the recent successes of Index05 in Geneva and TechTextil in
Frankfurt, Yorkshire-based Epitropic Fibres is following up
a number of significant leads with potential customers interested
in specifying their epitropic (anti-static) product.
The success at these international exhibitions follows
a trend of increasing interest in the company’s products,
including repeat business from a non-woven manufacturer
in China and South Africa – in part due to Epitropic
Fibres’ on-going product development programme. Part
of this extensive development programme includes anti-static
socks, which are being developed in partnership with Czech
Republic-based VUB a.s.
In addition to producing epitropic fibres, for applications
to where the dissipation of static electricity is required,
the company has developed fibres with anti-microbial properties
for applications where hygiene is of the utmost importance.
In the pipeline are plans to expand the range of decitex
available and to also develop a continuous yarn and a spun
yarn using epitropic fibres, also in partnership with VUB
Several new products for new markets are also in development,
which hope to be available to exhibit at the Shanghai exhibition
in September, by which time a deal with a major US-based
manufacturer will have been completed involving new manufacturing