Superfine recycled PET fibre for automotive nonwovens

Japanese recycled fibre specialist Takayasu has disclosed a superfine recycled polyester (PET) fibre (less than 0.9 dtex), which is less than the 1.7 dtex fibre so far commercialised. The major end-uses of this fibre are automotive nonwoven fabric.

The company can now produce recycled PET fibre from 0.9 dtex to 33 dtex. It is now trying to develop a speciality type of recycled fibre that has built-in functional chemical properties, a modified cross-section and a special surface finish.

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