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New CAC line for fully biodegradable nonwoven wipes

The new line will make a 100% cellulose nonwoven for wipes, which is fully biodegradable

13th February 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ascania, Germany

Medical/Hygiene

Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, has developed a new Carded Airlaid Carded (CAC) line to create a more sustainable three-layer nonwoven for wipes, which can be used for personal hygiene and cleaning purposes. The new line will use 100% cellulose content, including viscose and pulp from certified sources, resulting in a nonwoven material that is fully biodegradable.

The new technology being used for the planned CAC line, located at Mondi's plant in Ascania, Germany, will make it possible to combine three layers into a highly functional and stable composite material. This will deliver optimal 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 nonwoven material in-line, while enabling hydro-embossing to increase softness and improve cleaning power.

Mondi’s vision is to contribute to a better world, and its focus lies in producing innovative products that are sustainable by design. “The innovative technology means we can produce 100% biodegradable, high-performance nonwovens for wipes that are more accessible, and we are looking forward to introducing this to the market,” explains Kelly Wright, Mondi’s product expert for Personal Care and Components.

The new line is set to be fully operational by 2021 and samples will be presented at INDEX 2020, which runs from 31 March - 3 April, Geneva at Booth 1560.

www.mondigroup.com

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