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Fibre extruder FET offers sustainable solutions

FET’s range of laboratory and pilot Melt Spinning extrusion lines is ideally suited for process and end product development of sustainable materials

27th January 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leeds, UK


© Fibre Extrusion Technology Limited.© Fibre Extrusion Technology Limited.

Fibre Extrusion Technology Limited of Leeds, United Kingdom has long been at the cutting edge in new applications and process development for fibre extrusion. 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.

“The FET range of laboratory and pilot Melt Spinning extrusion lines is ideally suited for both process and end product development of sustainable materials,” the company explains.

“Installation of such equipment enables customers to undertake process development in-house. All systems are designed to be material efficient, can be bespoke designed and offer both flexibility and a high level of processing capability. They are supplied as self-contained units for ease of installation in a laboratory or small-scale process evaluation environment.”

“In addition to the supply of equipment, the FET Process Development Laboratory is a vital component, enabling access to equipment for customers to test and trial sustainable raw materials and processes. During 2019, a high proportion of FET’s laboratory development time related to the sustainability sector, with many successful outcomes in long term projects.”

According to FET, some of these projects involved clients testing and developing sustainable ways of manufacturing yarns which were previously non-sustainable. In other cases, FET worked with polymer developers and inventors who wished to further evaluate the technology and take it to the next level in manufacturing capability.

Installed in the laboratory is a complete range of pilot extrusion lines capable of facilitating all aspects of research and development. All resources are put at the client’s disposal to allow complete freedom of testing, evaluation and development to maximise the prospects of a successful outcome.

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