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Absorbent food pads often sit beneath the product on a tray and provide a highly efficient way of keeping meat, fish, poultry and a whole range of other perishable foodstuffs packaged in optimised conditions and ultimately fresher for longer. 

There are many benefits in using SAF™ technology as the absorbent component in such absorbent food/soaker. As a fibre, SAF™ has a very high core to surface area ratio delivering rapid absorption and as a result, SAF™ superabsorbent fabrics provide excellent fluid absorption and low re-wet levels, even with minimal dosing. Such fabrics can be cut and shapes as required into absorbent food pads. 

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SAF™ Food Packaging Superabsorbents – Fibres

  • FDA and EFSA listed as an absorbent in food packaging
  • Non-irritant and safe to handle
  • Very high core to surface area ratio and absorbs water and saline rapidly
  • Can be blended with a range of synthetic and natural fibres
  • Suitable for conversion by different routes, e.g. airlaid, hot air-through and carded thermo-bond
  • Reduce dusting and superabsorbent respirable particles during processing compared to powders and granules
  • No adhesive or multiple layering is required to fix the SAF™ fibres in place

SAF™ Food Packaging Superabsorbents – Fabrics

  • Provide excellent fluid absorption and low re-wet levels
  • Slower gel blocking due to even SAF™ fibre distribution
  • No grittiness or superabsorbent gel leaching 
  • Can be cut and shaped as required

Types of packaging applications

  • Fresh food
  • Frozen
  • Food pallet leakage sheets

A number of different SAF™ superabsorbent fabrics are available and bespoke materials can also be designed to meet specific requirements. Please click on the below links to learn more.

Our technology has many possibilities. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Food packaging technology specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or complete one of our enquiry forms

Trial samples can also be purchased at our online shop