Showcasing Innovative Technology Platforms

Croda is a world leader in natural based speciality chemicals, with manufacturing facilities around the globe. At Index, Croda will be available to talk about their investment and new approach to product and technology innovations on offer across the nonwovens supply chain.

Croda will be located at stand 4353 at the Index event, with technical and marketing experts present to discuss possible projects, provide knowledge and expertise, or offer product samples and literature for their range of speciality ingredients.

Some of the innovation areas that will be highlighted at the exhibition are:

Hygiene Applications
Croda’s in-depth knowledge of fibre finish chemistry and surface science has led to the development of finishes that meet the needs of today’s absorbent hygiene products market. Combining durability, hydrophilicity, friction reduction and a range of other benefits, they are designed to meet market demands and deliver high performance.

With increasing demands on our time and high consumer expectations, disposable hygiene products must deliver both performance and be kind to the skin. Our range of finishes, additives and extracts are designed to meet these needs. Our finishes allow for efficient processing of man-made fibres and functionalisation of the final nonwoven to deliver these in-use benefits.

Differentiating products on the shelf in a competitive marketplace is crucial to success. Our history in Personal Care ingredients allows us to use our knowledge to deliver skin care products into hygiene applications. We also supply a large range of botanical extracts from Crodarom to enable added value and differentiated marketing claims to final products.

Polymer Processing
Croda’s range of products for the nonwovens market can help improve hydrophilicity; addition of our speciality additives at the polymer processing stage will result in improved wettability and lowering of friction to give a softer feel to the final product. These benefits apply to a range of applications from hygiene products to automotive applications.

Experts in Nonwoven Finishes
Our unique finishes can also be found in a variety of other applications, such as:
• Food packaging and absorbents – where hydrophilic effects enable effective absorbency
• Geotextile fabrics and structures to promote drainage
• Floor coverings for office, home and automotive that provide efficient tufting of backed fabrics via improved fibre coverage
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About Croda
Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda is a FTSE100 company with a flexible structure that allows them to focus on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients that their customers can build on in: Personal Care, Health Care, Crop Care, Polymer Additives, Lubricants, Coatings & Polymers, Geo Tech, Home Care and Industrial Specialities.