Fibers and nonwovens

Tailor-made Calcium Carbonate range of products specifically designed to add value within fibers and non­wovens production.

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  • PP Spunmelt and dry-laid nonwovens

    Omya is presenting a tailor-made Calcium Carbonate of high purity and with a unique surface treatment, specifically designed to add value within fibers and nonwovens production.

     

    Omyafiber is a result of a complex collaboration throughout the value chain of the nonwoven market. It is an innovative mineral modifier that enables manufacturers to substantially reduce raw material costs and improve the quality of nonwoven fabrics in terms of improved aesthetics and product features such as soft touch and mechanical properties.

Key benefits for PP nonwoven manufacturers

  • Sustainable and renewable raw material
  • Natural cotton like haptics and softness of 
    spunlace fabrics 
  • Maintained mechanical properties of high and low grammage fabrics 
  • Higher whiteness with Omyafiber 
    (allows savings on TiO2
  • Reduced static charge during processing and 
    on the final fabric 
  • No die build-up in industrial scale run 
  • Good performance regarding filtration systems 
  • No filament breakage
  • Food contact approved 
  • Non-skin irritant and non-skin sensitized
  • Substantial raw material savings

PP multifilament fibers containing Omyafiber

It features a tailored particle size as well as a new proprietary surface treatment, resulting in excellent dispersion properties. Omyafiber 800 is added to PP nonwoven extrusion in form of a masterbatch. Due to its high-purity and unique surface treatment, it provides significant advantages in both, masterbatch compounding and nonwoven production.
  • Addition of 10% Omyafiber 1 Mineral Dispersion
  • Addition of 10% Omyafiber 2 Fiber Surface
  • Addition of 10% Omyafiber 3 Fiber Cross Section
Addition of 10% Omyafiber: 1 Mineral Dispersion / 2 Fiber Surface / 3 Fiber Cross Section
  • Incoporation of Omyafiber 100% Omyafiber
  • Incoporation of Omyafiber 70% Omyafiber in PP maserbatch
  • Incoporation of Omyafiber Virgin PP plus Omyafiber masterbatch
Incoporation of Omyafiber: 100% Omyafiber / 70% Omyafiber in PP maserbatch / Virgin PP plus Omyafiber masterbatch

Index People's Prize Award for Omyafiber

Omyafiber 800, a new innovative solution from Omya designed for PP spunmelt and dry-laid nonwovens had won the Index People´s Prize Award 2020. The solution is recognized in the industry for complying to food contact regulation and non-skin sensitized, on top its improved haptic property and cost savings.

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Polyactic acid (PLA) nonwovens

Omyafiber MB165 - CBN, a new innovative solution, containing a tailor-made Calcium Carbonate of high purity and with a unique surface treatment specifically designed for PLA nonwovens. Omyafiber MB165 - CBN allows manufacturers to substantially reduce costs, improve processing and the quality of the nonwoven fabrics.

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Key benefits for PLA nonwoven manufacturers

  • Substantial cost savings 
  • Improved stability in PLA spinning process
  • Natural cotton like haptics and softness for nonwoven fabrics 
  • Significantly increased mechanical properties of high and low grammage fabrics 
  • Higher whiteness and opacity 
  • Reduced static charge during processing and on the final fabric 
  • Proven processability on industrial nonwoven lines 
  • Food contact approved, no skin irritation or sensitization 
  • Sustainable and renewable raw material
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High quality along the value chain

To realize all beneficial features with Omyafiber 800 it is important to ensure high quality along the value chain from raw material producer via the compounders to the nonwoven producers. Therefore, it is crucial that all stakeholders work together to make the development a success.

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Increased sustainability in nonwovens

The innovative solution, Omyafiber designed for fiber and nonwovens is classified as a renewable raw material by CCA Europe. Learn how Calcium Carbonate increases sustainability in Nonwovens by watching our recording.

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