Olefin fiber Directory
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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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The first commercial producer of an olefin fiber in the United States was Hercules , Inc. (FiberVisions). Other U.S. olefin fiber producers include Asota; American Fibers and Yarns Co; American Synthetic Fiber, LLC; Color-Fi; FiberVisions; Foss Manufacturing Co., LLC; Drake Extrusion; Filament Fiber Technology, Inc.; TenCate Geosynthetics; Universal Fiber Systems LLC.

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Drake Extrusion Inc. : Drake Extrusion Manufacturer of Colored Filament Yarn, Staple Fiber and colored polypropylene fiber in Martinsville, VA. For over two decades, the name of Drake has led the colored polypropylene fiber industry in North America. From automotive textiles to floor coverings and home furnishings, Drake supplies the world's finest quality polyproplylene fiber.

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.

Foss Manufacturing: Foss Performance Materials is a well-known leader and pioneer in the use of nonwoven needlepunch fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers in an ever-expanding number of environments and circumstances. Using state-of-the-art, computerized production in Hampton, New Hampshire, we are unrivaled in our ability to efficiently and effectively design, manufacture, convert, package, and distribute a vast array of products worldwide. As one of the world's largest needle-punch based manufacturers, we have the expertise and experience to support customers' needs across virtually all applications and markets.

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