SABIC develops new polymer resin for nonwoven fabrics
October 29, 2018 - Saudi Arabia
SABIC has developed an innovative new polypropylene (PP) resin product, SABIC PP 514M12, which delivers enhanced properties in melt-blown fibres for nonwoven fabrics. The product can serve a wide range of end-use products like diapers, sanitary napkins, etc. Beyond single-material and composite nonwovens, it can act as a base for colour master-batches.
"SABIC PP 514M12 is the first grade of a new family of high-flow resin compounds which SABIC started to develop only two years ago, and is expected to be commercially available by end of 2018," according to SABIC's website. "The polymer resin is supplied in regular pellet form, which facilitates handling, storage and use."
The resin product is based on phthalate-free and odour-free technology that offers very good processability for melt-blown fibres with high levels of drawability, spinnability and uniformity. The resulting nonwovens are developed to combine high barrier properties and absorption with breathability in thin and lightweight high-performance webs of enhanced conformability and reduced material consumption, the company said.
SABIC has an extensive PP portfolio providing solutions for a range of industry segments that include automotive, packaging, healthcare, home appliances and construction, in addition to the personal hygiene. (PC)