The Belgian Domo unveils its new range of high-performance fibers Nyleo

French Domo Chemicals has launched Nyleo, the new brand of its performance fiber product line, a combination of well-established performance fibers and revolutionary new solutions. Based on Nylon 66, Nyleo is used in many applications in the textile, flooring, flocking and abrasive markets. It offers a wide range of actions to improve product performance.

Nyleo merges a rich heritage in the nylon 66 fiber market with a new focus on innovation with three pioneering products: Nyleo Protect with improved flame retardancy, Nyleo 4Earth with improved biodegradability and Nyleo Safe with bacteriostatic properties, a declared Domo Chemicals in a press. Release.

Domo has been producing world class PA66 fibers since 1955 for industries such as nonwovens for abrasives and aerospace, floor coverings for carpets, high performance textiles, flocking for upholstery, interiors and automotive floor coverings, and many other consumer products. The Nyleo brand will now be applied to the entire Polyamide 66 (PA 66) fiber product portfolio, including staple fibers, crimped tows and flock tows. These are well known for their superior resilience, exceptional wear and abrasion resistance, higher tenacity, excellent dyeability and color fastness, consistent quality and soft feel.

French Domo has launched Nyleo, the new brand of its performance fiber product line, a combination of well-established performance fibers and revolutionary new solutions. Based on Nylon 66, Nyleo is used in many applications in the textile, flooring, flocking and abrasive markets. It offers a wide range of actions to improve product performance.

In order to contribute to higher levels of safety in the personal protective equipment, clothing, furniture and transport industries, Domo has developed a new flame retardant PA 66 fiber. Nyleo Protect combines all the advantages of PA 66, such as mechanical performance, comfort, low specific weight and excellent abrasion resistance, with improved flame retardant performance. Indeed, the Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of Nyleo Protect has been improved to 28%, which is the level of typical FR fibers.

More and more manufacturers are concerned with sustainability and the circular economy, with the aim of reducing their impact on the environment through better waste management. Recognizing that the textile value chain is a major contributor to landfills, where most garments end their life, Domo developed this new fiber that demonstrates increased biodegradation when landfilled. A traditional nylon 66 fiber decomposes in about 50 to 100 years. Nyleo 4Earth with improved biodegradability breaks down in less than five years, Domo said in a press release.

The spread of bacteria has become an increasingly pressing health concern. This is why Domo has developed a new bacteriostatic fiber to combat this problem. A bacteriostatic agent is introduced into the polymer matrix, creating a long-lasting effect to protect the fibers and inhibit the growth of bacteria.

“In a rapidly changing world, markets and consumers demand innovative solutions to meet day-to-day health, safety and sustainability requirements. At Domo, because we are a key player in polyamide equipped with the world’s newest staple fiber polymerization line, we are committed to achieving cutting edge breaks in PA 66 fibers. This is demonstrated in our innovative Nyleo range of value-added nylon 66 solutions. These include new products for flame retardancy, improved biodegradability and bacteria inhibition,” Nicolas Forien, commercial director PA66 & fibers at Domosaid in a statement.

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