26/03/2019 – Perlon – The Filament Company — auf Deutsch lesen
PearlTech – a Monofilament with a special surface
Perlon will be showcasing PearlTech the latest product brand at Techtextil in Frankfurt from 14th to 17th May.
PearlTech is a monofilament which has special particles incorporated into it. The size and shape of the particles is irregular and the material is unrelated to the base polymer. PearlTech is currently available in a PET based variant as well as in PA. 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 particles incorporated into the polymer matrix protrude slightly from the monofilament surface, giving PearlTech an interesting optical appearance and a structured surface finish.
PearlTech provides improved stability against wear, reduces machine power consumption (along the lines of Perlon Enersave) 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. For this reason, PearlTech provides a viable alternative to Perlon EasyKleen monofilament. PearlTech monofilaments are notably used in sieves for the paper industry. They can also be used in the field of Advanced Technical Textiles for example in filtration (in particular solid-liquid separation) and in conveyor belt fabric. Through its ability to be customized, PearlTech opens up the market for a host of new possibilities.