Future development of dispersible wipes Dispersible wi […]
Future development of dispersible wipes Dispersible wipes include adult toilet wipes, infant sanitary wipes and female wet wipes. The usage of the three major parts has been increasing. According to the latest market research report of Smithers Apex, an investment consulting company, by 2018, the market demand for flushable wipes is estimated to be 55,720 tons, with sales of approximately US$1.4 billion. The increase in demand for flushable wet wipes is mainly due to the convenience, sanitation, functionality, cost and consumer awareness of environmental protection, but where is the future development direction of wet wipes, the development direction in the next few years, and non-woven fabrics What kind of efforts should the fabric manufacturer make?
1. It is imperative to change the non-woven fabric base cloth to the non-woven fabric base fabric for wet wipes. Due to the special structure of the existing sewage treatment system, if the size of the wet wipes exceeds a certain specification, it will cause blockage. This phenomenon Occurred in the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. As a result, relevant government departments have issued some unrealistic regulations
2. Increasing the amount of wood pulp and cotton fiber The second point raised in the Smithers Apex report is to increase the amount of wood pulp and cotton fiber used in the wet wipes non-woven fabric. The use of wood pulp is conducive to reducing costs. Air-laid method It has the advantage of using a higher proportion of wood pulp. Now the amount of wood pulp fiber in commercial dust-free paper has reached 85-90%. The early spunlace and airlaid + spunlace process can only use 50% wood pulp, and now the 60-70% wood pulp content of spunlace cloth has also been commercialized, using Suominen's Hydraspun technology, through the wet + spunlace process The content of wood pulp used in private brand toilet wipes can reach 80%.
3. From small-size washable and unloadable to truly washable wet wipes, the wet wipes are being washed and unloaded directly by the sewage treatment system from a size smaller than a certain size, to the real washable. In 2001, in order to increase the sales of wet wipes, Kimberly-Clark first launched the Cottonelle Rollwipes adult toilet wipes. It was the first flushable wet wipes on the market. At that time, other brands and some private brands on the market were all small-sized flushable wet wipes. Wet wipes, however, Rollwipes did not increase much sales, the market response was very flat, and the product faded out of the market a few years later.
4. Spunlace jacquard instead of hot embossing In the past, the surface pattern of thin non-woven fabrics is usually realized by hot embossing. Because spunlace jacquard will slow down the production speed, the quality of jacquard is not high, and investment in jacquard equipment is required.