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Customised solutions for hygiene products

Suominen offers a service of making mock-ups to configure new constructions to create innovative absorbent hygiene products.

5th October 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki


Suominen offers a service of making mock-ups to configure new constructions to create innovative absorbent hygiene products with excellent rewet and wicking properties. According to the company, the results help guide the customers in selecting the best combinations of layers.

It takes lots of expertise to create best-in class disposable hygiene products: Multiple layers of different materials need to be integrated to reach the optimal combination of fluid management and comfort. With the increase in consumer choice, the constructions need to be perfectly tailored to the requirements of the multitude of applications. Technology is driving the trend of customisation and the multitude of features and options keeps growing.

“Consumers want customised products that fit their lifestyle and age, are safe and improve wearer comfort,” said Johanna Sirén, Assistant Product Manager for Hygiene at Suominen. “This is why we have developed our portfolio to provide customised solutions for all applications in baby care, feminine hygiene and adult care.”

High-performance at reduced weight

In acquisition and distribution layers (ADL), the company’s Fibrella Move portfolio has a solution for each application: pantyliners, pads, light and heavy incontinence products and baby diapers. Superior masking and fast and steady strike through properties differentiate Fibrella Move products from other technologies while also delivering tailored loftiness and outstanding softness, the manufacturer says.

Supporting elasticity

One-size-fits all is no longer enough because consumers expect products to adapt no matter what they do or where they go. Suominen’s award-winning Fibrella Lite portfolio is designed to offer nonwovens that are able to support elastic constructions that need to offer superior user comfort through softness, high extensibility and excellent recovery.

New solutions coming up

Within the next few months, Suominen’s Hygiene portfolio will be extended with solutions for other absorbent hygiene layers especially for feminine hygiene. Suominen is also launching superior solutions for more sustainable absorbent hygiene products, which is a fast-growing trend influenced by legislation and consumer preferences.

“With our R&D capabilities we have been able to develop more sustainable topsheet and ADL materials that outperform competing products. Eco-friendly product is no longer a compromise in performance for the consumer,” concluded Johanna.

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