Wielsbeke, Belgium -- Beaulieu Fibres International will showcase its innovations at this year’s IDEA 19 Miami, March 25-28. Recent investments have enlarged the company’s product range, helping producers to maximize production a pursue innovation in emerging areas.

For the first time in North America, BFI will be showcasing UltraBond, a new, unique fiber created for automotive and flooring needle-punch applications. A patented polyolefin bonding staple fiber, UltraBond eliminates the need for latex or other chemical binders to bind non-wovens, providing significant sustainability and cost efficiency benefits. The staple fiber is already showing potential as a replacement for traditional binders like PE and low melt PET included in carpet backing, contract carpet, outdoor/residential carpet and in automotive applications.

“Together with our customers, we look forward to exploring the potential of this unique thermal bonding fiber in other applications such as laminated nonwovens or as an alternative to dry powders,” said Karena Cancilleri, vice president engineered products, Beaulieu Fibres International.

The company will also introduce its PET-core-BICO Fibers. This staple fiber completes the offer for the hygiene market. It comes in a dtex range from 1,3-6,7dtex/40mm in both polymer-configurations PP/PET and PE/PET. The specific use of PET in the core improves the resilience/loft of the non-woven. The use of PE in the sheath provides softness as required in top sheets, for example, while the configuration with PP in the sheath answers the requirements for ultrasonic bonding.

For more information, visit www.beaulieufibres.com.