Where the creation of synthetic fibers begins. From polymer to chip to fiber. From fiber to yarn, then fabric, melt extrusion is the start of seeing your sample come to being. With small run capabilities, see if your formulation will translate well when implemented at your own mill or plant; minimizing your investment risk. Let the Textile Center’s Melt Extrusion Laboratory be your lab for perfecting your project from its start!

Please contact Charles Reid, Chris Saunders or Tyler Medlin to discuss your extrusion needs.
704-825-5003 or reid.charles@gaston.edu  saunders.chris@gaston.edu medlin.tyler@gaston.edu 



Services Offered

*Pricing Effective June 1, 2020*

  • Fiber Drawing ~ $90/Process Hour
    Single thread line, four heated rolls
  • Melt Spinner (Small Extruder) ~ $2100/Day
    Single line multi-filament melt extruder.
  • Melt Spinner (Large Extruder) ~ $2500/Day
    Single line multi-filament melt extruder.
  • Staple Draw Line ~ $1500/Day
    Processes filament fiber into cut staple with 2 draw lines, crimper, drying oven and cutter.
  • Fiber Cutting ~ $90/Process Hour
    Cuts drawn uncrimped fiber into staple, 1/2” to 7”.
  • Chip Drying ~ Call for quote
    Dessicate up to 180 pounds. Vacuum up to 250 pounds.
  •  Reactor ~ $1200/Day
    2 Liter Batch Autoclave includes cleanout/wash batch.
  • One Shot Extruder ~ $375 per run
    includes clean up
  • Air Jet Texturing ~ $90/ hour
  • BCF Texturing ~ $90/hour
  • False Twist Texturing ~$90/hour
  • *$90/labor hour ~ additional services*
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