epsotech – your partner for polyolefin monofilament yarn

epsotech specializes in the production of technologically advanced monofilaments.

At our plant in Tistrup, Denmark epsotech manufactures high quality monofilament yarns made of high-density polyethylene and of polypropylene. Most of the output is used for weaving technical fabric.

What are Polyolefin monofilaments and in which areas are they used?

Polyolefin monofilaments are used as components in the technical fabric industry, in filtration systems, fencing, fishing nets and ropes and in medical technology.

Our wealth of expertise enables us to design technical monofilaments exactly according to our customers’ requirements.

Particular emphasis is placed on ocean plastic and recycled components.

In times when more sustainability is demanded from the plastics industry, we see it as our duty to focus our developments and innovations on recyclable products.

Especially for the rope segment we take advantage of PLASTIX A/S raw materials sourced from the maritime industry with very good results. Absolutely comparable to virgin material but with a much better story behind.

HDPE/High Density Polyethylene and PP/Polypropylene in comparison

HDPE/High Density Polyethylene. Along with PVC, High Density Polyethylene is one of the most versatile thermoplastics. HDPE is stiffer and more abrasion-resistant than soft PE (LDPE). It is characterized by a cold resistance of up to -50 °C and a heat resistance of maximum +90 °C. PE is physiologically harmless, odorless and tasteless. It is therefore particularly suitable for use in contact with foodstuffs (FDA). It is shock and impact resistant, has good sliding properties and absorbs virtually no moisture.

Our monofilaments made of HDPE have excellent product properties and can be provided with UV stabilization and flame retardancy according to customer requirements and specifications. A wide range of standard spinning colors are available from us, special colors can also be realized upon customer request.

HDPE/High Density Polyethylene – Advantages at a glance:

  • Very low water absorption
  • Resistant to acids, alkalis and salt solutions
  • Cold-resistant down to -50 °C
  • Insulating
  • Physiologically harmless
  • Available spun dyed
  • Food grade (FDA)
  • UV Stabilized

Polypropylene is characterized by its low specific gravity and minimal moisture absorption. Another advantage is its resistance to a wide range of solvents (non-oxidizing acids and alkalis) in the normal temperature range. These properties make polypropylene particularly attractive for filtration applications.

Our monofilaments made of polypropylene have excellent product properties and are resistant to dust formation. Furthermore, we can offer products with UV protection and flame retardancy.

A wide range of standard colors is available; special colors can also be realized upon customer request.

PP/Polypropylene – Advantages at a glance:

  • High chemical resistance
  • Resistant to alkalis and acids
  • Very low water absorption
  • Low electrostatic charge
  • Very low thermal conductivity
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Insulating
  • Available spun dyed
  • Food grade (FDA)
  • UV Stabilized

Monofilaments History

2021

Started production out of Sea Plastic – Monofilextrusion made of RPPC from Seaplastic

2018

epsotech

VitasheetGroup rebrands as epsotech, with focus on engineered polymer sheet (thick-gauge).

2001

Upgraded to DS/ISO 9001:2000

1998

Certified to DS/EN ISO 14001

1995

The factory is moved from Esbjerg to Tistrup.

1992

Certified to DS/EN ISO 9002

1989

The company is sold to British Vita PLC.

1986

The production of ropes stops.

1967

Start of extrusion of thermoplastic sheets

1960

Start of extrusion of technical fibres (monofilaments).

1905

Founded under the name Esbjerg Rebslageri (Esbjerg rope factory) by ship owner Ditlev Lauritzen

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