As it enters the new decade, the development and promotion of its fabric portfolio continues to be the focus of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF™) manufacturer Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL). At the end of March, the UK-based company will take its latest products – including a new range of superabsorbent fabrics that provide a higher gel strength when wetted – to the INDEX Nonwovens Exhibition in Geneva.
High Gel Strength (HGS) SAF™ fabrics are a new range from Technical Absorbents that incorporate more robust HGS SAF™ fibres. The fibres have been developed to allow the design and manufacture of materials that offer greater integrity and robustness in more demanding absorbent applications.
“HGS SAF™ fabrics can only be brought from Technical Absorbents – it does not sell the HGS SAF™ fibres commercially,” explains Product Development Director Dr Mark Paterson.
“The fibres are manufactured in-house and can be integrated into its needlefelt and thermo-carded fabrics for added durability. They provide decreased levels of absorbency compared to standard SAF™ fibres but still high absorbency compared to other available technologies. Resulting fabrics will also absorb less but in certain applications this can be beneficial, e.g. in some washable applications the fabrics durability is more important that its ability to absorb large volumes of liquid.”
A number of HGS SAF™ nonwovens have already been developed to aid the sampling process for prospective customers. Technical Absorbents can then manufacture bespoke fabrics containing HGS fibres to meet customers’ specific requirements.
To arrange a meeting at INDEX, or to learn more about its superabsorbent fabric range, email info@exploreSAF.com