Herty Advanced Materials Development Center
Georgia Southern University

Hygiene

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With a CAGR of 7.6% and volumes expected to reach 11 million tons and $12.3 billion by 2018, there are few applications spaces more heavily dependent on fibers and nonwovens than hygiene. Modern nonwovens touch nearly every disposable absorbent hygiene product. From baby diapers to incontinence products, nonwovens are used to produce high performance products at extraordinarily low cost. The result is an improved quality of life for millions of people across the globe.

The Herty Center can help you design new fabrics from synthetic or natural fibers with tailored properties such as softness, smoothness, strength, biodegradability, and cost. We currently have programs that are developing new super-absorbent hydrogels and the incorporation of biodegradable and natural fibers into traditional synthetic nonwovens. The result is a new generation of performance hygiene structures with advanced performance and reduced cost. Should you need scale-up or pilot wet-laid production services we have those as well.

Hygiene Question 1
We have over 75 years’ experience working with every type of natural fiber and their conversion into roll goods for the hygiene industry. Fluff pulp to synthetics, our wet-laid and meltspinning lines are the place to scale your process and begin production.

Hygiene Question 2
Herty scientists are your partners for developing any new hygiene product including hydrogels from cellulose nanocrystals and fibrillated nanocelluose. Have an idea, give us a call!

Hygiene Question 3
Yes, we can do that, but we don’t stop there. We are producing ton per day quantities for our clients on a daily basis of just about any fiber you can imagine. If you want to produce products 24/7 we can do that, too… and all to ISO certified standards.

For more information please contact Dr. Walt Chappas.

Last updated: 3/29/2016

Herty Advanced Materials Development Center110 Brampton Rd., Savannah, Georgia 31408 • (912) 963-2600