Facilities for Members

BTMA Member Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd completes new purpose-built Fibre Development Centre

BTMA Member Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd (FET) of Leeds, has completed construction and fit-out of its new purpose-built Fibre Development Centre and is now welcoming visitors.

This modern two-storey development provides state-of-the-art facilities, including enhanced laboratory for client testing and product development.

FET designs, develops and manufactures extrusion equipment for a wide range of high value textile material applications worldwide. Central to FET’s success has always been its ability to provide customers with advanced equipment, together with unrivalled knowledge and expertise in research and production techniques. The new Fibre Development Centre will further improve this service. Clients frequently spend several days on site participating in development trials and technical sales meetings, so the new Centre is designed to make their stay even more efficient and comfortable.

Resident equipment in the Fibre Development Centre reflects the wide range of fibre extrusion systems offered by FET to clients across the globe and will enable continued growth of the company through innovation.

Complementing FET’s highly successful meltblown technology, the more recent spunbond range provides unprecedented opportunities for the scaled development of new nonwoven fabrics based on a wide range of fibres and polymers, including bicomponents.

“FET has long been a leading exponent of sustainability in fibre technology and the company’s commitment to extending its range of systems that enable sustainability will be clearly illustrated in our message at the forthcoming ITMA 2023 exhibition” says FET Managing Director Richard Slack. “We are celebrating FET’s 25th anniversary since incorporation and look forward to meeting customers old and new at this show.”