Mogul Durell Adds Cross-Lapped Technical Spunlace Capacity To Its Offerings

LÜLEBURGAZ, Turkey — March 6, 2017 — Mogul has increased its nonwoven spunlace production by adding a cross-lapped spunlace line at its plant in Luleburgaz near Istanbul. The cross-lapped product, introduced under the brand name Durell®, supplements MOGUL’s existing production of Aqualace® parallel-laid spunlace. The new cross-lapped line brings high performance products into Mogul’s range of spunlace products.

Cross-lapped spunlace technology differs from parallel laid spunlace in that the cross-lapper forms a web by laying down the carded fiber at a 90° angle to the line’s direction.  In a parallel-laid process the carded fiber is laid down in parallel to the line’s direction.  Through this cross-lapping of the web the resultant spunlace achieves similar tensile strength in both machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD).

With MD:CD ratios from 0.8 to 1.1 Durell finds use whenever multi-direction fabric strength is needed.

Examples of Durell applications include:

  • Automotive (headliners, pillars);
  • Wipes (restaurant and institutional);
  • Wet wipes;
  • Building materials;
  • Medical;
  • Artificial leather filtration;
  • Personal care;
  • Lamination;
  • Home textiles;
  • Low pressure injection;
  • Promotional goods;
  • Epilation pads;
  • Printing media; and
  • Disposable linens.

Generally spunlace is a growing technology in the nonwovens field, being the preferred fabric for wipes, and is also growing in technical and durable applications.  As a further value adding feature, Mogul’s Durell cross-lapped spunlace line includes in-line dyeing and chemical impregnation to provide capability to produce dye colored or chemically impregnated (water repellent, fire retardant, acrylic binder, etc.) fabrics.

Posted March 23, 2017

Source: Mogul