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Technology and Innovation


Farè S.p.A. has been a pioneer in machinery manufacturing for PP staple fibers and remains a protagonist in the development of processing machines for synthetic fibers to answer today’s market demands not only for staple fibers but also for spunbonds as well as very short and fine meltblown fibers.

The novelty announced by Farè is the possibility of one and the same machine alternatively producing monocomponent regular or bicomponent fibers.
Today’s markets demand both types for hygiene and sanitary products (babies diapers, ladies napkins, adult incontinent diapers, spunblace wipes etc.) in the form of staple fibers and spunbonds.

The materials for processing monocomponent regular fibers are PP, PE, PET and PA.
A variety of combinations of two materials are possible: for processing bicomponent fibers: the low melting material in the sheath and the higher melting material in the core.
For example: PE-PP, PE-PET, PA-PET and individual polymers with their co-polymers (PE-PET and PA-PET only to be produced by Superstaple III in staple form).
The bicomponent fiber is basically composed of two thermoplastic materials with different melting points (for example PP 165°C, PE 120-130 °C, PA 220°C, PET 260°C, PE 130°C,CO-PET 115°C).
The low melting material is used in the heath, the high melting material is used for the core.
After being heated, the bicomponent fibers bond to each other, but retain their fibrous structure due to the core material having a higher melting point than the sheath material.
In the major process for manufacturing nonwovens like thermobonding, hot-air, through-bonding, needle-punching, air-laid, spunlacing, both regular and bicomponent staple fiber in 100% or in blends of regular and bicomponent fibers according to the fabric end-use are used.
These types of mono and bico staple fibers are already used in nonwovens and their consumption is growing.

The spinning system concept in Superstaple III, Superspun and Super Melt Blown spinning system - each one of course adjusted to the individual type of machine - is a double extruder so as to be alternatively able to process one ore two thermoplastic polymers. The melt, respectively the two melts are fed to the spinning unit by a double manifold.

Superstaple III is a multispinning positioning compact short spinning line.
This new line is suitable for producing fine denier PP staple fibers to be processed at high speed on the carding and thermobonding lines because of the improved bondability capacity.
In the Superspun and Super melt blown spinning system, the spinning is by single beam or multibeam.

Multispinning positions, beams and spinnerets are of Farè design and their components are protected by international patents. The three new machines all have the possibility of processing either one or two polymeric materials. They are very flexible machines in terms of variety of products for the nonwoven industry, giving more money value to the machine cost investment.
Particularly Superstaple III can be also designed in a special version to produce short cut regular and bico staple fibers in the titers and cuts as requested for the air-laid nonwoven process.

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