Research & Development

To satisfy our dynamic customer base, IFG are committed to innovation. In 2019, IFG invested, in cooperation with the University of Maastricht, in a Research & Development plant positioned at IFG Asota, Austria. The plant was developed by OERLIKON NEUMAG and is a state of the art semi-industrial spinning line and is also available for company day hire.

To visit our dedicated Fibres Research Centre, click here

 

To see some of our existing collaborative research projects, scroll down

Arkema

In 2021, in collaboration with Arkema, IFG launched Rilsan® PA11, applications for which continue to be researched.

Forming part of the new IFG Bio range, Rilsan® PA11 is 100% bio-based, derived from renewable castor oil, which has a proven legacy in meeting some of the world’s most demanding material challenges. The trademark properties of PA11 include lightweight, flexibility, durability, and overall toughness.

PTT MCC Biochem

PTT MCC Biochem and IFG’s strategic marketing partnership will actively promote Novel BioPBS™-based staple fibres to the market. These compostable staple fibre products are based on BIOPBS™ technology to support the growing demand for sustainable materials in fibre and nonwoven markets.

At International Nonwoven Symposium, Lyon, France – 8 June 2022 – PTT MCC Biochem Company Limited (PTTMCC), a leading producer of bio-based polybutylene succinate (BioPBS™) and International Fibres Group (IFG), industrial leader in staple fibres manufacturing, have announced that the two companies have established a strategic marketing partnership to collaboratively promote newly-developed staple fibres under the IFGBio™ brand. These will use biobased, compostable solutions based on PTTMCC’s BioPBS™ technology. This marketing partnership is aimed to accelerate greener fibre and nonwoven industry by introducing an alternative sustainable material for staple fibres in applications such as food & beverage, filtration, geotextile, construction etc.

OMYA

IFG’s strategic collaborative partnership with Omya, a leading global producer of calcium carbonate, will explore the incorporation of calcium carbonate within fibres.

The two companies will work together using IFG’s Fibres Research Centre in Linz, Austria, to explore new fibre product performance, characteristics and applications which will incorporate Omyafiber®, a specially developed calcium carbonate for fibre and nonwoven applications. The two companies will jointly promote their findings into the fibres and nonwovens industry.

The collaboration has commenced with successful trials of the incorporation of Omyafiber® masterbatches into PP and PLA staple fibres, and further polymer types are under consideration to be tested on the pilot line.

For more information on our research and development

UV Additives for IFG Fibres

With over 30 years’ experience in the sector under our belt, IFG’s fibres can create durable and hard-wearing surfaces for use both inside and out. We can design and produce fibres for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, all fully colour-customised with UV resistant additives with a…

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See you at Techtextil!

We are delighted to be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt from the 23rd to 26th April 2024. Please do come and visit the team in Hall 9.1 Stand number D50. We look forward to seeing you there! Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and…

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IFG’S LOW MELT BINDER FIBRES

What are they, what are they for, and why are IFG’s the best?  Low melt binder fibres are fibres with a low melting point. When they are utilised without any pigment being introduced, they produce a clear melt effect. Low melt binder fibres are mainly used for floor…

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