Colan PCA Fibre

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY

PCA Fibre is a new, innovative technical textile. The fibre is a synthetic polyacrylate with exceptional high temperature resistance. This unique fibre is able to combine comfort with high performance. With its precious moisture measurement and natural soft touch, PCA fibre preserves the comfort in quality products that are required to comply with FR standards. The exceptional inherent fire protective characteristics together with the low toxicity and opacity of smokes allow meeting the most stringent standards both in terms of fire and smokes.
 

BLENDABILITY & QUALITY

PCA Fibre can be easily blended with other commodity and technical fibres to enhance fire and smoke performances resulting in cost effective products where PCA Fibre’s added values such as antimicrobial properties, moisture management, insulating effect etc. assure a high quality of the final products.

 

 

The highly cross-linked polycarboxylate chemical structure of the polymer matrix gives the fibre many of its properties

HYDRIPHILICITY-SOFTNESS-CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

 

Key performances:

• Low toxicity of gases and opacity of smokes

• High LOI values

• Excellent Heat dimensional stability

• Low thermal conductivity

• Excellent Moisture Management

• Soft Hand Touch

• Good Chemical resistance

• High UV resistance

• Inherent Antimicrobial properties

 

Markets:

• Transport industry

 • Hot-Gas Filtration

 • Protective Garments

• Thermal Apparel

• Sportswear

 • Bedding furniture

• Home furnishing

• Insulation for buildings

 

PCA Fibre uniquely combines its low smokes emissions with heat dimensional stability for high performances in closed places such as buildings and transport vehicles were gases and visibility inhibit the escape.

PCA Fibre fire-blocking barriers are classed F1 and compound fabrics including PCA Fibre can reach the classification F2 according to NF F 16-101

 

 

 

The very low heat release values and the excellent fire resistant characteristics guarantee the compliance to the most stringent standards for the rail industry.

The good levels of moisture regain and MVTR permits a moisture management action that helps in preventing heat strokes.

One of the lowest value of thermal conductivity is the base for a high level of TTP (Thermal Protective Performance) PCA Fibre intimate blends enhance comfort keeping high protection performances with light-weight fabrics

Anti-microbial inherent properties favour an anti-odour effect.

Does not burn, melt, shrink… it gradually chars

Soft hand-touch, breathable, insulating. Get these and more advantages using blends with PCA Fibre


HOT-GAS FILTRATION

 PCA Fibre shows superior features that make it suitable

for most of the industrial hot-gas filtration processes.

Temperature and chemical resistance play a major role

in this field, and PCA Fibre with its inherent special

properties withstands to the most stringent requirements

 

PCA Fibre TGA data confirms a good behaviour of

resistance to heat and to oxidizing agents indicating

the suitable operating temperature around 200°C

 

- HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURE

 The good chemical resistance and heat resistance

 together with excellent behaviour to flame exposure

 means no formation of pinhole caused by sparks.

This results in extended lifetime of the filter media

 

-EXTENDED LIFETIME OF FILTER BAGS

 The highly porous surface of the fibre allows a superior

filtration efficiency of fine dusts and also a lower pressure

drop thanks to a higher airflow through the filter bags

 

-LOWER OPERATING COSTS

  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE 200°c +
  • GOOD CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
  • GOOD RESISTANCE TO OXIDIZING AGENTS
  •  ANTI SPARK PROTECTION
  • LOW PRESSURE DROP
  • HIGH FILTRATION EFFICIENCY
  • HIGH HEAT DIMENSIONAL STABILITY


 

Tenacity cN / tex

15 - 18

Elongation

20 - 40 %

L.O.I.

40%

Thermal conductivity

0,03 W / m°C

Moisture regain

15%

Water imbition

48 %

Calorific value

15,5 MJ/Kg

Density

1,5 g/cm³

Auto ignition

(100% O2) 430 °C

Shrinkage in boiling water

0 %

Shrinkage in hot air

(after 1h at 200°C)

<2%

Smoke & Gas evolution

CO-CO2 With negligible amount of HCN, HN3, Nox

Chemical Resistance

Good

Resistance to oxidizing agents

Good

UV resistance

No strength loss after 200hr xenotest

Staple length / mm*

At request

Titre / Dtex

2,6 – 4,4 – 6,6