The fibre is produced with lubricants – which may be hydrophobic, hydrophilic or siliconised – to ensure satisfactory handling of the product during brushing, cutting and plaiting.
PFE Hair fibre is produced from homopolymer pellets, which are extruded to create a melt spun, round polypropylene cross section. The addition of various stabilisation systems provides a range of flexible options on enquiry. A variety of standard fashion colours is available, and customer specific colours are matched on request. Flame retardancy may be specified by adding flame-retardants or inhibitors directly to the core of the fibre. A minimum quantity of 1 ton is applicable for continuous fibre.
The hair tow is supplied on bobbins packaged in cardboard cartons, for processing into hair braids by convertors.
The following products are available in this category
- Normalon™ 28/48
- Normalon™ 40
- Normalon™ 90
- Afrolon™ 40
Normalon™ 28 and Normalon™ 48 were developed by PFE Extrusion for general braiding purposes to suit emerging trends in hair design. Braiding of synthetic hair takes longer than weaving or wigs, but offers a durable, cost effective alternative.
Normalon™ 40 was developed by PFE Extrusion as a medium decitex fibre with a polypropylene blend that imitates human hair. Normalon™ 40 offers a braid with bulk and lightness, complimented by a silky hand.
PFE Extrusion developed Normalon™ 90 as a coarser decitex fibre suitable for textured hair where bulk is required.
Normalon™ developed by PFE Extrusion for general braiding purposes.
Afrolon™ 40 fibre was developed using PFE’s own polymer technology. With a near authentic feel, high flame retardancy and great resemblance to human hair, Afrolon™ 40 has loose crimp properties for a straighter look.