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FiberVisions: FiberVisions is
a worldwide leader in polyolefin fibers and is a business unit of
Hercules Incorporated. FiberVisions
develops, manufactures and markets polypropylene fibers. Their
fibers are developed for carded, airlaid and wetlaid web forming systems
and for thermal bonding, spunlacing and needlepunching web bonding methods.
Their fiber program covers: Fibers from the microdenier area to 15 dtex.
Fiber lengths from 3 mm to 80 mm. Hydrophilic, permanent hydrophilic and
hydrophobic surface characteristics.
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fiber is a manufactured fiber
in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic
polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene,
or other olefin units. Olefin fiber is a generic description that
covers thermoplastic fibers derived from olefins, predominately
aliphatic hydrocarbons. Olefins are products of the polymerization
of propylene and ethylene gases. Polypropylene
(PP) and polyethylene (PE) are the two most common members of the