In his presentation, Jochen Adler, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), intensively focused on the advantages of the Oerlikon machine and systems solutions.“The interaction between the individual technology processes increasingly generates the decisive competitive edge along the entire value chain”, explains the CTO of the Manmade Fibers segment. This is being increasingly positively  reflected both in the homogeneity and the quality of fibers and yarns as well as in the topic of tracking & tracing end products and in complex logistics processes associated with modern automation solutions

Investment in science

Within the context of a first-class panel discussion, the participants on the podium gave, among other things, their thoughts on the steps required for rebuilding and intensively supporting the Iranian textiles industry. The result was a consensus, which particularly thrilled the three university professors

(Dr M. Mojtahedi (Amirkabir University of Technology

Dr H. Tavanai (Isfahan University of Technology) and

 (Dr Mohammad Ali Tavanaie (Yazd University

Once again, there has to be intensive investment in science training aimed at providing graduates for a nascent textiles industry. In addition to the current staple fiber systems solutions, Arnd Luppold, Sales Director at Oerlikon Neumag, presented the leading technologies for manufacturing BCF yarns

on the world market. It is above all in the northern part of the country – close to the border with Turkey – that Iranian PET- and PP-based carpet manufacturing plays a major role. “Here, the sales markets are practically on our doorstep”, explained Arnd Luppold, who has been active in Iran for many years now. Andreas Müller, Finance Director, showed the attendees ways of financing new projects – a topic that proved to be of great interest in view of the fact that the country is still dealing with sanctions.