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BFI to present innovations at Techtextil

May '19
Pic: Beaulieu International Group
Pic: Beaulieu International Group
BFI will present innovations to help producers extract the most out of their production equipment and pursue opportunities in automotive, geotextiles, flooring, filtration, upholstery, concrete reinforcement and hygiene, at Techtextil 2019 during May 14-17, 2019. The display will include polyolefin staple fibre UltraBond and high tenacity fibres HT8.

Karena Cancilleri, president Engineered Products, Beaulieu International Group, comments: “The nonwoven market is constantly looking for added value and system cost reduction opportunities. With our latest product innovations, Beaulieu Fibres International shows again that we are committed to helping our customers stay at the forefront of segment trends and efficiency.”

BFI’s new and unique polyolefin staple fibre UltraBond brings significant sustainability and cost-efficiency benefits to the broad world of needlepunch fabrics. UltraBond eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to consolidate nonwovens, contributing to a fully recyclable system. It opens up a new path to create 100 per cent polypropylene (PP) needlepunch fabrics which meet the same performance requirements while reducing the end-of-life environmental impact.

Supporting the growing market for lightweight geotextiles are BFI’s high tenacity fibres HT8 which offer unique high tensile strength without compromising on elongation. The fibres provide opportunities to reduce geotextile system cost by maximising machine efficiency and ensure desired performance at reduced weight - up to 15 per cent compared with standard geotextile fibres. BFI also offers a higher dtex range for environmental applications (TRM) and soil reinforcement.

Beaulieu Fibres International has introduced UltraLink, a family of engineered polypropylene (PP) bonding fibres for thermoplastic lightweight composites. The UltraLink fibres are designed to provide an optimal cost to performance ratio in needlepunched compression moulded composite materials, when blended with glass, natural or synthetic reinforcement fibres. The UltraLink fibres are customised to improve the mechanical, thermal and functional properties of the composite, supporting the automotive industry in the continuous strive to reduce weight and improve comfort in a sustainable way.

BFI’s new PET-core-BICO staple fibres support the segment’s search to improve final product performance. They bring the advantages of PP or PE sheaths to resilient hygiene-destined nonwovens. The use of PE in the sheath provides softness as required in top sheets, for example, while the configuration with PP in the sheath answers the requirements for ultrasonic bonding. Fibres come in a dtex range from 1,3-6,7dtex/40mm in their antimony (Sb)-free version, as required by the latest hygiene safety regulations. The new fibres are part of BFI’s extensive range of Meraklon man-made fibres meeting key market requirements for softness, opacity and lightweight fabrics for hygiene products. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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