Ascania, Germany-based company Mondi has developed a new Carded Airlaid Carded (CAC) line to create a more sustainable three-layer nonwoven for wipes, which can be used for personal hygiene and cleaning purposes.
Previously: biodegradable wipe launch.
This new line, which is set to be fully operational by 2021, will use 100% cellulose content, including viscose and pulp from certified sources, resulting in a nonwoven material that is fully biodegradable.
The new technology being used for the planned CAC line—located at Mondi's plant in Ascania, Germany—will make it possible to combine three layers into a highly functional and stable composite material. This will deliver optimal absorption and lotion load for high-quality biodegradable wipes and uses fewer resources than comparable carded mono-structures.
Through the technology, Mondi will be able to produce the entire sustainable nonwoven material in-line, while enabling hydro-embossing to increase softness and improve cleaning power.
Mondi’s vision is to contribute to a better world, and its focus lies in producing innovative products that are sustainable by design.
“The innovative technology means we can produce 100% biodegradable, high-performance nonwovens for wipes that are more accessible, and we are looking forward to introducing this to the market,” Kelly Wright, Mondi’s product expert for personal care and components, said.