This report aims to give an overview of the use of absorptive nonwovens, issues over their continued use for the global population, and new innovations and technologies coming from both research bodies and manufacturers. New processes, composite materials and recycling solutions will be analyzed, and an overview will be given of the current market leaders in the absorbent nonwovens field.
The use of nonwoven material in the hygiene and medical sectors is ever increasing, due to the extensive properties offered by nonwoven fabrics over their more traditional woven and knitted counterparts. Aging populations and overweight and obese populations across the world are pushing more innovation and research into disposable medical and hygiene nonwoven products, in an attempt to find new ways of improving customer well-being and comfort. However, as concerns for the environment become heightened, companies must find new ways to adapt their products to meet increasingly tough standards.