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Medical and Hygiene

Fibers and nonwovens made with Ingeo deliver performance advantages not found in traditional materials enabling comfort and performance in both clinical and personal care.

Applications

  • Inherently hydrophilic for excellent moisture management
  • Wet strength/bonding
  • Skin comfort
  • High loft
  • Outperforms PET for breathability and comfort
  • Better than other synthetics in UV light resistance
  • Hypoallergenic showing no evidence of skin sensitization
  • Natural resistance to staining
  • Low odor retention
  • Good thermo-regulating properties
  • Validated low carbon footprint & non-renewable energy use
Ingeo PLA diapers

Diapers

Ingeo PLA medical fabric

Medical Fabric

Ingeo PLA baby wipes

Wipes

Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

A partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology that will enable faster production of highly breathable, reusable surgical masks and respirators.

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