Overview Setralit

Why Setralit fibers?

What is Setralit?

SETRALIT® is the brand name of an industrially usable natural fiber. It has been improved by mechanical and / or chemical treatment and is suitable for high-quality applications.

There are many different types of SETRALIT® that - depending on the application - from different raw materials and by different refining methods (Setralit) are obtained.

The starting material (raw material) is varied. All natural fibers are for the refinement. The bast fibers from annual plants (flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, etc.) fibers such as cotton, sisal, ramie, nettle, abaca, curauá, coconut are processed preferentially, but among other things, are suitable. The fibrous components of fiber plants (so-called. Shives) can be improved using appropriate Setralit.

Thus SETRALIT® is a technical natural fiber based "renewable resources".

What are the properties Setralit?

SETRALIT® combines the positive properties of natural cellulose fiber with those of a synthetic fiber industry. These are u.a .:

a) as compared to conventional natural fibers:

- High purity: contaminants (dust, microorganisms) and plant
   Accompanying materials - are completely or largely removed,
- Higher temperature resistance,
- Suitable for plastic composites (eg injection molding)
- Customized and consistent quality,
- Versatile.

b) compared to fibers:

- Rapid and high water absorption, good suction,
- Very low electrostatic charge,
- Alkali resistant, autoclavable,
- Biodegradable,
- Very good value for money.

SETRALIT® is therefore a high-tech bio fiber, but does not have the technical potential of the weaknesses of a synthetic fiber.

How Setralit made?

SETRALIT® is made in two stages:

First fiber disruption with ultrasound: This method was developed specifically for natural fibers and can be varied depending on the starting material and the application.

2 In a further refinement process, the purified SETRALIT® fiber is cut, depending on the end use, ground, fibrillated or otherwise treated.

By "Setralit" refers to the combination of both stages. Both the ultrasound procedure and stage 2 are patented (material, method and device).

What Setralit?

SETRALIT® is a raw material for industrial manufacturing and versatile. In technically demanding applications (eg friction linings) expensive synthetic fibers (eg aramids) can be replaced.

It can be applied either to a fiber composite material (semifinished or compound) or directly into end products (fiber-reinforced materials, gaskets, mats, etc.).

Applications for Setralit are:

Construction sector: cleaning, dry mortar, fiber cement, concrete, aerated concrete, plaster, screed, lime sand brick, plasterboard, insulation materials, insulation panels, emulsion paints.

Plastics: fiber-matrix semis, prepreg, SMC, BMC, injection molding, moldings, fiber reinforced plastics, in particular biopolymers.

Textiles: apparel, home textiles, industrial textiles, geotextiles, filter, spunlace nonwovens, medical and hygiene products.

Chemical industry: linings, seals, filter, fillers, thixotropic agents, bitumen, rubber, abrasives, cements, putty, glue.

Paper: Technical papers, cardboard, special papers.

Other applications (especially for shives and other by-products): animal bedding, bulk materials, animal feed (pectin, etc.), biogas, energy.

Fiber length of the technical SETRALIT® - fibers and trends of application are shown ... more

What is replaced by Setralit?

SETRALIT® is an ecologically and economically interesting alternative to synthetic fibers and conventional natural fibers. Many application areas in which early asbestos was used, can be covered with SETRALIT®. So SETRALIT® is also a replacement for asbestos.

SETRALIT® can with conventionally won natural fibers and high-quality synthetic fibers, such as Para-aramids, compete. Compared to conventional natural fibers are the high purity, noted consistent quality and higher thermal load capacity, compared with high-quality synthetic fibers are the environmentally friendly in production and use, and you better price-performance ratio.

The market for fiber made from renewable raw materials is growing strongly. The long term goal of ECCO is to advance the replacement of conventional mineral and synthetic fibers by anti-toxic vegetable fibers in the industry without having to compromise on performance or quality of the fibers.

According nova-Institut, Hürth, exist in the future for increased material utilization of agricultural commodities no alternatives. This form biomaterials, for example, biodegradable and durable bioplastics, natural fiber (bio) plastics (NFC) and Wood-Plastic-Composites (WPC), a particularly interesting new material group. The SETRALIt
®-fiber is ideal for reinforcing such bioplastics, since it combines high performance with environmental benefits.

Where and how fast can you get Setralit?

Our standard SETRALIT® fibrillated fiber type NfU / 31-2, you can always order through the contact form or fax. For more information and free samples (up to 1 kg) will be happy to assist you.

Delivery times from order:

- Up to 1 ton 2 weeks,
- Up to 5 tons: 3 weeks
- Up to 10 tonnes: 4 weeks,
- Up to 20 tonnes: 6 weeks,
- Larger quantities on request.

The following packages are available:

a) bales, 1.00 x 0.50 x ca.0,90 m, bulk density ~ 0.24 kg / l: 120 kg;
b) loose fiber in plastic bags, bulk density ~ 0.05 kg / l: 5, 10 and 20 kg;
c) Loose fiber in BigBags 0.90 x 0.85 x 1.00 m with Inlier, space density ~ 0.05-0.08 kg / l: 40, 50 and 60 kg.

Why Setralit (Conclusion)?

Growing market for high-tech natural fiber products

- Exchange of synthetic fibers
- New markets / new applications

Access to innovative and patented technologies

- Higher profit margins
- Reduced production costs
- Low investment
- Renewable raw materials / world

Increasing political pressure

- Products and production are environmentally friendly
- CO2 neutral / not harmful to the climate

The ultrasonic method

Setralit Nfu


Raw material: The basic raw material of SETRALIT® - Fibre is a non-wood natural fibre which is generally called “vegetable fibre”. In many cases this is a bast fibre like hemp, flax, nettle, kenaf, jute, or ramie, but leaf fibres like sisal or musa textiles  ...

Ultrasonic treatment: The fibrous raw material is being exposed to an ultrasonic field in a watery medium for a time period between 10 and 120, usually 30 seconds. During this continuous  .... more

Fibers activities ECCO GROUP



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