One of the largest European producer of polyolefin fibers, Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI), Wielsbeke/Belgium, planned to launch a new pilot line at the nonwovens trade fair Index 20. Because of the corona virus, Index 20 is postponed to October 20-23, 2020.
Beaulieu wanted to present the completion of its pilot line in Terni/Italy, the start-up of a multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium. The pilot line offers customers the chance to minimize the need for sampling on the production lines. It also opens up opportunities for them to collaborate early on with customers across the value chain to explore novel concepts or particular end-product benefits.
For nonwovens converters serving the hygiene segment, Beaulieu Fibres International planned to unveil the bi-component (bico) fibers Meraspring to the European market at Index. These fibers are made with polyethylene (PE) in the sheath and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the core, and are the latest addition to the hygiene portfolio. With the trend for comfort in hygiene, Meraspring enables nonwovens to combine softness and loftiness that provides a cushioned experience for end-users of applications such as diapers and fem-pads.