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New product: polyethylene resins.

Three new commercial "Aspun" fiber grade resins have been introduced by Dow Plastics, Midland, MI. Formerly experimental resins, the products, Aspun 6830A, 6831SA and 6835A, reflect a growing commitment to the nonwovens industry. The Aspun products provide strength and bondability as well as the softness of a natural fiber.

Aspun 6830A is designed for bicomponent fibers, involving coextrusion of an outer layer of polyethylene with an inner core layer. The product targets absorbent product coverstock.

Aspun 6831A is well suited for the melt blown process and is primarily used where breathability and protection against bodily fluids is necessary, such as in surgical packs and gowns.

Aspun 6835A is used to make staple fiber. It is manufactured primarily as a binder; end uses include carpet and absorbent product coverstock.
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Title Annotation:Nonwovens News; Dow Plastics' Aspun fiber grade resin
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Feb 1, 1993
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