innovative solutions. Full-Care 5188, a high performance constructive adhesive, and Full-Care 8008, a premium performance
elastic attachment adhesive, both have been tailor-made for more
difficult substrates like super soft nonwovens. Both products,
which offer low odor and light color, were on display at INDEX.
Kirstin Hedin, Global Marketing Director, Hygiene, H. B. Fuller,
comments, “We tirelessly pursue answers and innovative ways to
solve customer challenges. We wanted to create adhesive solutions that offered customers a seamless balance of super softness
and excellent bonding properties. Full-Care 5188 and Full-Care
8008 achieve this balance.”
Full-Care 5188 and Full-Care 8008 offer proven superior performance on difficult substrates, such as super soft nonwovens,
compared to standard adhesives. In terms of elastic, Full-Care
8008 provides best in class creep resistance.
Hedin concludes, “Our innovative products that continue to
emerge in the market give customers the capacity and assurance
to bring differential innovation to the disposable diaper and femcare market.”
Beaulieu to Offer Meralux Fibers
Beaulieu Fibres International, a polyolefin fiber supplier, unveiled a pioneering new fiber-platform at INDEX as well as
detailed insights into the future-focused hygiene products
arising from its on-going investment in innovation and manufacturing capabilities.
Beginning in May, Meralux fibers will be added to the
Meraklon product portfolio. First test results show that
nonwovens made with the new Meralux fiber combinations
have a higher loft/bulk. Meralux’s coverage is unique and
provides nonwovens with a very closed surface, without
containing additives like TiO2. With the higher loft and unique
coverage, softness will be provided by the choice of raw materi-
als. Equipped with all these features, Meralux allows basis
weight reductions without losing performance.
In line with the further diversification of its products,
Beaulieu Fibres International is set to produce short cut fibers for
hygiene applications as of summer 2017. These will be available
in cut lengths of 3-24mm in polypropylene (PP) mono and bico.
To add to its new products for 2017, the Meraklon portfolio will
expand further with the launch of new polyester (PET) core bico
fibers. They will come on stream with Meraklon’s new state-of-the-art, long line at the company’s site in Terni, Italy. The € 30
million investment to extend production capacity is currently underway and is scheduled to commence operations during this year.
Petra Bohle-Stricker, global sales director of hygiene, Beaulieu
Fibres International, comments: “Beaulieu Fibres International
is continuing to strengthen its position as a global supplier for
polyolefin fibers. Investment in fibers production is an important
driver for ensuring we meet future challenges and customers’
needs. In the four years since Meraklon’s takeover, Beaulieu
Fibres International has successfully adapted it to the level required to be a leading market player. We have broadened the
portfolio significantly to better serve the future market needs
and are continually innovating to ensure we go the extra mile
for the nonwovens industry.”
Innovations in Wipes on Display at Sandler’s Booth
At INDEX, Sandler presented several innovations for the wipes
market. sawatex classy silk and sawatex lace-o-paque add a
certain something to cosmetics applications and baby care applications while sawatex classy silk features excellent cleaning
efficiency and above all an extraordinarily silky touch, rendering
every use into a wellness-treatment. sawatex lace-o-paque offers
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 ap-
GDM’s INDEX booth featured daily presentations on key topics to the hygiene industry.