Avgol, a global leader in the manufacture of high performance nonwoven fabric solutions, will unvei its pioneering new antimicrobial solution, beneFIT Control, at ANEX 2018.
The tailored ‘next-generation’ technology has been developed to aid in contamination, discomfort and odor by controlling the microbial activity within hygiene applications, including diapers, adult incontinence and feminine care.
beneFIT Control is part of the beneFIT family of functional skin wellness technologies, a new range of chemistries and processes developed by Avgol to deliver superior performance and comfort to consumers. beneFIT Control can be used in tandem with other of Avgol’s FIT technologies to enhance functionality even further.
Nick Carter, director, Market Business Intelligence and Intellectual Property, at Avgol, says, “Significant financial losses are encountered globally through infection, contamination and spoilage caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and moulds. Nonwoven fabrics have a growing role to play in hygiene, medical and industrial applications to limit the impact these microbial pathogens have.
“beneFIT Control is an adaptable solution, with a unique ability to minimize the impact on natural and normal skin flora while maximizing effect on troublesome organisms. Most other antimicrobial technologies are not selective in their function, resulting in all the microbials being killed or limited all the time. We want to avoid a lingering broad spectrum performance as this can often causes new, and sometimes worse, problems for user wellness as well as potential issues in slowing the rate of decomposition when hygiene products are disposed of in landfills. Avgol’s beneFIT Control solution delivers a managed antimicrobial performance for ultimate consumer care and confidence.”
beneFIT Control technology has been designed with the disposable hygiene product specifically in mind. During testing, beneFIT Control has demonstrated multiple advantages in comparison to conventional solutions. Fabrics utilising the new technology provide a fast response ideal for the short duration of use that hygiene products typically have and retains a bright white appearance desired by consumers. Slow to perform, non-white fabrics from older generation technologies are now a thing of the past.