Avgol, a global leader in the manufacture of nonwoven fabric solutions, is to launch a new three-dimensional concept for fabrics to extend innovation capabilities in hygiene applications.
Waveform 3D™ Technology is a process which enables the modification of nonwoven fabrics for the baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets. The technology enables varying three-dimensional profiles to be incorporated into Avgol’s range of standard and custom designed fabrics to further enhance performance and comfort for consumers.
Through using this technology, beneficial fiber structures with distinctive surface patterns can be imparted. This generates a three-dimensional composition within flat fabrics, providing a number of additional benefits including advanced skin wellness, increased cushioning and enhanced cotton-feel. Thanks to combination with Avgol’s ‘FIT’ family of technologies, specially designed precursor fabrics can be used which then result in further enhanced liquid management qualities.
Nick Carter, Director, Market Business Intelligence and Intellectual Property, at Avgol, said: “Investment in Waveform 3D Technology enables Avgol to offer high-performance nonwoven fabrics without compromising comfort. The ability to choose whether to use solid, apertured or combination patterns allows the product designer to truly tailor a solution for their application including how the fabric feels, how the fabric functions and how the fabric looks.
“Waveform 3DTechnology is part of an exciting programme of novel solutions to meet the ever-evolving regional needs of our customers and deliver added value through leading-edge developments, quality and service.”