FET strengthens its position in textile sustainability
FET has strengthened its reputation in the field of sustainable textiles and processes. Its range of laboratory and pilot melt spinning extrusion lines is suited for both process and end product development of sustainable materials. FET is a supplier of state-of-the-art process technology and equipment for the man-made yarns and fibre extrusion industry.
With over 50 such pilot and laboratory extrusion lines already out and operating successfully in the field, FET currently has orders for eight further systems and is currently engaged at the development stage with numerous other clients all seeking innovative solutions for sustainable projects.
The term sustainability can be interpreted in various ways, ranging from partial recyclability through to ensuring that every stage and process minimises environmental impact. The growing trend towards global sustainability has been embraced by textile and yarn manufacturers and FET is at the forefront of innovation to help make this objective possible. Polymers made from renewable resources are a viable alternative to fossil fuels, either bio-based (produced from biomass feedstocks such as starch and cellulose) or recycled polymers which repurpose existing materials, the company said in a press release.
The company has successfully processed almost 30 different polymer types in multifilament, monofilament and non-woven formats. The in-house Process Development Laboratory enables vital client testing and evaluation throughout the experimental and development phases of every project. FET continues to widen its scope in this field, collaborating with companies worldwide seeking to promote greater sustainability through innovative manufacturing processes.
FET has considerable experience in sustainable fibre development across a broad spectrum of industries, such as medical – resorbables, PPE, face masks, gowns and bandages; textiles – flooring, bedding, clothing, footwear and sportswear; manufacturing – 3D printing, automotive, composites and filtration; consumables – coffee filters, tea bags; and agriculture – tying twines, strimmer lines.