Rhovyl® fibres are naturally, inherently and intrinsically non-flammable.
With the highest LOI (Limiting Oxygen Index) for textile fibres,
they do not produce incandescent droplets when burning and contribute
to the fight against the dangers of fire spreading by limiting
the heat source.
Rhovyl® fibres are also suitable for welding and heat cutting in garment
making, quilting or the assembly of complex plastics and textiles.
Moreover, whatever their pH, they are unaffected by almost the
whole of the range of chemical compounds, acids, or concentrated
bases, reducing and oxidising agents. Nonwovens in Rhovyl® fibres are also used in thermoforming and point bonding.
In the range of Rhovyl® fibres there are also specific fibres: with a low melting point,
for thermobonding, antibacterial, or anti dust-mite following
demands for means to fight against micro-organisms.
The versatility of Rhovyl® fibres makes them the natural choice for the various methods
of bonding nonwovens in manufacture: wet laid, dry laid, mechanical,
chemical or knitted and sewn.
Because their properties are so varied, Rhovyl® fibres have many applications in nonwovens:
FILTRATION: chemical, air, food
MOTOR INDUSTRY: padding for door panels
CLOTHING: padding for blousons
FURNISHING: linings for wall coverings, mattress or bedcover fillings
PACKAGING: tea bags