What is Bicomponent Fiber?
A bicomponent fiber is a type of textile fiber composed of two or more different polymer components. These components are typically arranged in distinct regions within the fiber, each with its own set of properties. Bicomponent fibers are created by combining polymers with different melting points or solubilities, resulting in unique characteristics. Common examples of bicomponent fibers include sheath-core fibers, side-by-side fibers, or islands-in-the-sea fibers. Bicomponent fibers are used in various applications, such as nonwoven fabrics, textiles, and composite materials, where the combination of different properties is desired, such as strength, durability, or moisture management.