Super Absorbent Fibers
Since August of 2008, M² Polymer Technologies has been representing the Superabsorbent Polymer Fiber products for Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) of Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
The Oasis Superabsorbent Fibers (OASIS SAF®) offer many exciting new product design opportunities for air-laid products and yarns. We, and TAL, also offer toll-manufacturing capabilities for nonwovens, yarns and finished consumer goods, all containing the OASIS SAF®. The OASIS SAF® is listed in the FDA Inventory of Effective Premarket Notifications for Food Contact Substances. TAL is a member of the European Disposables & Nonwovens Association (EDANA).
The OASIS SAF® technology serves a wide range of market sectors including:
- Industrial Cables: Water Blocking in Telecom & Electrical Cables
- Medical: Wound Care and Dental Absorbents
- Disposable Hygienics: Feminine Hygiene Products
- Textiles: Geotextiles, Protective Apparel and Filtration
- Horticulture: Seed Planting Sheets & Construction Fabrics
- Food Packaging: For Meat & Poultry and Freezer Packaging
The OASIS SAF® chemistry is a cross-linked terpolymer of acrylic acid, methylacrylate and a small amount of a special acrylate/methacrylate monomer (SAMM) in which the acrylic acid is partially neutralized to the sodium salt of acrylic acid. The cross-links between the polymer chains are formed as ester groups by reaction between the acid groups in the acrylic acid and the hydroxyl groups in the hydroxypropylmethacrylate.
OASIS SAF® is available with variable degrees of cross-linking and in two general fiber types and sizes:
Long Staple Products (52 mm length & 10 dtex denier)
Short Staple Products (6 mm length & 10 dtex denier)
M² Polymer Technologies – in concert with TAL – offer the very best in product quality, customer service and technical support to turn ideas into a business reality.
Contact us today for additional information or to explore your product development ideas.