Aspun MB Meltblown fiber resins address the difficult challenges of increasing softness and comfort while maintaining strength, durability, and processing efficiency in fabrics such as bico-SMS nonwovens. As a result, this new, patent-pending family of polyethylene (PE) resins produced using Insite Technology from Dow is an ideal solution for nonwovens in infant diapers, adult incontinence products, medical drapes and garments, and filtration products.
“The quest for softer, more cloth-like nonwoven materials is a key driver in the ongoing development of health and hygiene products that combine comfortable fit, outstanding performance, and efficient processing,” comments Greg Bunker, senior global marketing director of Dow Health and Hygiene. “With Aspun MB Meltblown Fiber Resins we are offering customers and brand owners something really different, an exclusive option for softer nonwovens.”
In nonwoven packaging applications, Pouchug sensory packaging technology enables the replacement of the external layer of a laminate with a soft, cloth-like nonwoven substrate to elevate packaging to a new level. Developed using Dow’s Pack Studio capabilities, Pouchug offers on-the-shelf differentiation opportunities and an overall enhanced consumer experience.
“Dow customers and brand owners visiting our stand at INDEX17 will have the opportunity to experience our Active Comfort solutions through numerous product prototypes made with Dow’s latest technologies,” comments Abby Turner, EMEA marketing manager, Health and Hygiene. “We will showcase how we are driving innovation through successful value chain collaborations, and dedicated interactive spaces will introduce visitors to Dow’s comprehensive portfolio of resins and adhesives for infant and adult hygiene applications, and much more.”
In other news, Dow has announced the addition of a new Hills Inc. fiber line at the Pack Studios facility in Freeport, TX. By enabling close collaboration between converters, material science professionals from Dow, and equipment specialists from Hills, this state-of-the-art fiber line allows Dow customers to screen new solutions and prove concept of work with a set of tools that will help continue innovating fiber solutions for hygiene, filtration, and other nonwoven applications.