olefin 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 family.
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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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