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Techtextil 2013

Techtextil 2013 Exhibitor Preview: Americhem (Part 2)

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio - May 7, 2013 - Americhem Inc, a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers and technical textiles, will highlight its pilot line capabilities in Hall A1, Stand A32 at the Techtextil exhibition June 11-13, 2013 at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Americhem operates a wide variety of synthetic fiber pilot equipment at its global network of plants to help customers increase speed to market without disrupting production.

"Our vast fibers testing capabilities include a spunbonded nonwovens pilot line, a monofilament and slit film pilot line, texturizing equipment, and knitting and carpet tufting," said Craig MacDougall, general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This unique service enables us to speed color and additive product development for our customers while minimizing the amount of time and money required for trials on our customers' equipment."

The spunbonded pilot line, located in Dalton, Ga., U.S.A., is designed to run 1 to 3 dpf (denier per filament) spunbonded polypropylene samples. It is also capable of creating spunbonded fabric from a number of other polymers, including PET, PLA, nylon 6 and TPU. The monofilament and slit film pilot line is modular, which allows for setup to replicate a number of customer manufacturing processes. It is capable of raw material testing, spin process studies, new formula development and in-house customer trials.

Americhem also operates 11 high- and low-speed synthetic fiber spinning lines located around the globe that aid in the efficient development of nylon, polypropylene, polyesters and other synthetic fibers. The equipment can create yarns in a variety of deniers, from 1 dpf to monofilament, and a variety of cross sections to achieve the desired look and feel. In addition to fiber spinning, customers can apply texture to yarns through air jet and false twist technology.

Visit Americhem's Techtextil display in Hall A1, Stand A32 to see the latest developments from Americhem, including video presentation on the company's pilot testing capabilities and cardwraps showing the range of colors and opacities available for spunbonded fabrics and monofilaments.