Mono, bi- and tri-component spinning platform – From functionalized polymer to performance filament & fiber.

Our expertise in processing filaments.

Our Hills’inc pilot scale tri-component melt spinning unit has been designed to produce fully oriented tri-component, bi-component and mono/homo filament yarns. At CETI, you will see a team of engineers closely working with experienced assembly & fabrication technicians to deliver customer’s specific fiber requirements and lay foundations for a more sustainable and eco-friendlier textile industry.

Our solutions.

  • Production of hollow, mono, bi- and tri-component filaments with various cross-sections.
  • Production of both high-tech and bio-based filaments (e.g., PLA, PBT, PA11, PA66, PAH, etc).
  • Elastic continuous filament yarns (e.g., 400% elongation).
  • Liquid & metal -core filaments (e.g., flame resistant, fragrance-emitting, optical fibers and electro-conductive fibers).
  • Filament coating (e.g., aramid multifilament or flax yarn both sheathed with bio-based polymers)
  • High temperature polymers 400°C: PEI, PEEK
  • Low Temperature polymers 100°C: PCL

What makes us different?

CETI is one of the few research and innovative textiles centers in Europe, and the only French center, with a Hills’ tri-component spinning process. Located at the heart of a strong textile tradition in the Nord of France, CETI delivers the latest innovations to the fiber industry.

Prototyping  – Scalability.

MELT-SPINNING: Transformation of polymers into high-performance fibres

3 Spinnerets with 1, 36, and 74 holes / In total, 27 cross-sections

LIQUID & METAL CORE: Liquid & metal -core fibers (e.g., flame resistant, fragrance-emitting, optical fibers and electro-conductive fibers)

FILAMENT COATING: Aramid multi-filament or flax yarn both sheathed with bio-based polymers.

Our technologies caracteristics.

  • 3 Spinnerets with 1, 36, and 74 holes / 27 cross-sections
  • Filament coating: Max coating temperature 300°C /Max thread size 600µm/ Max speed 150m/min

Our case studies.

HYGIENE MARKET

Development of bio-based elastic products adapted to diapers.

MEDICAL APPLICATION

Development of bio-based elastic component for disposable chirurgical equipment.

3D PRINTING

Co-extrusion to integrate bio-based coated flax yarn
Part of Seabiocomp project, CETI is one of the partner involve to develop and novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials for marine applications using a new 3D printing technology.

ADVANCED FORMULATION TO DEVELOP HIGH-TECH TEXTILE.

Part of Photonitex project, this innovating textile will be able to dynamically control the human body temperature in cold as well as in hot weather. Besides providing the personal thermal comfort, these textiles can potentially replace the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that consumes huge amount of energy and cause the global warming.

Our customer references.

TOTAL CORBION | CARBIOS | ARKEMA | HILLS | MIGNOTTE | APLIX | DAMARTEX |3M | TENCATE | SEABIRD |PURFIGLOBAL | BEAULIEU |
OMYA | DOW |

Our customer approach.

Thanks to our knowledge of textile materials and processes, we help companies identify the best choice in terms of materials and manufacturing processes. Our platforms are equipped to carry out pilot and semi-industrial tests, in the prototyping phase, in order to transfer the optimal solutions at the level of an industrial production scale. Our textile ecosystem also allows us to find appropriate partners, suppliers and producers.

Are you looking to become more competitive? Contact us

Javier VERA‑SORROCHE, PhD / Melt Spinning Platform Manager – javier.verasorroche@ceti.com

Our team in action.