BINDERS FOR NONWOVENS AND TEXTILES
Binders are used to improve the mechanical properties of nonwoven and woven textiles, such as dimensional stability, stiffness and tensile strength. Conventional binders are predominantly made of petroleum-based substances (e.g. acrylics), even though the fibers may be entirely from renewable cellulose.
OC-biobinder™ is fiber-binding system based on modified biopolymers and natural plant compounds. It is classified as non-irritating and non-dangerous to the environment by the European REACH regulations, and therefore enables the manufacturing of more sustainable fiber-based materials. The OC-biobinder™ system can be used on woven textiles to increase stiffness and prevent fraying making it suitable for the manufacturing of sun blinds. On nonwoven or air-laid materials, OC-biobinder™ can increase tensile strength, decrease linting and improve dimensional stability. The system is compatible with most types of fibers, including cellulose-based fibers (e.g. cotton, paper pulp), synthetic fibers (e.g. polyester, PLA), mineral fibers (e.g. glass fibers) and mixed fibers.
petroleum-based substances acrylics