Rebound elastomeric netting is used in composite form with nonwovens and other substrates acting as an alternative to spandex, films and stretchable nonwovens. In hygiene products, it is used in waistbands and side panels in adult incontinence briefs and underwear and in baby training pants. In 2014, Conwed launched the newest development in its elastomeric netting portfolio, Flat Rebound. This new configuration with flat joints allows the creation of stretchable and smooth composites for superior comfort and feel. It addressed the demand for lightweight and breathable composites with no joints to mimic a smooth, apparel-type texture.
In addition to offering elastomeric netting by itself, Conwed is now promoting stretchable nonwoven composites powered by Flat Rebound. “The majority of hygiene manufacturers prefer receiving a stretchable composite already made versus incorporating the elastomeric netting themselves, so we developed stretch laminate alternatives for waistband and side panel applications”, says Ivan Soltero, Strategic Marketing Manager at Conwed.
In recent years, Conwed has emphasized the importance of comfort, especially for adult incontinence applications. Rebound offers superior breathability, moisture and heat management performance compared to other solid or perforated film composites. The breathable mesh configuration helps draw moisture away from user’s skin and disperse it over a determined area where it can evaporate; contributing to a higher level of comfort.