Fully biodegradable nonwovens for wipes with new CAC line
The new Carded Airlaid Carded (CAC) line by Mondi Ascania GmbH, Aschersleben/Germany, was developed to create more sustainable 3-layer nonwovens for wipes. These can be used for personal hygiene and cleaning purposes. This new line will use 100 % cellulose content, including viscose and pulp from certified sources, resulting in nonwovens that are fully biodegradable.
The new technology being used for the planned CAC line at the plant in Ascania will make it possible to combine 3 layers into a highly functional and stable composite material. This will deliver very good absorption and lotion load for high-quality biodegradable wipes and uses fewer resources than comparable carded mono-structures. The technology will be able to produce the entire sustainable nonwovens material in-line, while enabling hydro-embossing to increase softness and improve cleaning power.
The innovative technology makes it possible to produce 100 % biodegradable, high-performance nonwovens for wipes that are more accessible.
The new line is set to be fully operational by 2021. Samples will be presented at the Index 2020.
Mondi at the Index 2020: Stand 1560