SAF(TM) links up with Arab Health

SAFTM (Super Absorbent Fibre) and related SAFTM fabrics will be on display at Arab Health in Dubai early next year, as manufacturer Technical Absorbents joins the Medilink contingent on the UK pavilion for the first time at the well-established exhibition.

Arab Health attracts leading manufacturers, distributors and service providers, displaying the latest technology, innovations and trends in the healthcare industry. It will take place between 29th January and 1st February 2018 – at the Dubai International Exhibition and Conference Centre – and will provide Technical Absorbents with the ideal opportunity to showcase its SAFTM technology to the growing MENA healthcare market.

The use of SAF™ in the healthcare industry is predominantly within advanced moist wound care dressings and other medical applications in which there is a need for exudate or liquid capture and containment.

“Superabsorbent dressings are designed to present correct moisture conditions around wounds, without resulting in actual wetting,” explains Commercial Director Paul Rushton.

“Introducing SAF™ as the superabsorbent element not only allows for the rapid uptake and retention of exudates from the infected area, but provides a soft and conformable fabric layer. The fibres also distribute and integrate extremely well as part of the conversion process and so no further edge sealing or pouching systems are required.

“Wound care has been a focus area for SAF™ for a number of years and we are already actively working with customers and creating solutions for such applications. We are now keen to explore the potential further and Arab Health will hopefully open up a new audience for our technology.”

Technical Absorbents can manufacture a range of SAF™ grades and can also supply SAF fabrics – airlaid, needlefelt, carded, nets – from 20-1,000gsm to meet customers specific requirements.