Americhem to show mBrace softening additives at Index 17
Americhem Europe Ltd., a global provider of colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres based in the US, has announced that the company will feature a full range of its mBrace softening additives at the Index 17, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, to be held from April 4 to 7, 2017, at the Palexpo SA in Geneva, Switzerland, in booth #4179.
The displayed products offer a span of use rates, processing options and degrees of softness for nonwoven products throughout the world. The mBrace line has evolved since its introduction in 2013. Nonwovens producers have long sought added softness for their materials, particularly in applications that will have human skin contact. mBrace was Americhem’s answer to this demand and the current range of options has emerged to suit the many different end uses in the market today.
One group of mBrace products are based on a widely accepted industry technology. Concentration level of the thermally stable additive within the masterbatch as well as target use rate can be customised to fit a customer’s specific requirements. This added flexibility helps to ensure optimum softness is achieved while eliminating any impact to processing conditions.
Dhru Mantheni, nonwovens development specialist for Americhem, “Our product offerings in the mBrace line can be divided into two groups. The first group allows you to achieve softness levels by reducing the coefficient of friction (slip) while the other developmental group imparts a cottony textile feel. At higher use levels, the first group of mBrace products can also carry additional functionality, such as antistatic and hydrophilic. We have developed products which are thermally stable and allow the user to deliver a soft touch without impacting other material properties.”
Robert Baldy, market manager for Americhem, nonwovens said, “Since mBrace is now a family of products, the portfolio offers increased flexibility to tailor the additive product to meet our customers’ needs. If the customer values certain properties over others or even if they are trying to achieve multiple functionalities with one masterbatch, Americhem's innovative solutions can provide them with exactly what they need.” (GK)
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