Effective Absorbency for Horticulture
Water is crucial for plants and flowers when being grown and transported and, in certain situations, this supply needs to be managed. SAF™ Fabrics are suitable for use as a water reservoir in such applications to reduce the frequency of watering. They can also be used for spill capture and containment. We can offer a wide range of disposable solutions that are safe, highly absorbent and can be used as temporary and long-term water management solutions in many different horticultural and landscaping applications.
SAF™ Airlaid fabrics are capable of absorbing many times their own weight in water/saline. They can be designed in such a way that they can be wetted and, over time, slowly release this moisture back. This can help reduce the need to re-water and also extend shelf-life. Alternatively, other laminates can be added so that water can be captured and retained inside within the fabric core.
SAF™ Airlaid fabrics are ideal for horticultural applications due to them being relatively cost effective. They are typically a blend of SAF™, wood pulp and thermal-bondable fibre. Airlaid webs with an excess of 60% SAF™ fibre content can be achieved at fabric weights of approximately 80-1000gsm. A wide range of laminates and finishes are possible top achieve additional functionality.
SAF™ – a soft fibrous superabsorbent – 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™
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