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Commercialisation of Polyacrylate fibre – Metis PCA®
January 23, 2018

Polyacrylate (PCA), the chemical class of acrylate polymers derived from the polymerisation of acrylic acid esters and salts, was developed in the 1960s. Recent improvements have finally led to the commercialisation of this fibre and development of new applications that take advantage of PCA’s high performance non-flammability and non-toxic properties.

Made from Metis PCA®, the recently developed “Akeso” socks are the first in hose to combine anti-fungal, anti-microbial, moisture wicking and flame retardant. The socks can be worn every day for as long as they last and do not need to be washed unless dirt and dust is picked up during wear. Socks made from PCA fibre are proven not to smell of foot odour and will remain fresh for their life when aired overnight. They are fit for purpose for tradies, those who require high performance protective clothing and for all sports. Click here for the link for the recent coverage of Akeso socks by the program, Today Tonight.

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.

Further details on the fibre can be found at this link: