For the first time at the ITMA, the new spunbond range by the supplier of extrusion technology Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd. (FET), Leeds/UK, will be shown. This system provides very good opportunities for the scaled development of new nonwovens based on a wide range of fibers and polymers, including bicomponents. Recent customers to benefit from FET spunbond systems include the University of Leeds/UK and an integrated meltblown/spunbond system at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany.
FET’s expertise remains in laboratory and pilot melt-spinning equipment for a vast range of applications, such as precursor materials used in high value technical textiles, sportswear, medical devices and specialized novel fibers from exotic and difficult to process polymers. The company has successfully processed almost 30 different polymer types in multifilament, monofilament and nonwovens formats, collaborating with specialist companies worldwide to promote greater sustainability through innovative manufacturing processes. Where melt spinning solutions are not suitable, FET provides a viable alternative with pilot and small-scale production wet spinning systems.