Wet spinning system selected for fiber research

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd, based in the UK, has installed a wet spinning system at the University of Manchester to research fibers made from wood pulp.

The company’s FET-200LAB system will be used the trial the bio fibers, which can be recycled, treated and fed back into the wet spinning system for repeat manufacture.

The research will be conducted by The Henry Royce Institute, which focuses on material development in the UK with a special emphasis on sustainability, FET said.

“We are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious research organization as the Henry Royce Institute,” said FET MD, Richard Slack. “This flagship research program into future materials reflects FET’s wide experience and commitment to enabling client development of textile fibers made from renewable resources.”