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Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V. in Emmen, the Netherlands, has taken a new flexible pilot plant for mono- and multifilament yarns in operation via its subsidiary SPIC Facilities BV.
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This investment brings new unique opportunities for the development of sustainable plastics in the Chemport Europe Region, which is leading in Green Chemistry. Senbis has a high focus on developing fibers and filament yarns from bioplastics.

The new melt spinning pilot plant has been custom made by FET, Leeds, UK. It can be used for meaningful research trials as well as small productions for application field tests such as:

  • the compounding of polymers (with the option of adding additives such as plasticizers or natural fibers);
  • the compounding and filtration of recycled polymers;
  • the production of drawn monofilaments;
  • the production of multifilament yarns including textile yarns;
  • the production of bicomponent yarns.

The plant is equipped with two extruders, a height-adjustable spin beam, separate drawing units for multi and monofilament extrudates, and different winders. This can be supported with a new Krauss Maffei Twin Screw extruder, which makes the pilot plant ultra-flexible.

Both mono and bicomponent yarns can be produced on the machine. Thanks to this new equipment, along with extensive processing and laboratory facilities, Senbis can now look into more challenging applications such as marine or in-soil biodegradable yarns and textiles. The company offers this newly installed pilot plant openly to the market and can assist with R&D support.

For more information, see the Senbis website.

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