A look at some of this year’s innovative technologies for the wipes market.
At the 2015 World of Wipes Conference, Welspun India Ltd. introduced Welicate spunlace for wipes. The new technology can be applied to wipes for baby care, cosmetics, electronics, household, moist toilet tissue and medical use.
Albis Nonwovens recently launched Curacell using the company’s patented Strato5 technology. The material is a sandwich construction nonwoven that can be manufactured without water, saving energy and lessening the threat of mold, fungus and bacteria.
Freudenberg Performance Materials launched Evolon 3D, a variation of its Evolon microfilament fabric. The original Evolon features smoothness, softness and uniformity, and has replaced traditional textiles in areas such as bedding, decoration and acoustics. Evolon 3D’s surface has increased in volume and has become more refined, paving the way for other possible applications.
Early this year, Suominen introduced an upgraded version of its Hydraspun flushable substrate—Hydraspun Dispersible Plus. The material breaks up more than three times faster than the standard Hydraspun Dispersible substrate and clearly passes the INDA/EDANA third edition flushability assessment test protocols, according to the company.
Sandler’s new sawatex tactile TriLace for cosmetic applications is comprised of two nonwoven layers. The first is an exfoliating layer that removes make-up and dirt, while also eliminating dead skin cells. The soft side refines the cleaning effect and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and revived.