Nonwoven filtration fabrics are one of the largest market segments in the nonwovens industry. This segment uses mainly man-made polymer and inorganic fibers to produce the filters. Polyester and polypropylene dominate; with nylon, fiberglass, meta-aramids and other polymers also used because of their special properties. Fibers are used in increasing volumes where disposable filters are found such as spunbond and meltblown fabrics in vacuum cleaner bags as well as a broad range of performance applications, including coffee and teabag filters. Procotex offers a wide range of sustainable fibres which can be applied for filter applications.


  • Aramid: Heat resistant non-woven applications

The para-aramid and meta-aramid fibres are very heat resistant. They find application in heat resistant air filters. Generally they are used for applications up to 180°C. Procotex Corporation, and its daughter company Apply Carbon (FR), is a leading manufacturer of sustainable para-aramid fibres for the filter industry

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  • Carbon: Antistatic or fibre reinforcing

Thanks to the acquisition of Apply Carbon (FR), Procotex inherited many years of technological experience in the milling or cutting of Carbon waste lots. Because of its excellent properties, Carbon Fibre is used more and more in the filter industry. Especially where electrical conductivity and heat resistance plays a role.

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  • PES: PES fibres

Because of their favorable cost effectiveness, polyester fibres are the most frequently used fibre type in the filter industry. Procotex can offer a range of sustainable pes fibres which can be used in filter media.

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