Bringing together a combination of well-established performance fibers and groundbreaking new solutions, Nyleo is the new brand for the Performance Fibers product line of Domo Chemicals GmbH, Leuna/Germany. Based on polyamide 66 (PA 66), Nyleo is used in numerous applications in the textile, flooring, flock and abrasive markets. Thanks to its unique properties, it offers a wide range of actions to enhance product performance. These include new products for flame retardancy, enhanced biodegradability, and inhibiting bacteria.
The new flame-retardant PA 66 fiber Nyleo Protect contributes to higher levels of safety in the personal protective equipment (PPE), clothing, furniture and transportation industries. It combines all the advantages of PA 66, such as mechanical performance, comfort, low specific weight and outstanding abrasion resistance, with improved flame retardancy performance. The limiting oxygen index (LOI) has been improved to 28%.
With Nyleo 4Earth, the Performance Fibers team, based in Valence/France, has developed a new fiber with demonstrates enhanced biodegradation when landfilled. The enhanced biodegradability means that it decomposes in under 5 years.
Bacteria propagation has become a health concern of increasing urgency. Therefore, a bacteriostatic agent is introduced into the polymeric matrix of Nyleo Safe, creating a long-lasting effect to protect the fibers and inhibit the growth of bacteria.