Freudenberg PM highlights Evolon lightweight wipes for industrial cleaning at IDEA
Endless microfilaments make Evolon lint-free, strong, mechanically stable and isotropic, providing extended durability and stability-in-use for dry or wet disposable and semi-disposable lightweight wipes. With a microfilament size ca. 10 times thinner than standard microfiber, wipes using the Evolon technology provide an outstanding streak-free cleaning performance and absorb up to 4 times their weight of water and 8 times their weight of oil. These are all key features which prove to be highly beneficial in high tech industrial environments.
Down to 30 gsm, Evolon microfilament wipes are 1.5 to 2 times lighter than the lightweight wipes traditionally obtained using conventional processes. Design and patterning flexibility include: flat, mesh or the new 3D structures, to fulfill the need for differentiation expressed by the customers. “The pattern was originally a more stringent subject in consumer markets, but we are more and more required by the industrial market to provide unique-looking products with superior cleaning performance. Evolon is fit for this too.” says Jean-François Kerhault, business segment manager Evolon.
Pic: A hair on Evolon surface. Evolon microfilaments are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair, which provides its outstanding characteristics.
Pic: Lightweight Evolon precut wipe roll
In this respect, Evolon 3D revolutionary pattern has been nominated as one of three finalists in the Roll Goods category at IDEA16 in Boston.
Many customers pre-impregnate Evolon substrates, to provide the task-specific light wet wipes required by a more and more segmented industrial market. Thanks to the microfilament structure, the impregnation remains stable over the product lifetime to ensure constant liquid release.
The composition of Evolon microfilament textile is compatible with a multitude of pre-impregnation cleaning lotions, solvents and IPA. “Evolon is also resistant to peroxide-based disinfectant, unlike some other competitive materials. This brings a significant advantage to our customers, by allowing them to use a wider variety of cleaning agents.” adds Kerhault.
Evolon lightweight substrates are easy to convert in a large variety of formats: flat wipes, perforated rolls, pull-ups and interfold are just as easy to make.
Evolon fabrics range from 30gsm to 240gsm and are certified Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Product Class I. The Freudenberg facility producing Evolon is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001.
The worldwide leading manufacturer of technical textiles presents its latest developments for high-tech wiping at the IDEA 2016 show in the U.S.