100% SAF needlefelt nonwovens

24.08.2018 Super absorbent fiber (SAF) manufacturer Technical Absorbents Ltd. (TAL), Gimsby/UK, has launched a unique superabsorbent fabric. The patent-pending 100% SAF trademarked needlefelt nonwovens are white and odorless.

Technical Absorbents
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Technical Absorbents

They look and handle like a textile fiber and can be easily converted into a wide range of nonwovens and spun yarns. Being fibrous, the SAF distribution profiles within converted fabrics is extremely uniform. The result is consistent absorption performance and media integrity throughout.

SAF can be produced in a range of absorbency grades, staple lengths and decitex, to suit different requirements. The company’s 2 m wide needlefelt line can produce absorbent fabrics in basis weights from 130-1,000 g/m². To help protect the fiber during processing, the line is housed in a controlled humidity environment.

The SAF trademarked fiber can potentially be used in spill capture products, such as those used in hospitals to contain bloods, urines and other liquids that need to be managed safely, hygienically and effectively.