Polymer Group has introduced a novel platform technology called Arium technology to manufacture nonwovens comprising fibers having a diameter predominately below 1 µ, which can offer enhanced performance properties for filtration, industrial, healthcare and novel up-and-coming market applications.
Through extensive research and development, Polymer Group has advanced the production process of submicron fibers. These fibers can offer tunable porosity, biosafety and large surface area to the materials manufactured by the Arium technology, resulting in the improvement of performance benefits including high-efficiency filtration, acoustic performance, barrier protection, softness, opacity, adsorption and absorbency.
Polymer Group has made an investment in its pilot production line at its facility located in Waynesboro, Virginia to manufacture fabrics utilizing the Arium technology, which can be used alone or in combination with the company’s meltblown device.
Veronica "Ronee" Hagen who is the Chief Executive Officer at Polymer Group, stated that Arium is an innovative technology platform and offers an unprecedented value proposition by meeting the demand for economic and high-performance fabrics.
The Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Polymer Group, Bob Dale stated that the company’s Arium technology efficiently produces submicron fibers with an unprecedented commercial scale of outputs.
John Heironimus, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability and Chief Marketing officer at Polymer Group stated that the company’s proprietary Arium technology makes it to have a competitive edge in its core markets, while paving the way for new openings in other markets. The company offers novel product solutions through the combination of technologies or by using Arium technology alone, he said.