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BASF introduces innovative and efficient solutions at INDEX 2014

The chemical company BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, which will be taking place from 8-11 April at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The company’s experts will inform and advise business professionals about its comprehensive services and product range in the field of innovation, including HySorb new odour control and HySorb Mass Balance approach, binders for fibrous materials and of additives for hygiene, filtration and medical applications.

7th April 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Geneva

Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor

The chemical company BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, which will be taking place from 8-11 April at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

The company’s experts will inform and advise business professionals about its comprehensive services and product range in the field of innovation, including HySorb new odour control and HySorb Mass Balance approach, binders for fibrous materials and of additives for hygiene, filtration and medical applications.

New superabsorbent polymers

According to the company, the pioneering odour control superabsorbent polymer HySorb in addition to BASF’s superabsorbent polymer product portfolio is an innovative product to improve the quality of life for people with incontinence.

By blocking the formation of ammonia, it is said to prevent the odour caused by urine for an extended period of time.

Superabsorbent polymers are used in a variety of applications for every day needs.The adult incontinence market is second only to baby care for superabsorbents and experiences the highest global growth.

HySorb  B7015MB

Working in cooperation with TÜV SÜD, a third-party certification body, BASF has developed an innovative mass balance approach for the use of renewable based feedstock in the BASF Verbund.

Based on this approach, biomass is fed into existing plants at the very beginning of the production chain of superabsorbents. This biomass share is then allocated to sales products according to their recipes using the new standard, including third party certification of the product.

Biomass equivalent can be allocated to superabsorbents up to 100%, according to this standard driven by its customers´ specifications and demand, which can be marketed accordingly.

Dispersions for fibre bonding

At the INDEX fair, BASF will demonstrate its expertise in the field of polymer dispersions for fibre bonding. As a full-service partner for its customers in the construction, furniture and automobile industry, BASF develops tailor-made solutions.

One focus in the field of dispersions for fibre bonding is the ecologically compatible reactive resins of the Acrodur brand. Acrodur , the water-based cross-linking acrylate resin, is an environmentally friendly one-component system that boasts excellent binding properties.

The underlying technology is based on the thermal cross-linking of polycarboxylic acids with a multi-functional alcohol. Unlike classical reactive resins, no organic substances such as phenol or formaldehyde are released during the cross-linking process. The only by-product caused by curing is water.

Broad portfolio

A supplier of additives and pigments, BASF offers a portfolio of heat and light stabilisers and polymer modifiers, such as Chimassorb and Irgatec, as well as a selection of pigments and pigment preparations to the nonwoven industry.

The innovative technology Irgatec CR76 A is the leading alternative technology to standard meltblown grades, enabling nonwoven producers to adapt material properties to their specific requirements and increase their productivity.

 www.basf.com

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