Deep in the Permian Basin lies the building blocks of our premium filtration material. High grade crude oil, "Texas Tea" is refined into ethane and propane, which are then treated with heat in a process called "cracking".
The result of the cracking process is ethylene and propylene monomers. These ingredients are combined together to create the polymer pellets used to make TMS Meltblown.
The pellets are then transformed into meltblown fabric.
The melt-blown extrusion process uses a stream of high-velocity air to blow our pressurized molten resin pellets through a specially designed extruder die tip onto a conveyor, or what is called a take-up screen.