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We are often asked — “What are you selling?” This is a reasonable question for companies looking for commodity products.
There are no “Micrex wipes” or “Micrex bandages” – At Micrex, our product is our technology.
We collaborate with some of the most creative Research & Development organizations in the world. Micrex may be viewed externally as a contract converter or equipment manufacturer by some, but at our core, we are focused on new products.
To see what we can do now and in the future, we suggest that you focus on how The Micrex Process alters product properties, such as bulk, stretch and extensibility, pre-shrinking, absorbency, decorative effects and softness on a wide range of substrates.
The real question is: how can these attributes be used to enhance your existing products or enable a whole new product category. Every product developed with Micrex technology was once a new product.
What does a ham and cheese sandwich have to do with Microcreping?
We like to use it as an example of what you can do to transform your materials. Many materials that would benefit from Microcreping will not process due to complications with temperature, fiber length, or a variety of other factors.
At Micrex, we can successfully Microcrepe these materials by building a composite “sandwich”: your material (the “ham and cheese” in our diagram) is placed between layers of a material that can be Microcreped. The Micrex®/Microcreper™ processes the whole “sandwich” to create a new product.
Microcreping delivers a new method of material optimization: many successful commercial Microcreped products have resulted when characteristics of the incoming substrate were also optimized for Microcreping.
Most sheet materials (nonwovens, film, paper, textiles, composites) are two dimensional. Micrex compressive treatment technology allows you to alter an existing material to make it three dimensional. This transformation also changes other physical properties such as softness, bulk, extensibility, and more.
These enhanced properties give designers new options that would be impossible with existing 2D materials.
At Micrex, we are in the business of helping customers explore this technology to commercialize new products:
- How adding properties can enhance your nonwovens:
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- Take an in-depth look at a single product application here