Superabsorbents: SAF™ Fibre, Fabrics & Yarns

Superabsorbents. We have been leading the way in the development and manufacture of superabsorbent technology : Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF™), SAF™ nonwoven fabrics and SAF™ spun yarns for nearly three decades. 

Supplying solutions globally, innovation is key and we continue to design new technologies to meet the specific requirements of our growing customer base. Applications for our fibre, fabrics and yarns span numerous market sectors, including: Healthcare (medical and hygiene); Industrial (filtration and cable); Packaging (food and transportation); Environmental (horticulture and construction)

Our Product Development team work extremely closely with customers during every step of the process from the initial brief to end product delivery. Small samples are available to purchase at shop.techabsorbents.com

A History of our Superabsorbents

1986
1986
R&D collaboration between Allied Colloids & Courtaulds to produce a superabsorbent fibre (SAF™)
1992
1992
Technical Absorbents Ltd established as a 50:50 joint venture company
1993
1993
First SAF™ samples successfully manufactured on a pilot line
1995
1995
Production plant constructed in Grimsby, UK

Initial short and long-staple SAF™ product mix developed

2000
2000
First plant project completed

Initial short and long-staple SAF™ product mix developed

2001
2001
SAF™ approved for use as an absorbent in food packaging by Food Drug Administration (FDA)
2003
2003
Design and manufacture of first SAF™ fabrics via a network of global converters
2006
2006
Second plant project completed

Capacity increased again, to meet growing global demand

2007
2007
Technical Absorbents Ltd bought by Bluestar Fibres Corporation
2012
2012
Creation of a SAF™ fabric-focused product development team
2015
2015
Strategic investment in a needlefelt nonwoven line in Grimsby
2016
2016
Development of new SAF™ thermo-carded fabric range
2017
2017
Development of new washable SAF™ fabrics technologies
2018
2018
Launch of 100% SAF™ fully maceratable fabric range
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