FET customers manufacture high value textile materials, in demanding and precise environments. They expect us to provide yarn and fibre engineering knowhow and extrusion equipment which will allow them to consistently produce fibres of the highest quality and to be able to meet required regulatory standards.
We have clients in over 35 different countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. We deal on a regular basis with customers on all levels of responsibility, including CEO’s, Business Development Managers, Project Managers, laboratory and R&D personnel. As a result, a high proportion of our client base is represented by repeat order business over many years.
Typical Applications for extruded yarn innovation
- Biomedical materials, such as resorbable polymers for use in medical devices
- Specialized novel fibres from exotic and difficult to process polymers
- Sustainable polymers, biodegradable and composting materials
- Melt spun fibres and yarns and textiles for a wide range of composites
- Functional textile materials, provided by polymer formulation or additives
Biomedical applications – a specialist market
In particular, FET has a leading reputation for melt spinning medical grade textile materials from both synthetic resorbable and non–absorbable polymers used in the manufacture of medical devices.
A choice of production formats enables the manufacture of various implantable devices. The material format is selected to suit the project – for example, high strength continuous multifilament for braided synthetic absorbable sutures, non-woven materials for tissue support and monofilaments for surgical meshes.
The FET Process Development Laboratory
It is in the nature of our business to encounter an enormous variety of requests from our customers for different applications. Our Process Development Laboratory plays a key part in the successful resolution of such challenges, including process & product development; sampling & prototyping; proof of concept testing and collaborative research.