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Natural fibres and fibre flocks such as cotton, hemp and other cellulosic-based fibres are increasingly used to reinforce products in a growing number of applications. Many global companies looking for less reliance on oil based synthetic flocks where precision cut lengths are less critical are investigating the use of an environmentally acceptable alternative.
Viscose rayon is most commonly used in the production of paper and packaging but has also found applications in filtration, hygiene and oil well drilling. The fibre has an exceptional dye affinity making it invaluable for use in speciality papers such as bank notes. As the material is 100% biodegradable it is globally accepted for use in applications which demand environmental control.
Viscose Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fibre. As it is produced from naturally occurring polymers, it is neither a truly synthetic fibre nor a natural fibre; it is a semi-synthetic or artificial fibre. It usually has a high lustre quality giving it a bright sheen.
The 1.7 dtex short cut fibre is the preferred option when the end use requires a finer diameter filament e.g. pharmaceutical and food packaging, however, all polyester grades can be used in harsher environments such as lead acid batteries due to the resistance to sulphuric acid.
The 2.1 dtex short cut polyester fibre is the preferred option when the end use requires a finer diameter filament e.g. pharmaceutical and food packaging, however, all polyester grades can be used in harsher environments such as lead acid batteries.
Our biodegradable Polypropylene fibres includes a short cut 3.3 decitex white fibre that is used in many applications where an eco friendly solution is important.
Degradation of the fibre will leave nothing more than water, carbon dioxide and a very small amount of biomass.