bicomponent fiber

bicomponent fiber

[bī·kəm′pō·nənt ′fī·bər]
(textiles)
A fiber manufactured from two different polymers by spinning and joining them in a simultaneous process from one spinneret. Also known as conjugate fiber.
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We are confident that these short cut bicomponent fibers will enable us to enter the airlaid market, which has been dominated by only a few bicomponent fiber suppliers to date," says Wittrup.
Self-support and form retention were found with a combination including 5 percent bicomponent fiber.
Toray will also produce the bicomponent fiber, co-spun with polyester, in Japan, and manufacture homofiber textile products in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, as well as bicomponent fiber textile products in Japan, for sales worldwide.
We have spent decades enhancing our Kraton portfolio with versatile products, such as our new Nexar polymer and our bicomponent fiber technology.
This article is the first to describe a process of manufacturing engineered wood composites that combine two nonwoven textile technologies: bicomponent fiber and needle punching.
In addition, Kraton Polymers elastic meltblown grades allow customers, who do not have bicomponent fiber technology, to replace the elastic film in the current laminated construction.
Compared with the single component fiber web, the bicomponent fiber webs have higher tensile strength but lower elongation at break.
Nonwovens made with this new bicomponent fiber technology can be used as elastic components in personal hygiene applications such as diaper waist band, diaper ear tab, training pant side panels, adult incontinence cover sheet, and feminine hygiene components.
The bicomponent fiber is extruded through the orifice in the spinneret.
Under terms of the agreement, FiberVisions and Chisso will incorporate all of their bicomponent fiber operations and activities into the joint venture.
FiberVisions and ES FiberVisions are global leaders in polyolefin and bicomponent fiber technology, addressing demands and trends in the consumer end marketsof diapers, wipes and feminine care, as well as in the growing non-con-sumer markets of filtration and technical applications.
Under the motto "Focused Innovation--Global Leadership," the polyolefin and bicomponent fiber specialists will demonstrate how unmatched product performance and processing, and a customer-centric approach, are helping to address demands and trends in the consumer end-markets of diapers, wipes and feminine care, as well as in the growing non-consumer markets of filtration and technical applications.