Technical Absorbents has carved a unique position for itself in the
market of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) products and now provides one of
the most comprehensive ranges of absorbent solutions for a variety of
Technical Absorbents has also developed a range of SAF containing
converted products including nonwoven fabrics, yarns and tapes which can
be supplied from our toll converters.
With its own needlefelt / needlepunch development / pilot line, TAL is
able to manufacture fabrics of up to 2.0 metres wide. These materials
can be blended with a whole range of other types of fibre to produce an
equally wide range of fabric weights, typically between 100-1,000gsm.
We are also able to offer a short order trial run service where
SAF™ (Super Absorbent Fibre)
SAF™ is a fibre with super absorbent properties. White and odourless, it
can be produced in a range of absorbency grades, staple lengths and
decitex. The fibre is made utilising a unique process by Technical
Absorbents Ltd. The manufacturing process involves spinning, drying and
cutting, before the fibres are cross-linked to become super absorbent.
Finally, the fibres are conditioned to meet customers’ required moisture
levels and packaged into 250kg airtight bales for despatch.
The core function of SAF™ is to absorb. The fibres can absorb up to 200
times their own weight in water and 60 times their own weight in saline,
extremely quickly, and absorption rates can be tailored during the
SAF™ can be processed with other staple fibres and converted into a
range of nonwoven fabrics. Longer staple fibres can also be spun into
yarns, which can then be further processed into woven fabrics or net
SAF™ technology is already widely used as a super absorbent component in
diverse range of products, from wound care and disposable hygiene to
food packaging and cables.
A range of our super absorbent fabrics are available to purchase in
sample trial quantities at our online shop.
We have our own development/commercial needlefelt line and can produce
fabrics up to 2.0 metres wide. SAF™ can be blended with a wide range of
other fibre types to produce specialist fabrics in the perfect
environment. Webs containing up to 80% SAF™ can be produced at a wide
range of fabric weights, typically between 150-1,000gsm. Short order
trial runs can be facilitated where commercially viable.
SAF™ is routinely processed on all commercial air-laid production
equipment. SAF™ short staple grades (6 mm) are typically blended with
wood pulp and thermal bondable fibre. Airlaid webs within excess of 80%
SAF™ content can be achieved at fabric weights of approximately
We have recently launched a number of new low basis weight carded
fabrics, ranging from 20-80gsm. These are cost-effective thinner fabrics
that still provide high levels of absorbency.