BI component fiber

If two different polymers are extruded together to form a fiber, so-called bi-component fibers are obtained. Depending on the desired property profile, both the polymers used and the geometric arrangement of the polymers can be varied. Our bi-component fibers have a sheath-core geometry. A high-melting PET core is surrounded by a sheath made of a polymer with a lower melting point, such as PE or Co-PET. When used as a binding fiber, the sheath polymer can be melted during the thermal bonding of a nonwoven without softening the fiber core. As a result, the softened sheath polymer flows to fiber crossing points and bonds them after cooling, creating a solid network of defined porosity.

Pros and cons
BI component fiber Properties

Advantages

  • Strong fiber bonding and high strength of the end product
  • Porosity can be controlled by the binding process
  • Good workability
  • No use of liquid binders

Disadvantages

  • Limited recyclability
  • Nonwoven thermally stable only up to the softening range of the sheath polymer

BI component fiber
Manufacturing process

Bi-component fibers are produced by melt spinning. The design and geometry of the spinneret, as well as the separate supply of the two polymer components to the spinneret, are crucial for high-quality production. The polymer components only come into contact with each other after or shortly before leaving the spinneret. In subsequent process steps such as stretching or applying the finish, the fibers are further tailored to the respective application.

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technology and
quality of the fibre

State-of-the-art laboratory facilities, quality management according to ISO 9001:2015, energy management according to ISO 50001:2018 and last but not least the high demands on our own work ensure the high quality standards of our BI component fiber. See for yourself.

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Applications

Automotive

Lead-Acid Batteries
Brake Pads, Friction Pads
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Paper

Special, Decoration, Wallpaper
Security Paper
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Filters

Filters for Oil, Air, Liquids
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