HIGH TENACITY POLYESTER LOWIK MULTIFILAMENT YARNS
As a leading manufacturer of polyester filament yarns, The FilamentFactory in Bad Hersfeld has a long heritage in the production of yarns with an extremely low wicking effect. In recent decades our LOWIK became the accepted standard to combat harsh outdoor conditions. These years of experience on different construction sites have pushed the development of our LOWIK.
Conventional coated fibres are prone to the effects of wicking when the coating on the fabric is damaged. Through these flaws, water may spread out to large areas of the carrier fabric. LOWIK counters the absorption effect and prevents water from spreading.
LOWIK yarns are treated with a proprietary anti-wicking finish. This effect prevents mould from settling inside the fabric. The anti-wicking effect also protects the fabric from soiling by its reduced capillarity, increasing the life cycle of your products.
Apart from its low wicking characteristics, LOWIK combines a high tenacity with low shrinkage. The excellent stability of these threads help to maximize your fabrics’ dimensional stability.
Best in class low wicking effect
As a mature fiber, currently in its 4th generation, LOWIK has truly become the benchmark for the industry using C6 fluorochemical
Excellent PVC adhesion
Designed to thrive in your process
High white degree
An excellent white degree for architectural purposes.
The low wicking effect ensures color stability over time
Architecture textile constructions and structures,
backlits, awnings, billboards and moveable tents
2-step product made in Germany. Properties such as tenacity, elongation and shrinkage are extremely constant
Full titer range
33 dtex up to 6600 dtex
Up to 71 cN/tex with 2% HAS (free 15 Min/180°C)
Titer, tenacity, HAS% can be optimized