“As the world leader in polyolefin and bicomponent fibers, we have been participating and innovating in this market for over 30 years and we are confident that soft coverstock will continue to be widely desired by consumers,” explains John Wolhar, Americas Hygiene regional sales manager, FiberVisions. “FiberVisions is uniquely positioned to be an innovation partner to both brand owners and nonwoven producers, and we are excited to be able to develop prototypes via our nonwoven pilot lines."
Wolhar continues, “We will be promoting our 1.5-denier bicomponent fibers for diaper and femcare topsheets to provide customers with improved fluid management and significant softness for the next generation of hygiene products. These bicomponent fibers, when blended with trilobal mono polypropylene or bicomponent splittable fibers, can significantly enhance the soft hand feel of nonwovens. Furthermore, the increased void volume present from carded through-air fabrics can improve fluid-management systems in diapers when developed with the right acquisition layer structures.”