Looking to the future, Sandler AG, Schwarzenbach a. d. Saale/Germany, puts a focus on sustainable in innovative raw materials in 2020 – away from chemical towards natural fibers. New developments for wipes feature high functionality and contribute to conserving resources. The increasing use of different natural fibers is key. Latest nonwovens for hygiene products combine safety and comfort in use with sustainability. In the category “Nonwoven roll goods” one of the innovations was nominated for the Index Award.
New wipes substrates
The latest innovation is a material made from 100 % unbleached cotton. This is suitable for use as a wipes substrate as well as for topsheet applications and puts particular emphasis on sustainability.
Another highlight is a substrate made from the natural fiber flax and viscose. Featuring high softness, this material is optimally suited for application on the skin. Next to flax and cotton, the company also works with other natural fibers.
The sustainable "BioWipe" substrate, made from 100 % viscose, has a special embossed design and is not only a visual highlight but also supports optimum performance in daily cosmetics, baby care and surface cleaning.
The new embossing design “square” captures the attention of another market segment. Small squares render the substrate bulkier and increase its surface – for even better results in cleaning applications.
All of these nonwovens receive their particular properties from the special fiber blends used. Selected raw materials bring about not only very good functionality, but also enable a reduction of the basis weights – for less raw material usage. Embossed motifs for visual individualization of the wipes are also more detailed.Nonwovens for hygiene products
Various materials featuring different degrees of elongation can be chosen for the ideal nonwovens for their respective use. These nonwovens support an optimum fit, thus increasing wearing comfort.
The “canyon” structure for topsheets does not only provide visual differentiation. This special surface renders the topsheet bulkier and even softer, increases stability, and simultaneously supports fluid handling.
A variety of embossing designs enable a further individualization of the products.
The company also offers resource-conserving product solutions for topsheet and backsheet applications. Apart from very good fluid handling, the lactic acid-based polymer PLA or 100 % plant-based viscose are used in the production of these nonwovens, providing added value for the environment.Index Award nomination
The Sandler innovation for acquisition and distribution layers (ADL) is nominated for an Index Award in the "Nonwoven roll goods" category.
Every component of the product can be made from renewable or recycled raw materials. The nonwoven’s properties can be adapted to the end product’s desired characteristics and functions. With its adjustable absorbency, very good fluid distribution and high storage capacity it offers a high degree of safety in use. Soft and supple, this material ensures a particularly high level of wearing comfort. These properties make it an ideal alternative for a wide range of hygiene products.
The Index 20 has been postponed and will now take place from October 20-23, 2020 in Geneva/Switzerland.
Sandler AG at the Index 2020: Stand 2431