Sustainability as a leading trend for personal care nonwovens
According to Smithers, The Future of Global Nonwoven Wipes to 2027 report, personal care wipes will see the most growth over the forecast period. As the number of home workers increases, and consumers place greater emphasis on convenience, the personal care segment will benefit. It is anticipated that over the next five years, demand for moist toilet tissue for adults and cosmetic wipes will grow at the fastest rate. Considering the high level of interest in domestic hygiene, all segments of home care are expected to grow by double digits over the next five years, as well as the introduction of more environmentally friendly nonwovens.
Environmentally friendly nonwovens are one of the key benefits of the growing personal care segment. To create trust in the nonwovens among consumers, their effectiveness, safety, and sustainability must be proven or verified. Suominen can offer products that meet these trends and needs.
Environmentally friendly nonwovens are one of the key benefits of the growing personal care segment.
Environmentally friendly product offering especially for sustainable personal care
Suominen’s sustainable products are aligned with sustainability by being biodegradable, compostable, and plastic-free nonwoven. BIOLACE® Cashmere is Suominen’s most premium product providing exceptional softness combined with great personal care cleaning properties. Along with this, the fabric has exceptional strength and opacity. This combination provides great comfort and convenience to the user resulting in a surprisingly delightful user experience.
BIOLACE® Pure is Suominen’s three-layer product with a textile-like and natural feel with superior cleanability compared to standard 100% viscose nonwoven. During manufacturing, high-pressure water jets lock the cellulosic fibers together without using chemical binders or plastics. Its structure is made of natural cellulosic fibers with pulp at the core delivering optimal liquid management and distribution. The soft outer layers ensure that the wipe cleans effectively without lint while being gentle on the skin. These characteristics provide a fabric that is incredibly versatile and provides exceptional properties for multiple end uses.
BIOLACE® Natura is the newest addition to Suominen’s sustainable product portfolio. The product is made of natural raw materials, such as hemp. With the use of hemp, Suominen can utilize agricultural waste, use less water and land. Hemp is a tree-free raw material, which has already been used widely in cosmetics and skin care providing impressive results in use and in the manufacturing process. Therefore, the use of hemp follows the sustainable guidelines for efficient CO2 capturer.
Suominen wants to be transparent about sustainability and offers third-party certifications for certain products. Certifications such as FSC®, PEFC and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® are part of Suominen’s sustainable portfolio offering. Contact us to find out more.
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Senior Manager, Category Management, Americas
Manager, Category Management, Americas