SAF™ Needlefelt fabrics are capable of absorbing many times their own weight in water/saline. These superabsorbent fabrics have higher absorbent capacities than others within the range which makes them ideal for more demanding applications. They offer good strength and integrity due to the nature of mechanical bonding (needling) used during manufacture. They are generally less dense than other SAF™ fabrics, but still offer the same great levels of absorption without the need for edge sealing.
SAF™ long staple fibre grades (52 mm) are typically blended with other synthetic fibres to manufacture SAF™ Needlefelt fabrics. Webs containing up to 100% SAF™ can be produced at a wide range of fabric weights, typically between 150-1,000gsm. Laminates and other finishes are also possible top achieve additional functionality.
SAF™ can be blended with a wide range of other fibre types to produce specialist fabrics up to 2.0m wide in the perfect environment. Short order trial runs can be facilitated where commercially viable.
SAF™ – a soft superabsorbent fibre – is the key component in all of our fabrics. SAF™ fabrics absorb water and saline rapidly with excellent retention levels. Blood plasma can also be absorbed with greater resistance to solids blocking the surface. The SAF™ content does not shed when the fabrics are being cut and shaped for use. Learn more about SAF™ here.
Fabric selection will be influenced by the final end use, but also many other requirements –absorbency, thickness, durability, and, often most importantly, budget. An experienced development team are on hand to offer advice and help with initial fabric selection for trials. Where possible, bespoke fabrics will be designed and manufactured to meet specific requirements. Contact us for more information