Green materials start up Tethis presented its bio-based, biodegradable superabsorbnet polymer material at Hygienix this week. Tethex is a cornstarch-based SAP manufactured using green materials and processes with similar performance/economics to traditional acrylic-based SAPs.
Tethex SAP has superior performance in highly ionic fluids such as seawater, hard water, divalents, oil and blood. Tethis can control the form factor and other features including coating substrates with SAP. Its flexible manufacturing platform has a very low cap-ex and op-ex and can be located close to the customers or supply chain sources and scales to any demand.