Perlon: Monofilament with special surface

Monofilament with special surface


Perlon Nextrusion Monofil GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, will present its newest product brand PearlTech at the Techtextil.

This is a monofilament which has special particles incorporated into it. The size and shape of the particles is irregular and the material is unrelated to the base polymer. PearlTech is currently available in a PET-based variant as well as in PA. The particles are added into the polymer melt and evenly distributed over the whole cross-section. These newly acquired properties therefore remain intact throughout the lifetime of the monofilament. The particles incorporated into the polymer matrix protrude slightly from the monofilament surface, giving PearlTech an interesting optical appearance and a structured surface finish
PearlTech provides improved stability against wear, reduces machine power consumption (along the lines of Perlon Enersave) whilst reducing the build-up of dirt on the end product in comparison to standard polymers. The particles have no negative effect on hydrolysis resistance and furthermore offer the possibility to avoid the use of fluoropolymers. For this reason, PearlTech provides a viable alternative to Perlon EasyKleen monofilament. PearlTech monofilaments are notably used in sieves for the paper industry. They can also be used in the aera of Advanced Technical Textiles, for example in filtration (in particular solid-liquid separation) and in conveyor belt fabric. Through its ability to be customized, it is suitable for numerous application options.
The company portfolio is supplemented through the Perlon QualiFil range which includes monofilaments with special properties such as flame retardancy (FireRetard), elasticity (ElasTer), abrasion resistancy (DuraFil), stain resistancy (EasyKleen), energy efficiency (EnerSave) and UV stability. To avoid the need for a separate coating process, Perlon has developed HighGrip monofilaments with tribological properties. These PET based bicomponent monofilaments have a specific surface with special adhesive properties and different softening points. AntiStat is also a bicomponent monofilament with anti-static properties. Bayco (monofilaments for agriculture), Atlas (monofilaments for nautical rope) and PerlonXline (monofilaments for angling) round off the QualiFil brands.

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