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Futerro® Fiber Melt Spinning Data Sheet

Polylactic Acid

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Product Description
Futerro® PLA polymer is a thermoplastic fiber-grade resin from annually renewable resources. Available in pellet form, it is designed for extrusion into mechanically drawn staple fibers or continuous filament, using conventional fiber spinning and drawing equipment. Futerro® PLA polymer is typically well suited for fiber processes where lower fiber shrinkage is desired: partially orientated yarn (POY), fully drawn yarn (FDY), staple fibers, and continuous filament. It can be converted into a broad range of fiber products

Potential applications for Futerro® PLA polymer include:
  • Woven and knitted 100% continuous filament apparel
  • Woven and knitted, intimate staple blend fabrics including blends with cotton, wool, and other fibers
  • Woven and knitted fabrics and netting for civil engineering applications
  • Home furnishings
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Europe
Features 
  • Renewable Resource Content
Uses 
  • Fabrics
  • Fibers
  • Filaments
  • Household Goods
  • Staple Fibers
  • Textile Applications
  • Yarn
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Fiber (Spinning) Extrusion
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density (77°F)
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
    ISO 1133
190°C/2.16 kg
g/10 min
 
210°C/2.16 kg
g/10 min
 
Free Lactide Content
%
 
L-poly-Lactide Content
%
 
Water Content
ppm
 
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Stress
    ISO 527-2
Yield
psi
 
Break
psi
 
Tensile Strain (Break)
%
ISO 527-2
Flexural Strength
psi
ISO 178
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact Strength
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Glass Transition Temperature
°F
ISO 11357-2
Melting Temperature
°F
ISO 11357-3
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Transmittance (78.7 mil)
%
ISO 14782
Haze (78.7 mil)
%
ISO 14782
Fill Analysis
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Melt Density (446°F)
g/cm³
 
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: Renewable Resources, From Renewable Resources, Renewable Resource Derived, Renewable Raw Materials, Renewable Resource Content.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Staple Fibers, Staple Fiber, Household Goods, Housewares.
Available Documents
Technical Datasheet (English)
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Suggested Max Moisture
%
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
°F
 
Melt Temperature
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
Feed Throat Temperature: 25°C
Melt Pump Temperature: 235°C
Spin Head Temperature: 235°C
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
 
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