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Beaulieu displays sustainable fibres at Index 2021 in Switzerland

Oct '21
Pic: Beaulieu Fibres International
Pic: Beaulieu Fibres International
Beaulieu Fibres, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, is showcasing its products at Index 2021 at stand 1340. The company, based in Belgium, is accelerating its work in helping customers to exceed in product performance and sustainability. The world’s leading nonwovens event is being held from October 19-22, 2021, at Palexpo, in Geneva.

For nonwoven converters serving the hygiene segment, a feature at Index 2021 will be the company’s optimised Meralux specialty fibre, with fit for use performance and sustainability properties. It offers opacity improvements (reduction of TiO2 for the same opacity levels), higher coverage, higher bulkiness, and improved liquid management. In addition, Meralux fibres deliver substantial sustainability benefits including about 55 per cent savings in raw materials, with equivalent carbon emission savings, thanks to weight reduction in nonwovens for the same coverage, and higher recyclability of PP/PE, the company said in a press release.

The latest additions to the hygiene fibres portfolio are Meraspring BICO PET fibres, answering the market trend for increased comfort. Meraspring enables nonwovens to combine a softness and loftiness that provides a cushioned, even well-being, experience for end-users of applications such as diapers and fem-pads. The fibres are available in a range from 1.7-8.9 dtex with hydrophilic, hydrophobic and wellbeing finishes depending on the properties required in the final product.

In the industrial fibres segment, Ultrabond thermal bonding fibre will finally be presented with its Index 2021 Nonwovens Award in the category sustainable raw material. The jury of Edana, the global association of the nonwovens and related industries, chose the fibre for its sustainable contribution to 100 per cent recyclable nonwovens. In addition, Beaulieu Fibres’ new range of MONO low count and BICO fibres are setting new performance standards for the fast-growing air and liquid filtration markets, according to Beaulieu.

The company believes strongly in close collaboration with its customers to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative new products. At Index 2021, discover Beaulieu Fibres International’s Pilot Line to test the waters of co-development opportunities without risk. The Pilot Line offers the utmost flexibility to produce samples, without the typical constraints imposed by industrial production lines, replicating any type of staple fibre spinning technology using different types of polymers and additives and different types of cross sections.

“We are thrilled to be ‘back on the ground’ after the challenges of the pandemic, to reconnect with all of our stakeholders and to keep pushing the boundaries of performance, sustainability and efficiency with our next generation fibre technology. Our solutions provide innovation for nonwovens manufacturers and are driving new, environmentally friendly product designs,” Maria Teresa Tomaselli, general manager at Beaulieu Fibres said in a statement.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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