Senbis/FET: Pilot plant for filament yarns in...

Pilot plant for filament yarns in operation

(Source: Senbis)
(Source: Senbis)

Senbis has invested in a new flexible pilot plant for monofilament and multifilament yarns for its subsidiary SPIC Facilities B.V. (Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster), Emmen/Netherlands. This investment will bring new opportunities for Senbis’ 3rd party R&D services and to the development of their own sustainable products.

This melt spinning pilot plant has been custom-made for SPIC by Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd. (FET), Leeds/UK. It is equipped with 2 extruders, a height-adjustable spin beam, separate drawing units for multifilament and monofilament extrudates, and different winders. This can be combined with a new Krauss Maffei Twin Screw extruder, which makes the pilot plant very flexible. The investment enables meaningful research trials as well as small productions of mono and multifilament yarns in either mono or bi-component configurations for different textile and industrial purposes.

The new plant is part of a 3-year investment in FET technology, which started in 2020 and sees Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V., Emmen, investing €5.5 million in a testing facility for the development of sustainable plastics at different scales ranging from laboratory to production.
Thanks to this new equipment along with extensive processing and laboratory facilities, Senbis can now look into more challenging applications such as a biodegradable alternative for synthetic textiles. In addition, the company is able to produce its own sustainable products in house.

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