April 17, 2024
Technical Textile & Nonwoven

Staple Fibres For PP Geotextiles Reach New Quality Level

The new Oerlikon Neumag staple fibre technology center achieved excellent results while running polypropylene inline tests for geotextile applications of a well known fibre producer.

The German company said in a press release that the centre is now also available to customers for tests on continuous inline pilot lines for processing various polymers.

Joint tests show excellent values in the inline process for polypropylene geotextile applications and tenacities of over 6 cN/dtex were achieved while residual elongation remained high.

“This means that the fibres exceed the parameters currently established in geotextile applications,” Oerlikon Neumag observed.

“The demand for geotextiles is growing with higher traffic volumes and increasing climate extremes,” Dr. Friedrich Lennemann, Head of Development at Oerlikon Neumag said.

“We are seeing a trend in fibres towards higher tenacity combined with high elongation. We believe our customers will be well equipped to meet this trend with our technology,” he added.

The technology centre supports development of new fibre products and the modular fibre band processing line allows variable combination of all components in order to reproduce the respective process.

Visitors to Techtextil will also be able to find out more about the product range, where the Oerlikon Business Unit Manmade Fibers will be represented at the VDMA stand.

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