PBT - the elastic yarn
Elastic yarns have become indispensable for the textiles industry. And in order to meet today's requirements to the full, our partners have come up with a brand new elastic philosophy - PBT.
PBT has extension capacities that surpass those of comparable yarns by one third. This highly elastic, friction textured PBT yarn will convince you with its soft, pleasant touch that is ideal for comfort clothing, in particular for sports.
Thanks to its unique recovery properties, PBT fabrics will always return to their original shape even after extreme strain. This ensures comfortable, body-hugging clothing that is ideal to wear for sports activities.
PBT combines high resistance with extraordinary softness. Even after further manipulation, PBT won't lose its suppleness.
The exceptional light-fastness of PBT is equivalent to that of a normal polyester. And its proven resistance to chlorine and UV rays makes PBT the perfect choice for all types of clothing.
And PBT will develop its strengths even when used in combination with natural and other synthetic fibres, thanks, amongst other things, to its 100 °C required dyeing temperature.
PBT yarns are used for sportswear, outerwear, underwear and for car interiors
Properties and characteristics
Uses of PBT - yarns
The target of PBT is not to take market share for PA or PP but to change the consumers perception of polyester in general, to regain market share partially lost by polyesters previously poor image. Once textured:
Setila AG in Widnau (Decora, POY, Cops) has not been able to find a solution with a new investor to guarantee continuation and therefore is now definitely shutting down the production at the end of September 2005. Below please find the official good bye lines from Widnau.
The management and
the staff of SETILA AG Widnau Switzerland, would like to express all our
gratitude for these numerous years of the loyal cooperation in spite of the
difficulties we had to handle with. The long history of our businesses finishes
with stopping the production end of this month.
Of course we all at Swicofil would have wished a solution with Widnau continuing to be the production site.
Setila SA in Valence (FDY, POY) is a separate legal entity and as such not hit by the situation of Widnau. Swicofil will continue to sell the rawwhite Valence products.
For all current Swicofil sales which came out of Setila AG Widnau we have worked out a substitution plan and we will be providing the customers in the same good tradition with products of an excellent quality and an impeccable service. Looking forward to continue serving you with textile filament yarns both in rawwhite and spundyed.
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