CETI Empowers Textile Innovation with Cutting-Edge Fibre Extrusion Technology

CETI (Centre d’Etude des Textiles Innovants), a renowned research center in the textile industry, has recently acquired a state-of-the-art FET 100 bicomponent melt spinning system from the UK’s Fibre Extrusion Technology. This significant investment of over €12 million further solidifies CETI’s commitment to driving innovation in the fibres and nonwovens sectors and spearheading the development of circular business models to reduce the environmental impact of textiles.

Under the umbrella of its Polymer Business Unit, CETI already boasts three cutting-edge production lines from Hills, specializing in tri-component melt spinning, bicomponent spunbond, and bicomponent meltblown. Additionally, the facility houses lines from industry leaders Coperion and Erema. With its primary focus on revolutionizing the fiber and nonwovens industries, the Polymer BU strives to create sustainable solutions while minimizing the ecological footprint of textiles.

The recently installed bicomponent FET-100 extrusion module, coupled with the FET-101 multifilament drawing unit and a high-speed auto-revolving up take-up winder, empowers CETI to process an extensive range of polymers, including PET, PA, and biodegradable and home-compostable materials. Javier Vera Sorroche, director of the Polymer BU, emphasized, “Thanks to its unique design, the system is also capable of processing all types of POY and FOY yarns.”

By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, CETI is poised to fabricate shaped fibers that transcend the capabilities of traditional textiles, unlocking new levels of functionality. The inherent flexibility and versatility of the system enable the engineering of fibres tailored for a wide array of applications, including apparel, automotive components, construction materials, home furnishings, filtration systems, and personal care and hygiene products.

This technological advancement opens up a realm of possibilities for the textile industry, paving the way for innovative materials that combine aesthetics, comfort, and performance. The ability to engineer fibres with specific functionalities ensures that future products developed at CETI will cater to the evolving needs of consumers while adhering to sustainable practices.

CETI’s acquisition of the FET 100 bicomponent melt spinning system cements its status as a leading hub for textile research and development. The research center remains at the forefront of the industry, driving the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and fostering collaboration among industry players, researchers, and entrepreneurs. With its unwavering commitment to sustainable innovation, CETI is well-positioned to shape the future of the fiber and nonwovens industries, making significant strides towards a more environmentally conscious and technologically advanced textile sector.


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