In an effort to strengthen its position in the nonwovens market — especially in diaper
manufacturing — Gastonia, N.C.-based spandex fiber manufacturer RadiciSpandex Corp. now offers its
nonwovens customers a number of new business solutions.
The company has introduced an industry-standard 3-kilogram package as well as a choice of
delivery packages with transfer tails in direct over-the-end format or rewound, reducing machine
down-time for diaper manufacturers.
The upgraded spinning systems at the company’s Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant now manufacture S17PC
fiber with increased strength and elongation of 325 percent or more — a performance advantage over
other competitive fibers, which feature elongation of 300 percent or less, according to
RadiciSpandex. This higher elongation provides improved retraction of diaper leg cuffs, the company
Custom-designed deniers, lusters and colors — such as pink or blue for cosmetic enhancement
of diapers — are available in minimum order quantities.
October 23, 2007