Web Exclusive | March 2019
BFI launches UltraBond staple fibre
Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI), the leading European polyolefin fibre supplier, consolidated its place at this year’s IDEA®19 Miami, as an important ‘all solution provider’ for polyolefin carded nonwovens in Personal Care and Hygiene, Geotextiles, Automotive, Floorcoverings and Filtration applications.
At this leading North American event BFI launched its PET-core-BICO Fibres for hygiene applications as well as its new UltraBond staple fibre, again demonstrating its commitment to help customers stay at the forefront of carded nonwoven products. Recent BFI investments have enlarged the company’s product range, further helping producers to maximise value from their production equipment and to pursue exciting opportunities in emerging areas.
Highlights for IDEA19 visitors included:
IDEA19 saw the global premiere of PET-core-BICO for hygiene applications. This staple fibre completes the offer for the hygiene market. It comes in a dtex range from 1,3-6,7dtex/40mm in both polymer-configurations PP/PET and PE/PET. The specific use of PET in the core improves the resilience/loft of the nonwoven. 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.
Also on display were the complete range of Meralux-fibres, bicomponent fibres with a special cross section shape that combines good coverage and better liquid management in one staple fibre. This enables a higher loft/bulk, unique opacity and enhanced fluid distribution, providing significant improvements to the dryness of nonwoven for hygiene and medical applications.