SAF™ (Super Absorbent Fibre) is a fibre with super absorbent properties and is made utilising a unique process by Technical Absorbents Ltd. The manufacturing process involves spinning, drying and cutting, before the fibres are cross-linked to become super absorbent. Finally, the fibres are conditioned to meet customers’ required moisture levels and packaged into 250kg airtight bales for despatch. The core function of SAF™ is to absorb. The fibres can absorb up to 200 times their own weight in water and 60 times their own weight in saline, extremely quickly, and absorption rates can be tailored during the manufacturing process. SAF™ can be processed with other staple fibres and converted into a range of nonwoven fabrics. Longer staple fibres can also be spun into yarns, which can then be further processed into woven fabrics or net structures. SAF™ technology is already used in diverse range of products, from wound care and disposable hygiene to food packaging and cables.

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1 Moody Lane, Great Coates , Grimsby , DN312SS United Kingdom

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Our Mission - 'To be the global partner of choice for supply and innovation of super absorbent fibre materials through the excellence of our products, service and people.'

A World of Excellence in Super Absorbent Solutions
Technical Absorbents (TAL) is a subsidiary company of China National BlueStar (Group) Company Limited, who are in turn wholly-owned by ChemChina, a Fortune 500 company.

Since inception in 1993, our core business has been the manufacture of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF™) at our U.K. production site. We have also developed a wide range of SAF™ based nonwoven fabrics and yarns, which we can supply directly, leveraging the cost benefits of our vertical integration, or via one of our toll converters.

As a result, we have carved a unique position for ourselves as a superabsorbents solutions provider and our wide range of super absorbent technologies are suitable for a variety of applications in a number of new and established markets.

A bespoke service
We are proud to be able to develop bespoke products to exactly match customer needs. To aid this we can use our own needlefelt machine (where applicable) for development activities, we can offer exclusivity on bespoke materials and we can establish long term product development programs for Generation1, 2 and 3 products.

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