SAF™ Airlaid fabrics are capable of absorbing many times their own weight in water/saline and locking it away inside their core. Finishes such as laminates can also be added for additional functionality, e.g. waterproof backing. Such fabrics are ideal for a wide range of applications, including food packaging, medical, hygiene and filtration.
SAF™ short staple fibre grades (6 mm) are typically blended with wood pulp and thermal bondable fibre to manufacture superabsorbent airlaid fabrics.
Airlaid webs with up to 60% SAF™ fibre content can be achieved at fabric weights of between 80-1,000gsm.
SAF™ – a soft superabsorbent fibre – is the key component in all of our fabrics. SAF™ fabrics absorb water and saline rapidly with excellent retention levels. Blood plasma can also be absorbed with greater resistance to solids blocking the surface. The SAF™ content does not shed when the fabrics are being cut and shaped for use. Learn more about SAF™
Fabric selection will be influenced by the final end use, but also many other requirements –absorbency, thickness, durability, and, often most importantly, budget. An experienced development team are on hand to offer advice and help with initial fabric selection for trials. Where possible, bespoke fabrics will be designed and manufactured to meet specific requirements. Contact us for more information