Web Exclusive | March 2019
Superabsorbent SAF™ Fabrics at Techtextil
Techtextil is the next exhibition on the calendar for SAF™ manufacturer Technical Absorbents (TAL). Hailed as the main technical textiles and nonwovens trade fairs, the event in Frankfurt is expected to be the biggest in the exhibitions history and will cover the whole industry. The event attracted over 33,000 visitors in 2017, and so TAL is preparing for a busy four days.
Techtextil takes place at Messe Frankfurt from 14th – 17th May 2019. TAL will be located on stand B20 in hall 4.2. The main focus for the company will be the promotion of its growing range of superabsorbent SAF™ fabrics – predominantly its innovative washable or high durability products which, since launch, have attracted a large amount of interest from a variety of market sectors. The material, when used as a core within protective outer materials, can be laundered and dried with minimal absorbency loss. Such a fabric has been developed as a solution for different industry sectors including hygiene and apparel.
“There has been an incredible amount of interest in our SAF™ washable fabrics,” explains Product Development Director Dr Mark Paterson. “The soft and conformable nature of the fabrics makes them ideal for everything from washable intimate wear to moisture management layers within apparel items.
“These fabrics are just one example of how we have taken our unique core SAFTM fibre and, through creative product development, realised a unique fabric which can be integrated into a number of different products that require moisture containment/management.
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do as a company. Events such as Techtextil not only allow us to promote the wide range of uses for all our SAF™ technologies – fibres, fabrics and yarns – but also discover new opportunities for its application within the industry of technical textiles.”