Hygiene | Meraklon®

Beaulieu Fibres International supplies Meraklon® man-made fibres for a broad range of hygiene products. Meraklon® meets the key market requirements for softness, opacity and lightweight fabrics for baby diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine care and wipes. Depending on your hygiene application, we offer you the optimal solution for your needs. Our fibres are tailored for the different process technologies on the market today such as bonding thermobonded, bonding through-air bonded, spunlace as well as needlepunch.
 

Our fibre range and cut lengths

• Meralux: 1.3 dtex – 6.7 dtex
• PE/PP Round: 1.3 dtex – 8.9 dtex
• MONO Round PP: 1.0 dtex – 12.0 dtex
• MONO Trilobal PP: 1.0 dtex – 6.7 dtex
• PE/PET & PP/PET: 1.3 dtex - 6.7 dtex
• All fibres are available in 40, 50 and 60 mm

Applications

• Baby diapers
• Adult inco

• Femcare top sheets
• Wipes

Additives

• Ultrasoft to improve softness
• TiO2 to increase opacity


Finishes

• Hydrophilic, permanent hydrophilic, high wicking, hydrophobic, etc.
• Botanical essences, such as Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Chamomile Extract, Silk protein and Vitamin E
• Other finishes on request

Our fibres are trimmed for all kind of production processes like:

• Thermo
• Hot through air bonded
• Spunlace
• Needlepunch

Meralux fibres: 1.3 dtex – 6.7 dtex

Meralux represents our latest fibre platform. It is a BICO fibre
with a special cross-section providing:
 

• Better liquid distribution for a dry feeling

• Higher loft/bulk
• Unique opacity, which allows basis weight reductions
• Softness is provided by the choice of the raw materials

PE/PP Round fibres: 1.3 dtex – 8.9 dtex

The Meraklon® BICO fibres are currently based on a Polypropylene (PP) core and Polyethylene (PE) sheath. High strength and thermal stability are guaranteed by the solid PP core (165°C), while the PE sheath (130°C) offers excellent softness and bonding in the nonwoven application. The combination of properties makes BICO fibres ideal for hygiene top sheets where softness for direct skin contact is required.

Advantages

  • Combines softness (PE) and strength (PP)
  • Higher loft/bulk and good resilience
  • Higher thermal stability
  • Key element in air-through bonding process

  • Improved lamination with PE films

PE/PET & PP/PET fibres: 1.3 dtex - 6.7 dtex

This new staple fibres in polymer-configurations PE/PET and PP/PET complete the offer
for the hygiene market. The specific use of PET in the core improves the resilience/loft
of the nonwoven.


• Increased loft
• Excellent bonding properties

• Superior softness for PE/PET
• Good ultrasonic bonding for PP/PET   

MONO Round PP fibres: 1.0 dtex – 12.0 dtex

Meraklon® staple fibres have been developed for carded thermalbonding technologies,
guaranteeing high bonding and a good strength of the nonwovens. For spunlace
technologies our fibres have a low foaming finish and guarantees good bonding and
entangling efficiency during the production process.

Advantages

  • Guarantees good bonding
  • Fibres are trimmed for use in high speed lines
  • Fibres provide good softness to the nonwoven

MONO Trilobal PP fibres: 1.0 dtex – 6.7 dtex

The trilobal range of polypropylene (PP) fibres meets the requirements of improved coverage for lightweight nonwovens. The softness is further improved by the fine titre of the fibre. Its particular shape increases the loft of the nonwoven and increases the surface area for improved liquid behaviour.

Advantages

  • Higher opacity, resulting in system cost reduction
  • Improved loft and bulkiness (up to 30%)
  • Finer fibres provide softness
  • Enhanced characteristics of liquid behaviour

Light, Soft and opaque