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HELSINKI - Nonwovens manufacturer Suominen has launched Biolace Pure technology for the wipes sector which is designed to meet the market’s increasing demand for sustainable, plastic-free materials.

This latest addition to the Biolace family is made of biodegradable, compostable, and renewable plant-based fibres and wood pulp from certified forests and does not contain any chemical binders or plastics.

“Biolace Pure offers our customers a unique, sustainable option that does not compromise on the most important features needed for a perfect wet wipe," said Marika Mäkilä, manager, Marketing and Category Management, Europe. "Its 3-layer solution guarantees optimal liquid management and the soft outer layers ensure that the wipe cleans effectively, yet softly.”

The development of this innovative material with excellent liquid management and cleaning properties is based on Suominen’s long history in producing pulp-based products. Compared e.g. to 100% viscose product for wipes, BIOLACE Pure is said to offer superior cleaning power with a lighter carbon footprint and a lower environmental impact.

“Global environmental concerns, such as climate change and marine plastic pollution, are creating new market expectations and demand for sustainable nonwoven products. These global challenges drive also us to continuously develop innovative solutions with smaller environmental impacts and our novel Biolace Pure is a great example of our efforts,” added Mäkilä.

Biolace Pure will be commercially available in 2021.


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