BCF Yarn -Polypropylene


BCF Yarn- Polypropylene

BCF yarn stands for Bulk Continuous Filament which is one long continuous strand of filament produced through specialized extrusion process used for manufacturing of carpet & rugs. The BCF yarn made with polymer Polypropylene (PP) is called PP BCF Yarn.

PP BCF yarn qualities for Carpet Industry 

PP BCF yarns are offered in Doped Dyed, Raw White, Mono, Tri-colors in wide range of Decitex & Filaments with or without UV treatment in Normal, Soft, Super Soft finishes. PP fibers are similar to natural Wool and soft almost same as Nylon and has economical advantage over Wool and Nylon. There are mainly three types of yarn qualities used in carpet industry:

1. PP BCF Yarn

2. PP BCF Straight Heat Set Yarn

3. PP BCF Frieze Heat Set Yarn

Advantage of Polypropylene (PP) :

PP is a very light material as compared to other natural and polymers grade synthetic fibers. It has specific gravity of  0.90 compared to other fibres such as Viscose (Rayon) – 1.50, Polyester- 1.38, Cotton-1.54, Nylon-1.14, Wool-1.31, Acrylic- 1.17 and for Silk -1.33. Specific gravity of PP is less than the water ( 1.00) and its wide availability and cost economics makes it suitable for carpet & rug industry. Apart from above, the other advantages of PP BCF yarn are :

  1. Highly stain resistant.
  2. Durability
  3. Colour Fastness as master batch is blended with polymer during extrusion.
  4. High Fraying / Shedding resistance
  5. High water resistance
  6. High infestation resistance
  7. Easy to clean
  8. Better option for low traffic areas.

Applications of PP BCF yarn in various types of carpet construction:

  1. Loop pile
  2. Cut pile 
  3. Cut & Loop pile

PP BCF Yarn applications in floor covering industry:

  1. Wall to wall Carpets
  2. Rugs
  3. Mats, Runners & Stair carpet
  4. Prayer Carpets
  5. Automotive Mats and upholstery
  6. Fibers for Underlays and non-woven flooring
  7. Carpet Tiles

Other applications of PP BCF Yarn :

  1. Ropes
  2. Upholstery
  3. Sports equipment
  4. Flexible Slings
  5. Strips/Tapes
  6. Garden Furniture

Yarn Testing & Quality procedure

Westex ensures quality checks at each level of production and delivery and carry out following quality checks in carpet yarn manufacturing :

  1. Yarn count verification
  2. Elongation / Tenacity properties
  3. Anti-Static test
  4. Shrinkage & Crimping properties
  5. Color matching
  6. Loop & Cut Side checking
  7. Lace (Interlacing nips) Count verification
  8. TPI (Twist per inch) check
  9. Twisted Yarn count verification.

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