strong growth continues in Q3
Following the strong growth in sales for filament equipment, a record level of sales was achieved in Q3/2018 for texturing equipment. In addition, sales for carpet yarn (BFC) grew significantly, primarily in the USA. The joint venture, Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering Co. Ltd., Yangzhou, Jiangsu/China, also secured notable wins in the polymer processing market. For nonwovens, the segment realized sales for the filtration market in Q3, and has recently announced its partnership with Shaoyang Textile Machinery, Shaoyang, Hunan/China, to jointly advance the offering and sales in the competitive hygiene market.