Perlon produces a new monofilament which has special particles incorporated into it. It can also be used in the field of Advanced Technical Textiles for example in filtration.
The new monofilament
PearlTech has particles incorporated into the polymer matrix protrude slightly from the monofilament surface. It gives PearlTech® an interesting optical appearance and a structured surface finish. It provides improved stability against wear, reduces machine power consumption whilst reducing the build-up of dirt on the end product. This is in comparison to standard polymers. The particles have no negative effect on hydrolysis resistance and furthermore offer the possibility to avoid the use of fluoropolymers. Through its ability to be customized, PearlTech opens up the market for a host of new possibilities.
The company is currently developing and carrying out research in the bio-monofilament field. They are looking into extrudable bio-based as well as biodegradable polymers with the aim being a sustainable monofilament for individual use in end product.
How does it work?
The size and shape of the particles is irregular and the material is unrelated to the base polymer. The particles are added into the polymer melt and evenly distributed over the whole cross-section. These newly acquired properties remain intact throughout the lifetime of the monofilament.
The range includes monofilaments with special properties such as flame retardancy, elasticity, abrasion resistancy, stain resistancy, energy efficiency and UV stability. To avoid the need for a separate coating process, Perlon has developed HighGrip monofilaments with tribological properties. These PET based Bi-Co monofilaments have a specific surface with special adhesive properties and different softening points.