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Synthetic Wood Pulp

Fybrel® is a unique synthetic pulp which is similar to refined cellulose in papermaking properties, but unlike traditional wood pulp, it does not absorb moisture or promote microbial growth. Compared to standard refined or post-fibrillated fibers, Fybrel® has a much more highly branched fibrillated structure, which results in a broad fiber diameter distribution and high surface area. Fybrel® is available in various sizes and melt points, and its resistance to acids and bases makes it functional across the range of pH. Fybrel® is used in specialty paper applications for thermal bonding and embossability, in battery separator papers due to its chemical resistance, and in molded fiber applications to enhance strength. In filtration applications, Fybrel® helps to control porosity and effectively trap solids.

Fybrel® synthetic pulps are available in wet lap sheets, packaged in bale form with moisture contents of 30-66%.  Fybrel® is available in three different melt points:

Type Melt Point (oC) Click to View:
E (various grades) 135 MSDS Tech Data
AU690 125 MSDS
NL491 >=100 MSDS

The following literature about Fybrel® synthetic pulp is available on line (click to view):

White Paper: Checklist for Using Fybrel®

White Paper: The Function of Synthetic Pulp in Disposable Diapers

White Paper: Fybrel® Synthetic Pulp for Vinyon Replacement

White Paper: The Technology of Fybrel® Synthetic Pulp in Fiber Cement Panels

Presentation: Fybrel® for Molded Fiber Applications: Producing High Strength Molded Fiber Products

Product Information: List of Fybrel® Incompatible Solvents

Product Information: Properties of Popular Fybrel® Paper Making Grades


Transportation Information:
Inland US NMFC Item Number: 68310 Sub 9
Inland US Freight Class: 70
Proper Shipping Name: Polyethylene Pulp
Harmonized Tariff Code: 3920.10

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