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Beaulieu Fibers Exhibits at ANEX for First Time

06.06.18

Company to present innovative fibers for automotives, hygiene markets

Beaulieu Fibres International, a leading European polyolefin fiber will be at ANEX supplier for the first time this week. The company will use the event to introduce unique products and capabilities to support innovation at a local level within the automotive and hygiene segments.

The company will present UltraLink bonding fibers, which improve the mechanical, thermal and functional properties of the final part, allowing customers to meet OEM specific standards in a more sustainable way. They are available in both MONO and BICO technology a first for the composites industry.

Jefrem Jennard, global sales director of  Industrial Fibres, comments: "Beaulieu Fibres International developed UltraLink fibres over the past two years to provide an answer to the automotive industry's continuous strive for lower weight, lower emission, lower cost and better properties. They are being introduced in new global automotive programmes with SOP 2019-2021. We are delighted to introduce them to the Asian market at ANEX."

At ANEX 2018, Beaulieu Fibres International also presents its platform of unique Meralux fibres offering significant improvements to the dryness of nonwoven for hygiene and medical applications. The BICO fibre has a special cross section, which enables it to provide bulk, opacity and enhanced fluid management compared to standard round fibres to nonwoven constructions. As a result, a dry feeling is achieved for the final nonwoven.

Petra Bohle-Stricker, Global Sales Director. Hygiene Fibres, comments: "As Asia Pacific heads towards becoming the largest regional tissue and hygiene market by the end of 2025, nonwovens producers can already take advantage of the benefits of Meralux to launch new and innovative products that will grab the attention of global and local manufacturers. Visitors to our ANEX booth can experience Meralux fibres first-hand in nonwoven samples."

Since Meralux was first launched in April 2017, the portfolio has expanded to include Meralux T and Meralux Soft. Beaulieu Fibres International is currently expanding its production programme with polyester-core (PET) BICO. In addition a pilot line for new developments is under construction. Both are expected to come on stream in 2018.