Nonwovens

rep-L® can add significant value to your nonwoven materials!

  • Open up additional markets with our broad-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal additives!
  • The market for nonwoven materials is expanding rapidly with innovative materials science developments.
  • Many traditional and new product types – especially nanofibers, paper, textiles – are affordably enhanced with the addition of antimicrobial properties.

These enhancements are especially valuable for

  • Wipes
  • Absorbent Hygiene Products
  • Medical Products and Wound Care
  • Filtration
  • Kraft paper, tissue, packaging, other paper
  • Drywall and coverings

And many more applications…

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Medical Application

Nearly all nonwoven medical PPE and filtration relies on the density of strands and static charge to trap pathogens, but they can still be transmitted through surface contact or by being dislodged from a filter due to their small size and changes in air flow. rep-L-treated nonwoven PPE and filtration adds a significant unique level of protection by killing pathogens immediately.

Sanitary and medical disinfecting wipes tend to rely on alcohol or chlorine to kill germs but those have limits to their efficacy and must remain wet to do their job. rep-L biologically destroys infectious agents, even when dry, providing a new disinfectant approach for one of the most familiar nonwoven products on the market.

We are particularly excited about the residual effects of rep-L based wipes, because the benefits of rep-L remain on the wiped surface after use. This means the benefits of disposable wipes goes from simply momentary ‘clean-up’ to a transfer of antimicrobial properties, which changes the entire value proposition for these low-cost disposable products!

Finally, the affordability factor means that antimicrobial properties will no longer be reserved for premium, high-cost applications. This breakthrough will allow any nonwoven manufacturer to easily add antimicrobial properties to their products without a significant per-unit cost increase, while ensuring a much higher value of their end products, thereby advancing not only the human health benefits, but the nonwoven industry as a whole.

Other Materials

PAPER

NANOFIBER

TEXTILES