Using the latest technology, Enka turns recycled PET bottles into functional polyester fibers which are used in turn to manufacture technical non-wovens (interlinings, carpeting, footwear bases, abrasive sponges, filters and geotextiles), waddings, fillers (for pillows, cushions and stuffed animals), among others; and on environmentally-friendly textiles.
Properties of our EKO® Fibers include: anti-allergic, odorless, mildew and moth resistent, easy to wash and dry, and good use and weathering resistence.
This fiber is designed for carding processes, with chemical, thermal or mechanical binding, on non-wovens to make veils.
Mass-dyed fibers which confer excellent light fastness values.
Due to the intrinsic features of the product and to the quality of the pellets used for mass-dyeing, these fibers provide excellent wash fastness, rub fastness, sweat fastness, chlorine fastness, light fastness and sublimation.
A very high-shrinkage product used to manufacture punched and calendered non-wovens, used in filtration processes that require good resistance.
Low-shrinkage fibers designed for the industries of non-wovens and fillers.
Especially recommended to make items with a high degree of volume, support, recovery and low weight.
This hollow cross-sectional fiber is recommended to make non-wovens through overlapping naps or veils with mechanical, chemical or thermal binding.
This fiber displays a very soft hand and a great redistribution capacity to keep the appearance of the final product similar to a natural feature, but with the benefits conferred by the EKO® Fiber Siliconed.
Designed for the very low-shrinkage and abrasive non-wovens industry, these fibers guarantee excellent dimensional stability during the curing process. Besides, 15% of the total cross-sectional cut is hollow.
Its roughness and surface treatment provide a great adhesion to self-corrective vinyl acrylic emulsions with cross-linking and pigment additions – which allow to work with high levels of abrasives to achieve the roughness desired.
This fiber has a semi-dull shine, low modulus, medium tenacity and great dye fastness.
It can be processed on long fiber equipment, and is excellent for blends and 100%.
The most common blend is Polyester – Wool, with benefits due to the polyester’s easy washing, color fastness and garment duration.