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.