SAF™ Thermo-Carded fabrics are cost-effective, thinner superabsorbent materials that still provide high levels of absorbency. They are lightweight and conformable and can be manufactured with a number of layers. This makes them ideal for use in absorbent wound care dressings that require performance without the bulk.
The fabrics range from 20-80gsm and are typically a blend of SAF™ and other synthetic fibres.
In addition, through air-bonded fabrics with high loft are available.
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