BFI IDEA PRESSRELEASE 21X13

IDEA 2022 | Announcement

24/03/2022 - Press Releases

Discover fibres that build futures with Beaulieu Fibres International at IDEA®22

  • Visit Booth 4314 for complete fibre portfolio for geotextiles, hygiene & wipes, floor coverings, automotive, upholstery, filtration, RTM and construction
  • Increase nonwoven & engineered fabric performance with new fibres that reduce carbon footprint & support design for recycling
  • Explore new possibilities for collaboration using BFI’s expertise, pilot line and equipment

Wielsbeke, Belgium – March 24, 2022 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the largest and most differentiated European staple fibre producer, turns the spotlight on future-focused solutions for nonwovens & engineered fabrics at IDEA®22, this 28-31 March (Booth 4314). A key priority is innovation in polyolefin and BICO fibres to advance sustainable design, end-of-life recyclability, and resource and carbon footprint reduction for industrial and hygiene applications.

“We offer fibres that build futures: we are proud to support customers with our complete product portfolio and versatility in finding solutions to shape the future developments of our world”, comments Maria Teresa Tomaselli, General Manager, Beaulieu Fibres International.

Sustainability is key to Beaulieu Fibre International’s long-term strategy, and the company is heavily focused on defining its green portfolio to support evolution in diverse market applications.

Visit Booth 4314 to target reduction in fossil carbon & material use.

Bio-based fibres

From June 2022, Beaulieu Fibres International will offer ISCC+ certification on mono-PP and BICO PP/PE fibres. The fibres will be offered in 1,3-8,9 dtex and will be available with all the main available finish classes (ie. hydrophilic, hydrophobic, etc.) suitable for the main carding and consolidation technologies. These drop-in solutions with no loss in quality will support customers looking to reduce reliance on virgin fossil carbon in their nonwoven and engineered fibre applications. The bio-based fibres enable customers to contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.

Achieve material savings

For customers in industrial segments like geotextiles, high-tenacity HT8 staple fibres enable customers to achieve nonwovens for construction projects with high mechanical performance but with 15% less weight. The durability of the fibres means that customers can use less raw material for a longer service lifetime, supporting more sustainable design in addition to resource reduction.

For hygiene nonwovens, the Meralux fibres provide significant sustainable design advantages. Meralux fibres deliver substantial sustainability benefits including around 55% savings in raw materials, with equivalent carbon emission savings. These emission savings are thanks to weight reduction in nonwovens with the same coverage level and also the higher recyclability of PP/PE compared to BICO materials.

Target more eco-friendly product design with single polymer fibres

Design for recycling

Discover UltraBond innovative bonding staple fibres that replace the need for chemical binders. They open up a path to create 100% polypropylene (PP) needlepunched fabrics which meet the same performance requirements as traditional constructions, while reducing the end-of-life environmental impact. The 100% polyolefin-based needlepunched fabrics are fully recyclable, reducing waste generation and creating high value PP recycled products as new materials. Furthermore, the sustainable fabrics are produced with an improved Total Cost of Ownership and with a significant ecological footprint reduction.

Weight reduction = energy saving in automotive

With today’s rush towards greener, sustainable mobility, the automotive industry is under continuous pressure to increase performance and reduce emissions. Beaulieu Fibres International’s PP fibres for thermoplastic lightweight composites offer the most optimal cost-to-performance ratio in needlepunched, compression-moulded composite materials. Car manufacturers and OEMs can rely on a bonding fibre range to help improve mechanical, thermal and functional properties of the composite while reducing weight, ultimately reducing fuel consumption on traditional vehicles or increasing autonomy for e-vehicles.

Visit Beaulieu Fibre International at IDEA®22 for its complete portfolio of performance-enhancing sustainable innovations as well as key fibre solutions addressing overall functional performance.

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