Olefin/Polypropylene fiber | Manufactured fiber Olefin

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Monday, December 2, 2013 0

Olefin or Polypropylene Fiber

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Definition-A manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units, except amorphous (non-crystalline) polyolefins. Commercially it was first produced by Hercules Incorporated(A chemical manufacturing company).




Raw Materials of Olefin
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Other olefin units

Available Fiber Formation
  • Olefin Staple Fiber
  • Olefin Filament Fiber
  • Olefin Carpet BCF Filament Fiber
  • Olefin Film Fiber
  • Polyethylene Fiber


Properties of Olefin Fiber
  • Excellent abrasion resistant
  • Highly strong
  • Outstanding color fastness
  • Quick drying
  • Low static
  • Resistant to deterioration from chemicals, mildew, perspiration, rot and weather
  • Thermally bond-able
  • Stain and soil resistant
  • Sunlight resistant
  • Very comfortable
  • Very lightweight (This fibers have the lowest specific gravity of all fibers)

End Uses:
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Home Furnishings
  • Industrial

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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