Polymer System to Support Fully Dispersable Wipes

Aug 14, 2007 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Title: Polymer System to Support Fully Dispersable Wipes
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Celanese Corp. introduced a polymer system that responds to the need for truly flushable nonwoven products that completely disperse when disposed into water. The patent-pending polymer system, Nacrylic STP, adds value to chemically bonded wipes by supporting the wet strength requirements of products containing lotions and by triggering the wipe to fully disperse while in the presence of excess water.

This all-new technology allows consumer products companies to market wipes as truly flushable products that disperse in virtually the same way as common toilet paper, according to Claudia Berrón, marketing manager for engineered fabrics at Celanese.

 “While many wipes on the market today are considered flushable, few actually disperse. [In this product] the wipe actually disperses, minimizing its impact on septic systems, water treatment facilities and the environment,” said Berrón .

The new polymer technology allows companies to market environmentally friendly wipes, and in a time where natural/organic products are gaining strength, this feature proves useful. The company touts the product as able to produce the next generation of wipes. For more information, visit www.celanese.com.