Technical Absorbents Ltd


SAFTM (Super Absorbent Fibre)

SAFTM is a fibre with super absorbent properties.  White and odourless, it can be produced in a range of absorbency grades and staple lengths and decitex.

The fibre 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 SAFTM 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.

SAFTM 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.

SAFTM technology is already widely used as a super absorbent component in diverse range of products, from wound care and disposable hygiene to food packaging and cables.

Samples of our technology can be bought online at 



SAF™ (Super Absorbent Fibre)

SAF™ is white, odourless and has the appearance and handling characteristics of a textile fibre. It has the ability to absorb up to 200 times its own weight in dimineralised water and circa 60 times its own weight in saline, depending on salinity, at an extremely fast absorption rate and can easily be converted into a diverse range of nonwoven fabrics and spun yarn formats. 

Being fibrous, downstream handling is easy. When converted, the SAF™ distribution profiles within final product constructions is extremely uniform. The result is consistent absorption performance and media integrity throughout.

SAF™ can be produced in a range of absorbency grades, staple lengths and decitex, to suit different requirements. These benefits have made it the super absorbent choice for many customers.

Useful facts

  • SAF™ is available in a wide range of highly absorbent grades
  • SAF™ is a non-irritant
  • SAF™ can be used in applications demanding robust toxicological profiling
  • SAF™ is FDA approved
  • SAF™ does not melt. It begins to decompose extremely slowly at temperatures >200°C
  • SAF™ fibre density is approximately 1.4g/ml
  • SAF™ can be blended with a range of synthetic and natural fibres to meet customers end requirements.

Individual SAF datasheets can be downloaded here

A range of our SAF™ grades are available to purchase in sample quantities in our shop


Superabsorbent Fabrics

We can supply SAF™ superabsorbent fabrics – nonwoven and woven – or yarns either in-house or via one of our toll converter partners. A wide range of lamination options are also available.

Needlefelt (Needlepunch)

We have our own development/commercial needlefelt line and can produce fabrics up to 2.0 metres wide. SAF™ can be blended with a wide range of other fibre types to produce specialist fabrics in the perfect environment. Webs containing up to 80% SAF™ can be produced at a wide range of fabric weights, typically between 150-1,000gsm. Short order trial runs can be facilitated where commercially viable.


SAF™ is routinely processed on all commercial air-laid production equipment. SAF™ short staple grades (6 mm) are typically blended with wood pulp and thermal bondable fibre. Airlaid webs within excess of 80% SAF™ content can be achieved at fabric weights of approximately 50-1,000gsm.

A range of our super absorbent fabrics are available to purchase in sample quantities in our shop

Superabsorbent Fabrics
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