Meraklon launches Ultrasoft Trilobal PP fibres
30 - 04 - 2015

Wielsbeke, April 30, 2015 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polypropylene (PP) staple fibre supplier, has added innovative Ultrasoft Trilobal PP fibres to its new Meraklon Trilobal portfolio. The development is designed to answer the hygiene sector’s requirements for softness and improved coverage from lightweight nonwovens.

Making their debut at Techtextil 2015, Meraklon Ultrasoft Trilobal fibres set a new benchmark for extremely soft nonwoven fabrics with a smooth, closed and even surface that is ideal for direct skin contact. In addition, liquid retention capacity is increased thanks to the fibre’s greater surface area.

With the trilobal fibre innovation, nonwovens’ producers can benefit from system cost reductions while maintaining the coverage and opacity performance required of lightweight fabrics aimed at the hygiene market. The unique defined cross section of the true trilobal shape achieves resilience which enhances fibre opacity and leads to a superior coverage effect and bulkiness in the finished nonwoven. This allows weight reduction of both the fibre and related nonwoven while overcoming the traditional loss of opacity associated with less material use.  

Meraklon trilobal fibres are available in 1.0 to 6.7 dtex for spun-laced and thermal calendared bonded technologies. Ultrasoft can be combined with well-being features such as Aloe Vera to add tailor-made functionality to the fibre.

“Soft and ultrasoft applications have always been one of Meraklon’s key competences,” comments Leonardo Pinoca, General Manager, Beaulieu Fibres International Terni S.r.l. “Now, with their trilobal shape and fine fibre dtex, our fibres represent a new generation in softness for those customers looking to offer differentiated products to the market. Producers currently trialling nonwovens based on Ultrasoft Trilobal report that the coverage in combination with the softness is unique.”

Target applications for Meraklon’s Ultrasoft Trilobal PP fibres include topsheets and other parts for diapers and feminine napkins.

Further extensions to the Meraklon portfolio are planned for 2015, including the introduction of new Polyethylene/Polypropylene BICO fibres. 
For more information visit Beaulieu Fibres International at Techtextil 2015 Hall 4.1 Stand F13 from  4-7 May, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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