Hygiene Innovation Lab

 

SMS/Polypropylene

Fabric is created by integrating the processes of spunbond and meltblown technologies. Spunbond processing is the extrusion of filaments onto a blet whereas Meltblown fabrics are created via the injection of high velocity air while fibers for from polymers.

Benefits of Technology
  • Softness
  • Barrier
  • Cost effective
  • Good opacity
  • Low air permeability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Unique softness formulations for textile like hand
  • Ultra high barrier
  • Alcohol and antistatic
Applications
  • Baby diapers & training pants
  • Adult incontinence briefs underwear, pull-ups & pants
  • Female pantyliners & tampons

Spinlace

Fabric created by a highly efficient manufacturing process that incorporates continuous filament with hydro-entanglement.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Fabric design
  • High strength to weight ratios
  • Cost effective raw materials
  • High absorbency by weight
  • Three dimensional structures
  • Low elongation
  • Design freedom
Applications
  • Core containment
  • Acquisition layer

Film Lamination

A process of combining various materials through adhesive bonding or extrusion coating.

Benefits of Technology
  • Air and moisture management
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Very Soft
Applications
  • Baby diapers & training pants
  • Adult incontinence briefs, underwear, pull-ups & pants
  • Femcare pantyliners & tampons

Apex

A PGI Patented advancement of the hydroentanglement process that produces nonwovens with unique textile-like properties.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Excellent bulk
  • Unique appearance
  • Good durability
  • Brand imaging with names and designs
  • Excellent dimensionality
Applications
  • Female Pantyliners

Thru-air Bond

Heated circulated air is passed through webs of bi or tri-component fibers causing the fibers to bond together to create a fabric.

Benefits of Technology
  • Very high bulk
  • Excellent softness
  • Excellent rewet
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Controlled pore size for filtration
  • Layered structures
  • Bi-component structures
Applications
  • Acquisition layers & covers

Spunbond Polypropylene

Spunbond fabrics are the result of a deposition of extruded spun filaments onto a collecting belt in a uniform manner followed by the bonding of the fibers. The bonding process may generate plain or very specific designs.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good strength
  • Excellent tear
  • Binder-free
  • Lint free
  • Fair hand
  • Good durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Extremely soft
  • Zone coating
  • Balanced machine direction and cross direction ratios
  • Polyethylene capability
Applications
  • Baby diapers & training pants
  • Adult incontinence briefs, underwear, pull-ups & pants
  • Femcare Pantyliners & tampons

Spunlace-Hydro Entanglement

These fabrics are the results of employing rows of high pressure jets of water to further entangle webs of loose fibers on moving perforated screens or belts.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good bulk
  • High absorbency
  • Excellent strengths
  • High-tear strengths
  • Binder-free or low binder content
  • Good hand
  • Very low lint
  • Excellent durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Sustainable fibers (PLA, Bamboo, jute)
  • Width from 2 to 4.5 meters
  • In-line finishing and printing
Applications
  • Female pantyliners & tampons

Chemical Bond

Clarded webs are transitioned into substrates with integrity via the means of chemical adhesives.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good strength
  • Low bulk
  • Texture
  • Print patterns
  • Low lint
  • Good absorbency
  • High wash resistance
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Advanced keybak© technology
  • Apertures
  • Print images
  • Brand imaging
Applications
  • Acquisition Layer

Advanced Composites

Layers of nonwovens and film substrates are adhered together via ultra-sonics, chemical bonding, or by extrusion.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Extrusion and ultra-sonic bonding from 2 – 5 layers.
Applications
  • Clothlike backsheet

Printing

Color is added to PGI substrates in definite patters and bonded to the fibers in such a manner as to not permit removal by water or friction.

Benefits of Technology
  • Cost effective for color addition
  • Brand identity
  • Decorative
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Film and nonwoven capability
  • Multi-colors
  • High definition
Applications
  • Baby diapers & training pants
  • Adult incontinence briefs, underwear, pull-ups & pants
  • Femcare pantyliners & tampons

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