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Sandler to present nonwoven innovations at INDEX

Sandler will showcase its range of nonwovens for hygiene products and wipes at a new multimedia booth.

3rd February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Schwarzenbach/Saale

Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Industrial

Sandler, a leading German nonwovens producer, will present its solutions for a variety of applications at the INDEX exhibition for nonwovens in the hygiene sector, which will be held from 4-7 April in Geneva, Switzerland.

With 30 years of experience, Sandler will showcase its range of nonwovens for hygiene products and wipes at a new multimedia booth, which aims to reflect the company’s unique approach to connecting with the customers’ requirements.

Comfort and safety

Stretch your limits is the motto of the company’s collection for elastic applications. Manufacturers are provided with an assembly kit of materials featuring different degrees of elongation to choose the ideal nonwoven for their respective use. From basic stretch to premium stretch plus, it holds the right product for everyone, the company reports. These nonwovens are designed to support an optimum fit, thus increasing wearing comfort.

Comfort is also the watchword when it comes to innovations for topsheets: a new design for these materials visually provides a sense of lightness in daily hygiene. “Subtle butterflies make this product a veritable eye-catcher,” the company explains.

A new canyon structure for topsheet materials combines visual differentiation and optimised functionality: this special surface renders the topsheet bulkier and even softer; increases stability, and simultaneously supports fluid handling, according to the manufacturer.

Sandler’ new nonwovens for intake layers take this function one step further. They quickly transport fluid away from the body and efficiently distribute it onto the entire surface, for optimal utilisation of the core’s storage capacity. The nonwovens also function as interim storage layers, preventing rewet and protecting the skin.

“We design these nonwovens in line with your product requirements: softness and flexibility can be individually adjusted; embossing designs provide visual highlights,” says the company. “The latest development for soft topsheets proves that hygiene products do not only enhance the user’s comfort: these nonwovens are made from the lactic-acid-based polymer PLA – natural raw materials for sustainable product solutions.”

New wipes substrates

With sawatex classy silk and sawatex lace-o-paque Sandler will showcase wipes substrates for cosmetics applications and babycare. Sawatex classy silk is said to offer excellent cleaning efficiency and above all an extraordinarily silky touch, rendering every use into a wellness-treatment. sawatex lace-o-paque is designed to offer softness and high bulk, providing gentle care for little explorers.

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. With a double action substrate for cleaning wipes, Sandler gets to grips with stubborn dirt. The multi-layer nonwoven features a coarser side for efficient cleaning and a smooth side for gentle polishing and grooming the cleaned surface.

Fibre blends

All of these nonwoven substrates receive their particular properties from the special fibre blends used. “Selected raw materials bring about not only excellent functionality, but also enable a reduction of the basis weights – for less raw material usage. Embossed motifs for visual individualisation of your wipes also more detailed,” the company explains.

Sandler’s range of nonwovens for disinfection wipes now encompasses an additional highlight: coloured product variants in various pastel shades are said to enable a visual differentiation of various application areas.

Rounding off Sandler’s display, nonwoven innovations for technical applications, including transportation, filtration and construction sectors, will also be showcased.

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