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Home > Press > .5 Micron Fiber Now Possible with New Nano Technology from Hills Inc. and Celanex® Next Generation PBT from Ticona Engineering Polymers

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Nano fibers media is now possible using Hills Inc's special meltblowing die and Celanex® Next Generation JKX-1158 polymer. Celanex JKX-1158 provided the high strength and low fly necessarry to achieve 300-400nm fibers.

.5 Micron Fiber Now Possible with New Nano Technology from Hills Inc. and Celanex® Next Generation PBT from Ticona Engineering Polymers

Florence, KY | Posted on January 17th, 2008


January. 03 2008

.5 Micron Fiber Now Possible with New Nano Technology from Hills Inc. and Celanex® Next Generation PBT from Ticona Engineering Polymers

Florence, Ky., October 15, 2007 - Nano fibers media is now possible using Hills Inc's special meltblowing die and Celanex® Next Generation JKX-1158 polymer. Celanex JKX-1158 provided the high strength and low fly necessarry to achieve 300-400nm fibers.

Hills special die design produces high back pressure at low through put and economical out-puts with high hole density. Hills was not able to go below 1 micron with standard PBT.

"We know we're early in the game for producing nano fibers from polyester," says Arnold Wilkie, president of Hills Inc. "Celanex JKX 1158 is the only polyester material that has successfully produced nano fibers in our testing."

The etched or otherwise grooved plates form spin holes. There are greater than 100 holes per inch (~4,000 holes/meter). See Image below. These strong and economical dies provide significant landing area between the holes to deliver finer filtration in an incredibly thin fiber media.

"Nano fiber materials are ideal for gas and liquid filtration," says Arvind Karandikar, marketing specialist with Ticona Engineering Polymers. "These new fibers will push the boundaries of liquid filtration as we know it today, increasing filtration efficiency without increasing pressure drop."

For information on Celanex PBT, contact: Ticona, 8040 Dixie Highway Florence, KY41042, USA. Phone: 800-833-4882. Email: In Europe: Ticona GmbH, Professor-Staudinger-Straße, D-65451 Kelsterbach, Germany. Phone: +49-(0)180-584-2662 (DE) or +49-(0)693-051-6299 (EU). Email: .

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About Ticona
Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, produces and markets a broad range of high performance products , and achieved net sales of $915 million in 2006. Ticona employs approximately 2,000 individuals at production, compounding and research facilities in the USA, Germany and Brazil. For more information, please visit www.ticona.com.

As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $6.7 billion in 2006, with over 60% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 8,900 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company's website at www.celanese.com.

About Hills Inc.

Hills, Inc. is a thirty-six year-old company devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of machinery and technology for the synthetic fiber industry. Hills is recognized as an industry leader in fiber equipment, innovation, quality and technical services. For more information on Hills Inc., please visit the company’s website at www.hillsinc.net.

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Contacts:
Manager B2B Marketing Communications, Americas
Bob Shaw
8040 Dixie Highway
Florence, KY 41042, USA
Phone: +1-859-372-3117


Media Relations Manager, Europe
Henning Kuell
Professor Staudinger Strasse
65451 Kelsterbach, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)6107-772 1797
Fax: +49-(0)6107-772 7231

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