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DISPOSABLE SCRUBBING PADS

made with Conwed Netting

Lightweight reinforcement for long-lasting cleaning pads 

THE CHALLENGE

A global Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company needed a material to reinforce their scrubbing pads without increasing weight.  Another requirement was to create a soft, smooth surface to avoid hurting users’ skin when washing dishes or cleaning surfaces.  Conwed researched and tested different resin formulations and netting configurations until the most suitable solution was identified.

CONWED SOLUTION

Our team designed a lightweight netting configuration that provided superior strength without significantly affecting overall product weight.  Our co-extrusion technology allows us to design netting components with different layers within the same netting configuration, so we also included adhesive features in the top and bottom netting layers.  This concept facilitated thermal lamination to nonwoven materials which helped contain soap capsules within the pads.  Our netting solution let our customer save adhesive costs, reduce weight compared to other alternatives and provide a smooth pad surface for successful market adoption.

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WHAT IS A DISPOSABLE SCRUBBING PAD?  

A disposable scrubbing pad is a product that is formed with different substrates in a cohesive composite. It is often lightly rugged for no-scratch cleaning of delicate surfaces such as glass, plastic, fine china, non-stick cookware and more. It also combines soft and smooth properties to facilitate usage by consumers. Industry trends call for a large variety of disposable scrubbing pads as households want to perform cleaning tasks fast and hassle-free. These disposable products are often made with nonwoven materials due to their customizable chemical properties and smooth, lightweight features.  

In this specific project, Conwed netting acted as the reinforcement and bonding element between two or more layers of nonwoven. By designing a netting configuration with adhesive features in the two exterior netting layers, we helped our customer save adhesive set-up costs. Instead of using a standard adhesive application step to bond their substrates, our co-extrusion technology allowed the manufacturer to use thermal lamination in their production process.  

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