Industrial Innovation Lab

 

SMS/Polypropylene

Fabric is created by integrating the processes of spunbond and meltblown technologies. Spunbond processing is the extrusion of filaments onto a belt, whereas meltblown fabrics are created via the injection of high velocity air while the fibers form polymers.

Benefits of Technology
  • Softness
  • Barrier
  • Cost effective
  • Cost effective
  • Good opacity
  • Low air permeability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Unique softness formulations for textile like hand
  • Ultra high barrier
  • Alcohol and antistatic
Applications
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Filtration
  • Acoustics
  • Protective/Safety material

Chemical Bond

Carded webs are transitioned into substrates with integrity via the means of chemical adhesives.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good strength
  • Low bulk
  • Texture
  • Print patterns
  • Low lint
  • Good absorbency
  • High wash resistance
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Advanced Keybak® technology
  • Aperture
  • Print images
  • Brand imaging
Applications
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Filtration
  • Cable
  • Food packaging
  • Acoustics

Film Lamination

A process of combining various materials through adhesive bonding or extrusion coating.

Benefits of Technology
  • Air and Moisture Management
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Very Soft
Applications
  • Automotive
  • Home Furnishings
  • Construction
  • Filtration
  • Acoustics

Apex

A PGI-Patented advancement of the hydroentanglement process that produces nonwovens with unique textile-like properties.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Excellent bulk
  • Unique Appearance
  • Good durability
  • Brand imaging with names and designs
  • Excellent dimensionality
Applications
  • Automotive
  • Home furnishings
  • Construction
  • Filtration
  • Acoustics

SMS/Polypropylene

Fabric is created by integrating the processes of spunbond and meltblown technologies. Spunbond processing is the extrusion of filaments onto a belt, whereas meltblown fabrics are created via the injection of high velocity air while the fibers form polymers.

Benefits of Technology
  • Softness
  • Barrier
  • Cost effective
  • Good opacity
  • Low air permeability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Unique softness formulations for textile like hand
  • Ultra high barrier
  • Alcohol and antistatic
Applications
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Filtration
  • Acoustics
  • Protective/Safety material
  • Safety Material
  • Product Packaging

Spunbond Polypropylene

Spunbond fabrics are the result of a deposition of extruded spun filaments onto collecting belt in a uniform manner followed by the bonding of the fibers. The bonding process my generate plain or very specific designs.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good Strength
  • Excellent tear
  • Binder-free
  • Lint free
  • Fair hand
  • Good durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Extremely soft
  • Zone coating
  • Balanced machine direction and cross direction ratios
Applications
  • All market segments

Spunlace-Hydro Entanglement

These fabrics are the result of employing rows of high pressure jets of water to further entangle webs of loose fibers on moving perforated screens or belts.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good Bulk
  • High absorbency
  • Excellent strength
  • High-tear strength
  • Binder-free or low binder content
  • Good hand
  • Very low lint
  • Excellent durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Sustainable fibers (PLA, Bamboo, Jute)
  • Width from 2 – 4.5 meters
  • In-line finishing and printing
Applications
  • All market segment

Needle-punch

A process of mechanically orienting and interlocking fibers from either spunbond or carded webs via passing barbed needles in and out of the web.

Applications
  • Automotive
  • Home furnishings
  • Construction
  • Filtration

Spinlaceâ„¢

Fabric created by a highly efficient manufacturing process that incorporates continuous filament with hydro-entanglement.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Fabric design
  • High strength to weight ratios
  • Cost effective raw materials
  • High absorbency by weight
  • Three dimensional structures
  • Low elongation
  • Design freedom
Applications
  • Food packaging
  • Filtration

Advanced Composites

Layers of nonwovens and film substrates are adhered together via ultra-sonics, chemical bonding, or by extrusion.

Applications
  • Automotive
  • Home furnishings
  • Construction
  • Filtration
  • Cable
  • Protection

Printing

Color is added to PGI substrates in definite patters and bonded to the fibers in such a manner as to not permit removal by water or friction.

Benefits of Technology
  • Cost effective for color addition
  • Brand identity
  • Decorative
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Film and nonwoven capability
  • Mulit-colors
  • High Definition
Applications
  • All market segments

Testimonials

“PGI has developed a strong team relationship that provides quality products at a fair price.”
– Jan Ladewig, HP Pelzer Group
“PGI is one of the only nonwoven producers which is bringing new products and concepts on a regular basis. They have a dedicated team focused on the customer & delivering on their promises.”
– John Todd, McCarthy Group
“When we needed fast product development and rapid scale up, PGI responded quickly and ‘on target’ to make sure our program launched on time and within budget.”
– Janice Roush, Rieter Automotive Systems

Testimonials

“PGI understands the future needs of acoustics in a vehicle. The SilOnyx™ team have created products that have unique characteristics in fully integrated composites.” – Carcoustics

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