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15.04.2019 Starlinger at ITMA together with STC Spinnzwirn

Starlinger Group, Vienna, Austria, will exhibit at this year’s ITMA in Barcelona together for the first time with its new subsidiary STC Spinnzwirn. ITMA is the world’s largest textile machinery exhibition which is held every four years. 

Starlinger is the world’s only supplier of the entire equipment range for the production of plastic fabrics, from tape extrusion lines and circular looms through to sack conversion, plant monitoring, and the recycling of production scrap. Following the recent acquisition of STC Spinnzwirn (formerly Oerlikon business unit Barmag Spinnzwirn), Starlinger has expanded its broad product range even further, particularly with respect to special extrusion and winding technology. In addition to the winders and twisting machines of STC Spinnzwirn, ITMA visitors will be able to get a good impression of the Industry 4.0 solutions of winding specialist Georg Sahm based in Eschwege, Germany, which joined Starlinger in 2002. Further ITMA highlights will be the software solutions for central plant monitoring and digital process optimisation developed for Starlinger Group by GRAFiT, a subsidiary founded in 2018.

Starlinger will exhibit an FX 6.1 circular loom at ITMA 2019 to demonstrate the circular weaving of tapes made of recycled PET; the resulting rPET fabric is ideal for production of U-panel FIBCs.  The FX 6.1 is a six-shuttle circular loom that is primarily used for production of high-performance fabrics and does not possess any sliding parts which would require lubrication. This ensures that the fabric is completely oil-free and suitable for packaging foodstuffs. Starlinger is currently experiencing a high demand for circular looms with a large working width that are often used to make plastic fabric for FIBCs. Due to its form stability, flexibility and high melting point, (recycled) PET lends itself perfectly to FIBCs, in which large volumes of bulk material are transported and stored. Further advantages of (r)PET FIBCs are their suitability for multiple use as well as their excellent recyclability.


Starlinger offers the capability of converting PET bottles into tapes for plastic fabrics, used for example in the manufacture of FIBCs

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