the prosecution of infringements by our international IP department protect our expertise. As the most important production processes remain constant over a comparably long period, a competitor would need to come up with a revolutionary new process not already protected by us under patent law in order to be able to offer suitable products in today’s high-tech fields.

What motivated the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment to join the VDMA’s “Blue Competence” sustainability initiative?

André Wissenberg: As a pioneer in terms of sustainability in our industry, it was logical for us to combine our “e-save” programme with the “Blue Competence” initiative launched by the VDMA in 2011. This creates synergies for both sides, and we can jointly market the VDMA initiative around the globe and thus strengthen the position of Germany as an industrial location.

Santex Rimar Group: “Since ITM 2016 Is Such An Important Appointment We Will Participate With Two Different Booths”

Stefano Gallucci, Santex Rimar Group CEO After his degree in information sciences from the University of Udine, and a Masters degree from the University of Houston, Stefano Gallucci founded his first start-up in Silicon Valley. When he returned to Italy he managed businesses in the fashion sector and then began work in the start-up world. He founded and managed start-ups in the ICT and nanotechnology sectors. He is President of CenterVue (eye care diagnostics), co-founder of QID (nanotechnologies) and M31 (a start-up incubator). He joined Santex Rimar Group in 2008. Stefano Gallucci answered our questions about the ITM 2016 and the new investments.

Could you give us some information about the new structure, group companies and operations?

As a technology partner for knitted, woven and nonwoven fabrics and green solutions the Group started as different companies that today have evolved into Santex Rimar Group: Cavitec and Isotex lead the technical and nonwoven textiles machinery market; Santex and Sperotto Rimar produce machines for textile finishing; Solwa provides eco-friendly machinery for water treatment, food dehydration, agribusiness sector and waste management.

46During last 2015 we have been able to achieve our ambitious objectives and we are well prepared to further growth. Furthermore, we have partnered with customers in mid-term R&D projects, we have funded start-ups, signed partnerships with Universities and big players of the textile, chemical and electronics market.  With more than 150 years of activity and such deep know-how we have the experience to be innovative yet offer reliability, lower cost of production and environment friendly technologies.

Recently you started the acquisition of Smit Textile. What would you like to say about this joining and which advantages are you expecting from this fusion?

Santex Rimar Group and Smit share values such as quality, high levels of innovation, flexibility, versatility and commitment to fulfil customer’s expectations. Several customers of Santex Rimar have Smit looms, these customers have strongly endorsed this acquisition as now they have one large partner for all their projects. The entrance in Santex Rimar Group is an essential element of the Group strategic development and will allow Smit to use a vast sales and support network worldwide to open up new opportunities and to provide a higher level of know-how for customers. With more than 150 years of history Santex Rimar Group is present in various countries with four factories and more than 10,000 customers throughout the world and has the experience to be innovative yet offer reliability, efficient production and environment friendly technologies. The synergy between SMIT and Santex Rimar Group allows customers to rely on a global service network, high quality products, deep technological heritage and above all on an integrated technology provider for all production processes, from loom to finished – natural and technical – textiles.

Could you offer us some information about this broad variety, the usage area of your products and the advantages of these technologies?

We have customers who have being using the same machine from Santex Rimar Group for more than 25 years and eventually change it only for another Santex Rimar. This is what we call quality. Any entrepreneur making a project in textiles, technical textiles or a new application calls Santex Rimar Group. Our solutions perform consistently. We help our customers achieve their goal: our success is their success. We do this with a full vision on our customers’ business, from looms to finishing or impregnation or coating. No other industrial machine manufacturer can claim the same.

Can you tell something about the importance of the Turkish market for you? What is your market share?

Some of our most cutting edge customers are based in Turkey, indeed a very good benchmark for us. Turkey demands for high standards and cost control, high productivity and quality, and we are very good at this. Santex Rimar and its brands in weaving, textile finishing and technical textile are putting a lot of effort in this high end market.

With which companies of your group are you participating at the ITM 2016 Fair? Which products and technologies will you highlight during the ITM 2016 fair? Which innovations will you present?

Since ITM 2016 is such an important appointment we will participate with two different booths. One for SMIT (Hall 2 | Booth 210 B) and one for the other Santex Rimar Group brands (Hall 14 | Booth 1402 A). With the brand of Sperotto Rimar we are presenting our new Decofast 3.5, an evolution of our concept of decatizing with higher production volumes, lower energy consumption yet with a better hand of natural and of some artificial fibers too. This new machine implements our new sustainability effort of adding value to textiles while reducing the carbon footprint of the finishing industry.

Do you think it is of importance to participate the ITM2016 Fair to enable the most effective access into the Turkish and regional market? We would like to know your opinion in this topic.

ITM2016 allows Santex Rimar to show some of its latest developments in textile finishing, technical textile, nonwovens and greentech and discuss with clients about our technological vision. Sharing with them the outlook of their plans and our solutions helping them is the key to stay close to their needs.

Santex Rimar Improves A New Separate Products Division Focused Only On Nonwovens Solutions

Santex Rimar Group has an history based on innovation as well as on tradition. The new name Santex Rimar Group joins together the Swiss tradition of Santex with the Italian foresight which comes directly from Rimar founded by Giannino Marzotto in the Sixties as the Research & Development department of Marzotto Group, one of the world’s leading textiles manufacturers.

Santex Rimar Group is based on continuous global growth and innovative product development in textile finishing, nonwovens and technical textiles. The long experience in the nonwovens sector is today utilised to fulfil the ever-increasing demands for efficiency and productivity where our oven technology in thermo-bonding process still plays an important role for different and flexible applications like home textiles, hygienic, medical or industrial products.

Santex Rimar Group can use a perfect synergy effect in combination with the Santashrink dryer for textile finishing under Santex brand.

The new Santatherm thermo bonding oven uses the so-called forced-through-air-mode, which is well established in Santashrink dryers. The air reaches a velocity of up to 40 m/s at the nozzle exit.

The heat is transferred to the product surface in an even and effective manner. All kind of fibres can be processed independent from the webforming process. The airflow is adjusted perfectly depending on the actual product with a special flap and nozzle system. A user-friendly control system allows the selection of the airflow parameters, for example direction and kind of airflow. The most important quality feature of the new Santatherm is the uniform quality of the final product on both surfaces.

Efficient heat transfer and temperature stability result in a high productivity. Due to the modular design the machine is very compact enabling a fast installation and easy maintenance. As a result maintenance and service costs are very low. The Santatherm thermo bonding oven can be combined with the Santabond smoothing and calibrating calendar.

Together with the Cavitec coating and laminating systems Santex offers a wide range of solutions for nonwovens applications.

Çınar Lamination Answers All Calls for Technical Textile

Established in the last quarter of 2014 after 14 years of experience on in technical textile and lamination, Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic.A.Ş. offers services various industries on coating, technical lamination and technical textiles with its know-how.

Performing as a distributor in Asia and Turkey for the companies operating abroad, Çınar Lamination manages manufacturing and sales of the air permeable waterproofing products with hotmelt adhesives. In addition, by making technical lamination for shoes of the world famous brands and sticking membranes to the air permeable shoes, Çınar Lamination also manufactures products which enable brand logos to strongly stick on the shoes.

Striving to offer all of its products to customers with convenient prices and high quality, the company aims to be a global corporation beneficial to society and its home country by constantly improving its development.

EFC Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş., established in 2017, will be operative in 2018. Teh company’s production range will include hotmelt film adhesives, hotmelt web adhesives and air permeable membranes as well as films used in food packaging.

In order to get more information on this, we visited  Gökçimen, Chairman of Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic. A.Ş. and EFC Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş. for an interview and talked about various topics such as their success in the Turkish market, the products they manufacture, their areas of use, and their expectations from the textile industry in 2018.

You have 14 years of experience in technical textiles and lamination, and 4 years ago you established Çınar Laminasyon İç ve Dış Tic.A.Ş.

Also you started another company, EFC Kimya San. and Tic. A.Ş. Could you tell us a bit about your companies?

We wanted to evaluate our experience build-up within ourselves. For this reason, I decided to establish Çınar Lamination company as I noticed the shortage in the market. Our first goal was to serve the footwear and clothing market. With time, we began to work on different sectors. We have reached the point we were aiming and I hope that we will move further than that. Our EFC Chemical company was founded in 2017 and started operations in 2018. In our company we will produce technical textile products such as hotmelt film adhesive, hotmelt web adhesive and air permeable membranes as well as films used in food packaging.

When evaluating the successes of your companies, to what do you relate being at such a good level in the Turkish textile industry?

 Although we cannot meet all demands from the companies we are in cooperation with, the fact that we are way more forward than other companies in manufacturing technical lamination pushes me think this way. We also reach to a better level thanks to putting our developments in magazines and exhibitions, thanks to you. In addition to this, Turkey has come to a very advanced level in the laminating industry in the technical textiles market. In this context, we manage successful operations in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Can you tell us about the latest technological developments in the Laytex and Lavyek machines and the S-line brand products?

 Under our Laytex brand, we have Tex-melt film and Tex-melt web products. These are adhesives used in leading industries such as textile, flooring, footwear, underwear and automotive. EVA based Tex-melt lamination films are produced within the body of our company. Our sales and after-sales support services for Polyester and Polyamide based Tex-Melt Web continue.

We have our Tex-melt web products brought from China. We will start production in the coming years. We also make lamination machine productions with S-line brand and sell them abroad. We are also distributing many spare parts abroad.

Could you tell us about the benefits of the roof and roof waterproofing covers to the user and why they should choose you on these materials?

The most important feature of the roof and roof waterproofing covers is the air permability for buildings. Keeping humidity away from the building walls, it allows vapor permability. This way it prevents mold and fungus formation. By ensuring dryness of material for heat insulation, it extends its lifespan. Usually bituminous materials are used in buildings which do not allow permeability. This can cause health issues for people living in such buildings by making the building decay.

When you evaluate the position of laminated fabrics in the Turkish textile industry, what are their contributions and advantages for the industry?

Laminated fabrics, are wind-proof and impermeable, and also have the ability to exhaust vapor. It is a type of fabric which has been recently in high demand in sports clothing, medical and footwear textile products, especially in the production of membrane fabrics and military camouflage clothes which increase the fabric durability against the external conditions. We are also making all kinds of micro-interlogging (bonding), micro-polar, denim-polar, artificial leather, bedding/nonwoven and mattress protective lamination with new generation hotmelt lamination machines. We continue to provide technical services for all kinds of technical textiles including fabric coverings.

Along with today’s rising living standards, changes in the features expected from clothing continue to expand the use of laminated fabrics. With this development, the importance of the comfort features of the products we have produced has reached a remarkable point.

What are your views on the importance of Turkish textile sector and the Turkish market?

Turkey has reached a very good position in the technical textiles field. Last month, we met with the owners of major companies participating in the seminar organized by İTKİB and saw that Turkey has reached a very good level in the field of textiles. We are also producing technical fabrics for major textile companies in Europe. In addition, Turkish textiles are needed in the field of technical fabrics in other industries related to textiles. For example, the Chinese manufacturer, who makes interior parts of shoes, is now looking for a Turkish partner. Because a material from China enters Europe in three months while it comes to Turkey within the same week. For this reason, Chinese manufacturers are looking for reliable companies in their investments. In this context, they prefer Turkish textile producers. Turkey holds a good geographical position in technical textiles. We also enjoy the advantages of this. We also need to continue to take advantage of this in a good way.

As Çınar Laminasyon  İç ve Dış Tic. A.Ş. you attach great importance to protection of the environment. Will you continue to improve your products to contribute to environmental protection? What kind of activities do you carry out in this regard?

We do not use any environmentally hazardous materials in our products. For example, recently we had been experiencing these kinds of problems in materials imported from China used for shoes. Products were called phthalate and azo. Because of these issues, more attention is given to Turkish technical textiles. We also have a testing system which proves our care for environmental protection. Before, we only used to laminate and deliver the product, and the customer would test it themselves to see if there were any hazardous materials. Now they want us to test and ship our products. I believe we have come to a better position now by providing these processes.

How was 2017 for you? Can you make an evaluation about  both the global and the Turkish markets?

2017 was a little passive compared to 2016 for the textile industry, but since we do business in various industries, we can say that it was good for us. We work in many sectors like automotive, construction, clothing, shoes, gift boxes. If we were active only in one field, I think we would suffer some problems.

What innovations will you have in the textile industry in 2018?

We continue our investments related to EFC Chemical company which started operating this year. We also have higher expectations as we have large scale investors. Of the innovations we have, we will start productions for Tex-melt film and Tex-melt Web adhesives in the coming months under the name of our EFC Chemical company.

ITM 2016 and HIGHTEX 2016 Are Exhibitions Closely-Followed and Supported By Our Industry

2015 was a year in which both our exports and Turkey in general could not gain acceleration as much as they intended due to negative developments in global conjuncture. We see that upward trend ongoing in recent years was 10broken off in
2015 and there was a decline of 8,7% compared to the previous year in accordance with this year’s total export of 144 billion dollars.In this fall, of course, factors such as political fluctuations, relations with our neighbors and the decline in the purchasing power in Russia in parallel with the fall in oil and natural gas prices played a part. As for the textile and raw materials industry, we completed 2015 with a highly significant export figure of 8 billion dollars, though it was under what we had aimed at. In other words, Turkish textile industry exported a container every two minutes.
We could not gain sufficient acceleration due to limited foreign demand. In that sense, the textile industry, as well as the other export items was affected adversely. We also need to lay emphasis on the parity effect as a significant factor over the fall in our exports. Depreciation of the currency of our main export markets (European Union, Middle East and North Africa, Russia) and the Turkish lira against dollar was the greatest factor over the decline in our export which we value in dollars.

However, considering that crises bring along opportunities as well, I believe that there will be recovery in 2016.

Turkish textile industry in 2016

The global uncertainties and political tensions in our region will be compelling factors also in 2016. Nevertheless, I can say that, I believe, we will have better growth and export performance compared to 2015.

As you know, as the Turkish textile industry, we aim at reaching an export rate with a value of 20 billion dollars by 2023. As for 2016, I believe that we will first achieve the export value in 2015 and then an increase of 10%. Looking back on 2015, we see that markets like Iran and USA stood out as promising markets for our industry while we were having various negativities in terms of export. We are aware that these markets will create a surplus value in the coming years.

For our market strategy which we work on as the whole industry, we pay regard to the effects of speeding free trade and investment agreements as well as of creating new markets over determining the road map for the industry.  Furthermore, also the fall in import demands of the countries generating income from those industries in a period in which energy and commodity prices are expected to decline is another point to take into consideration for 2016.

Despite all the negativities, we see that investments in our industry still continue and, with the intention to make investments, this year lots of participants from our industry visited ITMA exhibition held every four years.

Accordingly, though 2015 seems to be negative by figures, it has created an environment offering potential of investments and exports for the upcoming years and our 2023 vision and our industry maintained its export-oriented dynamic structure also in this year.

Road Map for 2016

We are preparing tangible projects particularly for the USA market in 2016. Our goal and expectation is to transform the regression in export into an increase. For this purpose, we pay special attention to the other markets with rising-potentials as well as EU and Russia. In addition to promotional and commercial activities that we plan to carry out for USA in 2016, we also repeat the committee we created for Iran in 2015 and our goals and activities for Japan are also in progress. In 2016 we will also search for methods to regain East-European countries where we experienced losses in market and failed to make complete use of their potential such as Ukraine and Belarus as well as Russia. Because with the recovery of crisis environment in these countries, we believe that new opportunities will appear for the Turkish textile industry. On the other hand, we have concerns about the current political crisis with Russia and wish our relations to be normalized at once.

I can say that another development in 2015 was the cooperation agreement made with ITA Aachen for the development of the Turkish technical textile industry, which takes an important place among the 2023 goals. This cooperation is an indicator for new developments in the Turkish technical textile industry in both 2016 and the following years.

Technical textiles and nonwovens industry in Turkey

Investments in the industry of technical textiles and nonwovens in Turkey rapidly increase. So much so that the industry achieving a growth of almost 15% in 2015 has become the sub-sector with the fastest-growing investment and production. Our export of technical textiles in 2015 amounted to 1,5 billion dollars. There are some certain fields in the developing industry of technical textiles in which we are highly competitive. As the industry, we aim at giving weight to investments in those fields where we are competitive and at boosting our industry in those with high export rates.

For example, we have developing infrastructure for manufacturing products such as impregnated, smeared and coated fabrics. Additionally, we have a globally competitive position in certain categories like tire cords, metalized yarns, bags and sacks.

On the other hand, though there is a significant market in ready-made garment products made of technical textile materials, our competitiveness is unfortunately far from satisfying our expectations. We believe that the Turkish technical textile sector will position itself depending on the increasing trade and market volume and further increase its competitiveness in each sub-sectors.

Comprehensive service for Turkish textile and technical textile industry through the cooperation with ITA Istanbul and ITA Aachen

I think our industry’s cooperation agreement with ITA Aachen with the purpose of meeting the need for new investments and R&D activities for further progress of Turkey in technical textiles can be regarded as an important development.

We intend to provide comprehensive service for Turkish textile and technical textile industry through the cooperation with ITA Istanbul and ITA Aachen. Solution partnerships will be offered for the industry within the short, medium and long-term road maps through testing services, training, basic R&D and applied R&D activities. In accordance with both current and future requirements of textile and technical textile markets, leading the industry into success through our innovative and economic solutions is our main purpose. For this, there will be contributions towards training first intermediary staff and then specialists with master and doctoral degree. Our training programs will appeal both to university students and industry employees. In a wide context, projects for national and international partnership with Turkey-wide universities and industrialists will be created and put into practice.

I hope that the first solid reflection of the cooperation initiated with ITA Aachen will be the use of technical textiles in the construction industry. Within the scope of this cooperation, we aspire to use technical textiles to build structures resistant to earthquake and other natural disasters in partnership with Turkish – German and Greek R&D centers for textile. Moreover for the upcoming period, I would also like to indicate that holding an international conference on technical textiles in Istanbul simultaneously with our 11th Fabric Design Contest is among our plans. We work hard on this issue. R&D and innovation are among the issues on which we put excessive emphasis. I could gladly say that our industry also attaches special importance to the issue and lots of textile manufacturers and exporters today have their own R&D departments. This trend in the industry rapidly increases. Nonetheless, while considering the industry, it should be kept in mind that the textile industry is one whose investment costs are relatively high. Besides, the share of foreign investment in the Turkish textile industry in general is at a low level. It is important to carefully design and promote all the activities that will carry our industry further since it is a national sector of our country.

ITM 2016 and HIGHTEX 2016 Exhibitions

Within the last thirty years, Turkey has proven itself and risen up to an important level worldwide in the production of conventional textile products and fabrics for ready-made garments and home textiles.

Considering the elements such as investment costs and know-how in the technical textile industry, we can now see more clearly that it has also advanced to a significant position.

ITM 2016 International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX 2016 International Exhibition for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens are exhibitions which our industry closely follows and supports. We believe that ITM 2016 and HIGHTEX 2016 exhibitions, the gathering point for the textile technical textile industry, will rise in importance with the increase in the industry’s capacity of production and investment and being included more comprehensively in the global value chain.

Intelligent Production Modules By Dienes Aid Development Of Innovative Filaments

Headquartered in Mühlheim am Main, Dienes Apparatebau GmbH was founded by Fritz Dienes in 1930. The company produces pilot and laboratory systems for manufacturing and processing filaments, fibres and yarns. It also supplies mechanical and electrical components associated with textile machines, such as induction-heated godet units and control systems for synthetic fibre production lines.

With modular platforms and flexible machinery concepts, Dienes Apparatebau GmbH in Mühlheim am Main supports research facilities in the development of innovative filaments. As Managing Partner Steffen Müller-Probandt explains in an interview, the MultiMode systems in particular are well adapted to enable intelligent networking of the production steps for product development. In this way, Dienes ensures that it continues to meet the ever increasing demands for efficiency and productivity in textile machinery construction.

Dienes has been cooperating with textile machinery manufacturers for something like 60 years. How is your company helping to advance the cause of sustainability in the industry?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: The trend towards manufacturing technical textiles as the primary focus of textile manufacturers in Europe has been gaining momentum steadily. Against this background, much effort is being devoted to perfecting processing technologies. In this respect, the main objective is to be able to carry out complex manufacturing processes as efficiently as possible. Of course, one of the principle points of reference for this purpose is the reduction of energy consumption by the machinery.

What does function integration mean to Dienes as a provider of machines and components for manufacturing synthetic fibres?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: The trend toward function integration is an important issue for us on two levels. Firstly, Dienes has set itself the task of creating a modular pilot line in order to help research institutions in fibre technology in their efforts to develop new, innovative filaments. To this end, we ourselves have developed intelligent production modules that can be combined in a modular arrangement, so the pilot line can be adapted to any new discoveries that are made during the development phase. Secondly, as the world of machine building becomes increasingly globalised, there is a constant requirement to increase efficiency and productivity levels. This is why integrated solutions with continuously improving efficiency are in such great demand.

What opportunities does function integration offer for Dienes?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: The opportunity is inherent in the process of continuously improving our modules. The performance of the modules is enhanced to remain abreast of the constant stream of new requirements from an enormous range of applications and the need to integrate them. This in turn creates added value for our customers. Ultimately, our most important objective is to increase efficiency and productivity.

What benefit can the user of your MultiMode systems gain from function integration?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: Function integration stands for the intelligent networking of production steps for product development. We thus use the term function to refer to the manufacture of synthetic yarn as a process. One of the main objectives of Dienes is to enable research institutions that are in the business of developing new, innovative filaments to reach a position in which they are equipped to carry out experimental work that is efficient, systematic, and to some degree self-optimising. In general, every module in a MultiMode system can be operated independently and alone. All individual modules can be configured to create a system by the user via the master functionality. The system may be viewed as an intelligent, modular platform.

Where do you see the greatest potential for function integration in textile machinery manufacturing in the next few years?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: End-to-end system concepts are needed here. As is also revealed clearly in the large-scale “Industry 4.0” project, the trend towards intelligent networking of production process data is becoming more and more clear. This means that more and more powerful machine controllers are also needed.

On the other hand, of course, it is equally essential to be able to distil the important information from this welter of data, in order to generate real added value. This is why targeted function integration is becoming more important.

Does the energy efficiency of your systems figure in the considerations of your customers?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: Yes, this subject is becoming more and more significant in our field of activities as well. At the moment, we are cooperating with the company Rauschert and a Fraunhofer Institute to develop an energy management system (EMS) that can analyse and control a company’s energy consumption from a central location. It captures not only all electrical consumers, but also the consumption rates for other media, such as gas, water, etc. An incidentally, the EMS itself can be integrated in the MultiMode systems.

You enter into temporary partnerships with research institutes for the purpose of developing products and processes. How do such cooperations work specifically?

Steffen Müller-Probandt: These partnerships are beneficial to both parties, of course. Dienes benefits primarily from cooperations in multidisciplinary teams, in which new products and processes are developed and researched. In addition, for many trials, infrastructures are needed that are only available in the laboratory facilities belonging to the institutes. Of course, it is also much easier to test innovations in a laboratory environment than in an industrial concern where production is ongoing 24 hours a day. In return, the laboratories are always up to date with the latest technologies and equipment.

Brückner Signed Contract for a Major Project with Dinarsu

Brückner, with a 70-year history of textile finishing, is known worldwide as a technology partner for all companies working in the drying, coating and finishing of web-shaped materials.

The variety of materials to be processed with Brückner technologies, from clothing fabrics to nonwovens to carpets, glass or coatings, has never been limited.

Brückner can offer new concepts in the field of continuous dyeing. Brückner, which also has new solutions in the field of multi-layer stenters, has invested a lot in the denim industry and has also increased its personnel. The German market leader offers integrated finishing systems for pigment dyeing, synthetic resin finishing and coating.

Verena Ruckh, Head of the Advertising and Marketing Department of Brückner

We interviewed Verena Ruckh, Head of the Advertising and Marketing Department of Brückner, for the ‘German Special Section’ of our Tekstil Teknoloji magazine. Saying that, “Turkey is one of our most important market for many years” Ruckh, continued as follows; “We signed a contract for a big project with the world-famous carpet manufacturer Dinarsu.”

How was 2019 for your company and what are the company’s plans for 2020? What are your expansion plans?

2019 was a year of division for us. The first half of the year was much quieter than the years before. Due to the global economic situation, many customers were cautious about new investments. The most constant thing at that time was uncertainty, which made a proper planning almost impossible for us. We were hoping for the ITMA in Barcelona in June. And the fair really gave us a boost again. Many visitors came with new and specific projects, others wanted to modernize or upgrade existing machines and everybody was of course interested in our innovations and highlights. In the meantime, we are back on course for further growth and are looking confidently into the year 2020.

Two years ago, our new production plant in Tittmoning in southern Germany was inaugurated. Here we have the possibility to build very heavy and also much larger machine components than before. The expanded space allows us to build machines for research and development purposes or to test customer systems before they leave our factory. In addition we are able to react much more flexible to the increasingly special customer requirements and this often gives us a considerable competitive advantage.

How important is the Turkish market to your company and how much business is carried out here?

Turkey has been one of our most important markets for many years. With our long-standing agency Inter Tekstil in Istanbul, we feel very well represented here and we also have a local team of installers and a large spare parts warehouse. So we are always on the spot when a customer needs support or a wear part needs to be replaced quickly. The year 2020 has just begun and we have already sold some machines to Turkey. Among others we finalized a contract for a major project with the world-renowned carpet manufacturer Dinarsu. Established in 1955 in Istanbul, DINARSU is today the number one company in the Turkish carpet industry. With targeted investments and a wide range of products the company takes solid steps towards being a world brand. DINARSU is the first tufting carpet manufacturer in Turkey holding CE certificate and the first and only manufacturer to offer a picture quality production with a 400 dpi resolution. The German machine manufacturer BRÜCKNER has already delivered some lines to DINARSU in the past years. Recently a further major order for several lines for the latex back coating of tufted carpets was finalized. The delivery of the first line is planned for summer 2020, others will follow at the end of the year and at the beginning of 2021.

What trends are you currently seeing in the textile machinery industry?

After the global economy weakened considerably last year, we are currently seeing an upward trend in the textile industry. There will be a lot of movement in the future, especially in the area of technical textiles or even nonwovens, as new materials and technologies are constantly developed in this sector. The coating or functionalisation of textiles will also be a major topic in the future. The term Industry 4.0 is also on everyone’s lips at the moment. We have developed a lot of new features in this area and presented it for the first time at ITMA 2019. Worth mentioning here, among others, is a new user-friendly visualisation of our machines, intelligent assistance systems for monitoring maintenance intervals or a new simulation tool for energy-optimised production.

What industrial and economic challenges are currently impacting your company and how is your company responding to them?

There are several challenges to be overcome, the most recent one is of course the spread of the corona virus. It is no longer just an issue in China, but in the meantime for the entire global economy, because China is a large market for the global textile industry. Our flexibility when travelling is currently limited, trade fairs in Asia are postponed or cancelled and therefore discussions and business transactions are also postponed to an uncertain time.

Another challenge is the increasingly complexity of requirements of our customers. Almost every order is a very special one and an individual project that we cannot pull out of the drawer. Here it is necessary to work very closely with the customer and in the end to present a solution that is perfectly suited to his needs. Fortunately, we have a large number of long-standing employees who contribute technological know-how and decades of experience. We therefore feel well prepared for the future and are looking forward to the coming challenges.

Interview: Dilek HAYIRLI

MILKAY Continues To Be a Reliable Partner for Its Customers with Superior Quality and Service Understanding

Established in 1995, MILKAY produces felt and wadding for spring mattress, spring sofa, automotive, furniture and isolation industries. Having a daily production capacity of 150 tons of felt, the company continues to maintain its quality and fast service in the nonwoven industry.

Use of technical textiles and nonwoven products increase day by day in Turkey as well in the world. In this month’s issue of the Nonwoven Technology magazine, we held an interview with Abdullah Nursaçan, Vice General Manager of MILKAY. Enjoy reading.

Can you tell us about the development of your company from the day it was founded until today? What is your most important philosophy?

The word MILKAY, which has an Italian partnership since its foundation in 1994, consists of the first 3 letters of the cities of Milan and Kayseri. Our company produces felt and pads for the spring mattresses, spring sofa, automotive, furniture and isolation industries. Using the latest technology in our sector, our products that we produce with utmost care are offered to the foreign markets as well as domestic markets. We work with the philosophy of being a company that loves production, and has a wide perspective open to development, and is respectful to human and environment.

Could you tell us about your product portfolio and usage areas? Which products of yours are the most demanded?

We produce standard products such as soft felt (thermobonds), hard felt, ultra hard felt in various weights and sizes from 500 g/sqm to 2500 g/sqm as well as special felts in a variety of technical requirements. Hard felts are especially used for spring insulation in spring matresses and soft furniture groups. In addition, we produce pads made of cotton, wool, and other synthetic and natural products.

What are the most important criteria in your production? What are the most important features that distinguish your products from other brands?

We believe that our future depends on our ability to satisfy our customers. We maintain this desire by providing superior quality and service for our customers, and continue to be a reliable partner for them. We believe that our customer relations are not solely based on a bond of communion, but also the formation of culture, and that development can be achieved together with our customers. What makes us different is not just our product, but the way we do our business.

What is your daily production volume? Can you tell us about your market dominance in Turkey?

We have a production facility with a daily capacity of 150 tons. As one of the market leaders, we dominate 55% of the domestic market. We have become known with the MILKAY’s generic felts.

Which brands do you cooperate with, and which countries do you export to?

Our target audience is all the market players, who have a daily purchase capacity of 50+ units/beds, however we have cooperations with all the valuable companies in Turkey, that have reached a certain brand value. MILKAY is the sought-after and preferred brand in 55 countries. We have been supplying for the world’s largest mattress manufacturers for more than twenty-five years.

What do you think about the development of smart and technical textiles in Turkey?

Technical textiles have become more common in Turkey thanks to mass production, ease of use, cost benefits and benefits in the recyclability. Based on the usage areas, technical textiles occupy more than twenty main sectors. Our products, classified in the nonwoven and non-knit textiles, are used extensively in furniture and construction industries.

What is your company’s approach to sustainability and environmentally friendly products? What kind of activities do you have in this regard?

We act with a vision to be an environmentally friendly company in the industry. We recycle 40 thousand textile waste per year into the economy. We believe that there is not enough practice on the recycling of textile wastes in our country and that it is essential to create a national textile waste collection strategy action plan. We are also working on this.

As MILKAY, what is the importance you attached to R&D? What kind of activities do you perform on this?

We believe that quality is one of the most important criteria to be a sustainable company. For this purpose, our company, which manages a process from raw material input control, to intermediate control and ultimately the last control, constantly undergoes product development and research improvements and substitutes staff accordingly. Our %100 polyester product MILFORM, which we have been producing since 2016, is in use as an alternate to polyester sponges in the industry.

Can you tell us about your targets, projects and investments in 2019?

The economical conjuncture always keeps our investment capabilities ready and vivid. In addition, this year, we aim to recycle at least 40 thousand tons of textile waste for re-use in the economy.

Interview: Kubra Karaca

Dilo Group Focuses on Energy Saving, Sustainability and Industry 4.0

Dilo Group exhibited a complete operating production line at ITMA 2019. This line illustrated improvements and modifications as well as innovations in numerous machine design-engineering aspects.

The complete technological process starting with fibre preparation via card feeding, to precise web forming and the new Hyperpunch Hα needling shown at the exhibition.

We interviewed with Dilo Group General Manager Johann Philipp Dilo, who we visited at the booth during the ITMA 2019. Stating that they focus on sustainability, Industry 4.0 and environmentally friendly products, Philipp Dilo said that they are working on new products that will save energy.

Dilo Group exhibited a complete production line at ITMA 2019. Can you listen to the details and products of this line?

In the fibre preparation phase with DiloTemafa components, the “Baltromix Pro” showed a faster blend changeover which is a prerequisite for even higher throughput. An exact control of the filling level avoids idling or over-filling by feeding fibre bales with the aid of a “bale timer”. The sensor module “DI-LoWatt” assures fibre transport with a minimum of air and thus saves energy.

After the “VectorQuadroCard” the latest version of our high speed crosslapper “HyperLayer” included which allows highest throughput at small to medium layering widths and which is especially suited for hydroentanglement lines.

The needleloom on show – DI-LOOM OD-II SLHαV – is equipped with the new needle pattern 6000X to give a very homogeneous stitching distribution.

In the field of “textile additive manufacturing” the “3D-Lofter” offered further chances of fibre savings for needlefelts used in the automotive and other applications because topologically distributed fibre masses can be positioned in the felt where needed by so called “individual webforming spots.”

What are the advantages of assist operating system ‘diloline 4.0’?

“diloline 4.0” includes a wide variety of “smart manufacturing” actions in collaboration with Siemens which all aim at further simplifying operation, increasing transparency in web forming and consolidation thereby increasing efficiency. Production data are stored, documented and compared. An “alarm monitor” indicates disturbances. A production analysis documents the reasons for standstill times. This data can be used to avoid disturbances. Numerous information modules can be recalled via mobile apps and cloud data (mindSpheres). All these methods to control the machines and to generate production data will be helpful to further secure the complex functions within the production system independently of personnel and shift.

How does Dilo strive to deliver reliable and new machines?

When it comes to innovation, instead of adopting the classic approach of market research first, we think about what we can improve on our existing machines. We do our own research. So when we find an area that can be developed, we apply different models using our creativity. We first examine the idea we have found in different ways, and then exchange it with customers to launch the product. We have pilot customers with whom we work together during product development, in other words, customers who use our products for the first time. Then we gradually grow the idea into the market.

What have been your company’s biggest achievements over the past 12 months?

One of our biggest achievements is our fully functional needling line  which we exhibited at the ITMA. Dilo emphasizes the central position this technology takes in the worldwide nonwoven production. Needled products can be found in many applications such as floor covering, automotive interior linings, technical needlefelts,  filtration media, geotextiles, mattress, bed and upholstery, wipes and papermachine felts.  The needle pattern has changed in our new needle loom. This needle pattern allows you to get a much more regular service of the needle product. I consider that this a major breakthrough.

What is your company taking to adapt to sustainability in manufacturing?

Sustainability is an important term, an important issue, and we take this issue seriously. But we are in an area that involves the mechanical transformation of fibers into textile products. The mechanical solutions we have developed, such as carding, needling and cross bonding, are more consumer-friendly than previous solutions. We realized that 50% of the energy consumption was caused by fiber passing through tubes and we developed a new system that uses less electricity. With the reduction in energy requirements, we reduced the use of fans and continue to follow the process. By reducing the consumption in the tubes, we obtain the lowest energy consumption rate and the most efficient results.

If you assess in terms of export market, what is the importance of Turkey for your company?

Turkey has a great importance for our company and the textile industry. Because it is a very vibrant and very dynamic market. We know that the textile sector in Turkey is a powerful and innovative and constantly progressing. Of course there are ups and downs from time to time, but in the long run, there is a steadily increasing production, especially in the area of nonwoven fabric. Therefore, our sales and technical support teams have an office in Istanbul. In this way, we show that we stand behind our products in the market. We are continuously increasing our achievements and market share.

Interview: Dilek Hayırlı

Yingyang: Our Priority is to Produce Quality and Environmentally Friendly Solutions

Chinese company Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery, established in 1993, is a leading nonwoven equipment manufacturer integrating nonwoven equipment and products with its research and development, technical process and supportive service.

YingYang’s product range includes needled nonwoven fabrics, filter materials, products for the furniture and bedding industry, spunbond lines, polyester and polypropylene spunbond and meltblown lines, natural fiber and waste materials, calender machines, winding, slitting and recycling machines.

YingYang exports 55 percent of its production. Among the countries where the company sells machinery; 72 countries are taking part including USA, Germany, Canada, England, Belgium, Mexico and Turkey.

We interviewed with Fan Liyuan, Chairman of YingYang, who participated in ITMA 2019. Liyuan said, as the company they reserve 5% of their turnover for R & D. “Our priority is to develop; high capacity, high quality, safely, environmentally friendly and automatic solutions.” he said.

What is the focus of YingYang’s productions?

We want to make the YingYang brand known all over the world. YingYang is one of the most value-producing companies in machine development in the world. Thanks to our full production lines in our factory, we do not confine ourselves to manufacturing but we also carry out the testing process ourselves, and we gain enough experience by experimenting with different types of fibers on each machine and increasing our technical knowledge about production.

Which products did you exhibit at ITMA 2019?

We introduced new technologies, by upgrading our existing machines by adding sensors and new electronic components. One of the products we introduced; YYQR Random Velour needle loom: The purpose of random velour machine is to make a non-directional velour pile effect on a nonwoven substrate for end uses such as automotive, floor covering, wall covering and felt for toys etc.

In addition, we presented synthetic leather, which is a high quality product made from micro fiber. This technology is to produce synthetic leather, close to leather in look and feel and mainly used in automobiles. We also exhibited our technology which we use in the production of diapers.

Are you satisfied with the interest of visitors to your products?

We’re very pleased. We also had new customers who came with the advice of our existing customers.

How does Yin Yang work to produce reliable and durable machines?

We have a strong R & D laboratory. We perform all tests in this laboratory and obtain clear data for each product. We reserve 5% of our turnover to R & D and constantly develop new products.

What are your most demanded products?

We have a wide product portfolio and it is hard to tell which one is in more demand. Because it varies according to region and period. Our products such as flooring, carpet, automotive interior upholstery are in high demand at this time.

If you have to assess in terms of export markets, what is the importance of Turkey for your company?

Turkey is an important market for YingYang. Our customers in Turkey are quite satisfied with our products.

Interview: Dilek Hayırlı

Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery: Reliable Complete Nonwoven Technical Solution Supplier to Fight Against COVID-19

Machinery and technology specialist YINGYANG has responded rapidly in meeting shortages in PPE, wipes, etc for this pandemic, by putting its all priority to build the nonwoven lines which are highly demanded in both domestic and worldwide market, to produce the high quality nonwovens for this application.

We interviewed with Isabella, Sales Manager of YingYang company,  which is one of the participants of the HIGHTEX 2020. Isabella explained the latest products they developed and their plans for 2020.

As one of the leading companies in the nonwovens industry, you have a wide range of products. Could you tell us about your product portfolio and usage areas? Which products of yours are the most demanded?

YINGYANG provides a comprehensive product portfolio. The products include but are not limited to the whole technical solution to manufacture almost all kinds of needle punched technical textile such as automotive interior nonwovens, nonwoven carpet, geotextiles, microfiber synthetic leather substrate; various kinds of thermal and chemical bonded products, spun-bond, spun-laced products, air-through nonwovens, air-laid products and others.

YINGYANG’ products range in use from materials for face masks and protective healthcare apparel to disinfecting products, many of which have seen a demand surge in the fight against COVID-19. These critical materials include nonwoven fabrics for face masks and respirators, for which YINGYANG provides a complete set of production line such as Melt blown, Spun-bonded, Through-air, Spun-laced & needle punching technology. Even though facing the great difficulties of shortage of the machine components supply, YINGYANG has been doing its best to manage for timely supply. During this pandemic, there are already a lot of high-performance nonwoven fabrics produced seven days a week from Nonwoven Machinery supplied by YINGYANG to help increase nonwoven supply for the urgent need of PPE production.

As YingYang company, you produced a lot of spun melt lines. Can we listen to the features and usage areas of these lines from you?

These spun melt technologies were introduced by YINGYANG striving to develop the most advanced and innovative technology to get the finest denier product, optimizing energy consumption, reduced manpower for line conduction and the minimum maintenance operations with a very cost-effective line. And the end products are applied for Mask( N 95, KN95, KF94, FFP2 and FFP3), Medical Protective Cover all, Disinfecting wipes etc.

Could you give information about the latest innovations and technologies you have developed in the production of diapers?

The products such as air-through, spunbonded, spunlaced nonwovens are widely used in the diapers, YINGYANG has been supplying all these technologies with the state-of-art machinery design and complete technical sulutions to enable our clients producing the best quality nonwovens with best performance VS price ratio.

What are the most important criteria in your production? What are the most important features that distinguish your products from other brands?

Quality and efficiency criteria have been applied in our production since the establishment of YINGYANG, in recent years, the production also focus on the Internet & Industry 4.0, environmentally friendly for the sustainable development of the company.

With strong R & D team, YINGYANG always provide the client with customized solutions among the most comprehensive product portfolio and best performance VS price ratio. Each project & every client is given unique attention with individualized focus from beginning of project such as business meeting and proposal, through the production &delivery, installation until its after-sales service, with fully complete file system for easy tracking and on time response. This has led to YINGYANG continuing to enjoy an excellent reputation as a major leading supplier of nonwoven machinery throughout the world.

What is your company’s approach to sustainability and environmentally friendly products? What kind of activities do you have in this regard?

The natural resources are limited on this earth, in fact, more than 70% of the raw material for our machines to produce the nonwoven, is from the recycled material, such as from PET bottles, textile waste, nonwoven waste,etc. As to our company products, such as the micro fiber synthetic leather to replace the natural leather, thermal bonded wadding products to replace the foam, PP spunbonded nonwovens to replaces the plastic material, acoustic fiber board to replace traditional acoustic products, etc, these are all great contribution to the sustainability and environment protection.

On the other hand, our machine design has been greener, more energy saving for sustainability as well.

Could you give information about your representatives around the world and the countries you mainly export to?

Heading for 30 years, YINGYANG has provided thousands of complete set of customized high quality nonwoven technology solutions in 74 countries all over the world, including to the west countries, also traditional market such as Middle East, South& Southeast Asia, Russia, Middle Asia, etc.

Can you tell us about your targets, projects and investments in 2020?

After heavily invested for our R & D laboratory, we will continually invest for our  R & D laboratory in 2020 with a number of Lab production lines for new product development, plus new powder coating system, new laser cutting system for our production, also with new production halls and new apartment building for our staff with more than 300 rooms for each individual, to continually provide our clients with state-of-art products from our best team.

Finally, which machines will you highlight at the HIGHTEX 2020? Do you mind sharing its features with us?

Even though YINGYANG will not display the real machine in HIGHTEX 2020, we have our show room in our Turkey clients. In the fair we will be open to introduce to the visitors about the latest development of the company, such as 2000rpm needle looms, also other new products since last hightex fair.

Interview: Dilek HAYIRLI