Trevira GmbH, European manufacturer of high-value branded polyester fibres and filament yarns for hygiene and technical applications, will exhibit its innovative fibres for the wide range of technologies and applications in the non-wovens sector at Index17, the leading expo for non-wovens, to be held from April 4 to 7, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
A new offering in biopolymer fibres, Ingeo, a siliconised PLA hollow fibre for use in fillings will also be shown at the expo.
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 fibres with additional functionalities and to the use of fresh combinations of raw materials, capacities in bico-fibres are being expanded.
For both the polyester and the PLA programme, Trevira has also developed modified fibres for the hygiene sector (e.g. for wet wipes) where these stand out due to their particularly soft handle. It will show these new fibres at the expo.
Emphasis is also being laid on finishes for fibres that must meet food industry standards, likewise on antimony-free polyester fibres, the aim here being to enhance product safety.
At Index 2017, Trevira will participate in a joint presentation with sister companies from the Indorama Ventures parent group.