FiberVisions has a long history of innovation in polyolefin and bicomponent fibers. Our R&D focuses on creating new fibers that help reduce system cost while enhancing performance and sustainability. Here's a sampling of our innovations since 2006:
- Trilobal PP fibers for carded spunlaced nonwoven fabrics, such as baby wipes
- Hollow PP for carded through air bonded nonwovens used in acquisition distribution layers
- PE sheath/PET (polyester) core short-cut bico fibers air laid wipes and hygiene products
- Special finish for air laid fibers that reduces dusting in air laid nonwovens containing fluff pulp
- Eccentric core PE/PP bico fibers for enhanced bulk in air through bonded nonwovens
- Fine PP fibers for carded spunlace nonwovens for wipes and sanitary applications
- Fine PP fibers for carded thermal bond applications
- Monocomponent PE binder fibers for binding natural and recycled materials for insulation and similar high loft materials.
- Purpose-designed PP binder fibers for lightweight composites with glass and other reinforcing fibers
- PE/PP and PP/PET splittable fibers
- Biodegradable bico fibers
- Low melting point PE sheath/PP core fibers for very low bonding temperatures
- Disperse dyeable PP stable fibers
- Durably wettable PP fibers that remain wettable after extensive spunlacing
- Special PP fibers for carded, needlepunch furniture backing, mattress covers and similar applications
These developments-and others now underway-leverage the investments we've made in our plants to stay on the leading edge of fiber technology.
Global R&D Facilities
Our R&D is carried out in a global environment. Research labs in the US, Denmark, and Japan include pilot production operations for fibers and nonwovens as well as analytical facilities.
- Fiber production lines vary in scale from small to large that simulate a real-world production line.
- Each site has pilot card lines with calendar and through air bonding.
- Our U.S. site also has the capability to make air laid products.
- Analytical labs have a range of polymer, fiber, and nonwovens testing capabilities.
Leading consumer products companies and converters use our pilot lines - a convenient, cost-effective way to make concept samples for new products.