Nonwovens are in almost every aspect of daily life and society. It is widely used in these fields:Absorbent Hygiene Products,Agriculture & Horticulture,Agriculture & Horticulture,Clothing & Footwear,Construction & Building,Electrics & Electronics,Filtration,Food &Beverage,Geotextiles & Civil Engineering,Household,medical,Packaging,Protective Clothing,wipes.（Click to share to LinkedIn）
Why use nonwovens in absorbent hygiene products?
Absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) have made an important contribution to the quality of life and skin health of millions of people. Users of absorbent hygiene products benefit from the softness, smoothness, leakage prevention, strength and protection provided by nonwovens.
What are the advantages of using nonwovens in absorbent hygiene products?
Nonwovens are used in baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence and personal care products. They are used in multiple elements of the products. Such as top sheet or cover stock, leg cuff, acquisition/distribution layer, core wrap, back sheet, stretch ears, landing zone, dusting layer and fastening systems.
Benefits of using nonwovens: they are the key to effective and efficient absorbent hygiene products（Click to share to Facebook）
Comfort and fit
Lotions can be added for specific uses
Double fluid barrier/leg cuffs help prevent leakages
Good strike through, wet back and run off
Stability and tear resistance
Opacity and stain hiding power
Main technologies used are; Airlaid, Carded nonwovens, Spunmelt. Other components of absorbent hygiene products are; fluff pulp, superabsorbent polymers, impervious backing films, adhesives and elastics.（try Suntech ST-SMS composite nonwoven production line）
Safety of absorbent hygiene products
The safety of baby diapers and feminine hygiene products is something that consumers can count on
Sometimes reports mention chemical traces in absorbent hygiene products for women and babies. It is important to understand that chemical traces may come from different sources in our daily environment, that everything in life, including products that we use every day and the food we eat, contains chemicals, both natural and synthetic in origin. Occasionally when trace chemicals are identified it does not mean that they present a health risk in any way to consumers. For many years, billions of absorbent hygiene products have been safely used by people all over the world. EDANA’s member companies – the product manufacturers and their suppliers - keep safety at the very heart of what they do.
suntech’s member companies – the product manufacturers and their suppliers - keep safety at the very heart of what they do.
Misconceptions about the composition of sanitary products
Some misconceptions revolve around how absorbent hygiene products are manufactured and what their components are. The reality is that these products are constructed from raw materials such as cellulose pulp, the same material paper is made of, and polyester that you will find in your clothes and your sportswear.
The final products and their components are made of natural or man-made materials such as cellulose pulp, viscose, cotton, super absorbent materials, polymers such as polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene and various adhesives.
Absorbent hygiene products are produced in several steps in compliance with local and international safety standards and regulations.
Raw materials are selected according to strict quality criteria and during manufacture, rigorous quality control systems and good manufacturing practices are in place to ensure the highest hygienic standards are met.
Additional information about absorbent hygiene products, including how they are made can be found the following documents baby diapers composition and menstrual pads and liners composition.
Manufacturers are consistently examining their products in market and actively respond to consumer comments or questions. They also provide information about safety assessments to regulatory bodies. To learn more about regulatory requirements or voluntary guidelines that the industry has adopted for absorbent hygiene products, consult the Product stewardship page , the Regulatory affairs page and the document ‘ Supply Chain Information for Personal Care Products’.
With 50 years of technical precipitation and design experience, suntech has developed and produced intelligent non-woven fabric machines, including spunbonded non-woven fabric machines, spunmelt non-woven fabric machines, melt blown machines, etc., to help human health and care for everyone's lives.
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