BOBINGEN, Germany — March 24, 2017 — At Index™ 2017, polyester fiber specialist Trevira GmbH will present its comprehensive program of products for the wide range of technologies and applications in the nonwovens sector. Besides new products and customized fresh developments, the focus is on further developing and optimizing existing fibre types servicing this important segment.
A new offering in biopolymer fibres, Ingeo™, is a siliconized PLA hollow fiber for use in fillings. In response to customer demand in terms of product functions and material properties, the comprehensive product range for airlaid applications is being continuously enhanced. This also applies to special fibres for the carding sector and shortcut types for the paper industry; where the focus in on improving dispersion.
With regard to the increased need for fibers with additional functionalities and to the use of fresh combinations of raw materials, capacities in bico-fibers are being expanded. For both the polyester and the PLA program, Trevira has also developed modified fibers for the hygiene sector (e.g. for wet wipes), where these stand out due to their particularly soft hand.
Emphasis is also being placed on finishes for fibers that must meet food industry standards, likewise on antimony-free polyester fibers, the aim here being to enhance product safety.
At Index 2017, Trevira will again participate in a joint presentation with sister companies from the Indorama Ventures parent group, a repeat of the procedure followed at the last event in 2014 and at IDEA in Boston in 2016. At Techtextil in Frankfurt in May this year Trevira can also be found on the Indorama Ventures group stand.
Posted March 24, 2017