New alternative fluff pulp for disposable hygiene products

New alternative fluff pulp for disposable hygiene products, which forms approximately 40% of the total weight of classic diapers, leads to increased absorption speed in diapers and also contributes to the absorption process. In sanitary napkins, fluff pulp forms more than 70% of the total weight of a pad and its responsibility is to distribute the liquids along the length of the pad. Therefore, fluff pulp is one of the most important and strategic materials in the above-mentioned productions. On the other hand, fluff pulp is important in terms of some aspects, such as supplying, transportation, warehousing and logistics. A desirable fluff pulp should provide some specific properties, including appropriate bulk properties, high absorption capacity, low absorption time, high tensile strength and high brightness. The fiber length is another important property in the fluff pulp. The higher the fiber length, the higher SAP attraction, and, consequently, the higher the water absorption.
In general, each country produces fluff pulp according to its resources. The United States, for example, uses southern pines to produce fluff pulp. In other countries, such as Iran, among the poorest countries in terms of wood and forest resources, the production of fluff pulp is inevitably limited to the use of imported pulps and non-wood sources, such as bagasse pulp, which is produced in southwestern Iran due to the abundance of sugarcane pulp.Therefore, the combination of softwood pulp with long-length fibers with pulps made of non-wood fibers, such as bagasse, could be a promising strategy for manufacturing fluff pulp in countries that have limited wood and forest resources.

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