Mondi develops fully biodegradable non-woven wipes

The three-layer wipes are made from 100% cellulose content, including viscose and pulp

Mondi, the Austria-headquartered packaging and paper company, has announced the development of a manufacturing line that will enable it to produce fully biodegradable wipes for personal care use.

The wipes use a non woven material and are made with 100% cellulose content, including viscose and pulp from certified sources.

With three layers, the innovation is said to deliver optimal absorption and lotion load, and use fewer resources than traditional carded mono-structures.

The wipes will be made using the company’s new Carded Airlaid Carded (CAC) manufacturing technology, located at its plant in Ascania, which is currently in development.

Kelly Wright, Mondi’s product expert for Personal Care and Components, said: “The innovative technology means we can produce 100% biodegradable, high-performance nonwovens for wipes that are more accessible, and we are looking forward to introducing this to the market.”

The new manufacturing line will be operational by 2021.

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