LÜLEBURGAZ, Turkey — March 6, 2017 — Mogul has increased its nonwoven spunlace production by adding a cross-lapped spunlace line at its plant in Luleburgaz near Istanbul. The cross-lapped product, introduced under the brand name Durell®, supplements MOGUL’s existing production of Aqualace® parallel-laid spunlace. The new cross-lapped line brings high performance products into Mogul’s range of spunlace products.
Cross-lapped spunlace technology differs from parallel laid spunlace in that the cross-lapper forms a web by laying down the carded fiber at a 90° angle to the line’s direction. In a parallel-laid process the carded fiber is laid down in parallel to the line’s direction. Through this cross-lapping of the web the resultant spunlace achieves similar tensile strength in both machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD).
With MD:CD ratios from 0.8 to 1.1 Durell finds use whenever multi-direction fabric strength is needed.
Examples of Durell applications include:
- Automotive (headliners, pillars);
- Wipes (restaurant and institutional);
- Wet wipes;
- Building materials;
- Artificial leather filtration;
- Personal care;
- Home textiles;
- Low pressure injection;
- Promotional goods;
- Epilation pads;
- Printing media; and
- Disposable linens.
Generally spunlace is a growing technology in the nonwovens field, being the preferred fabric for wipes, and is also growing in technical and durable applications. As a further value adding feature, Mogul’s Durell cross-lapped spunlace line includes in-line dyeing and chemical impregnation to provide capability to produce dye colored or chemically impregnated (water repellent, fire retardant, acrylic binder, etc.) fabrics.
Posted March 6, 2017