The steady growth of demand for absorbent materials has propelled the absorbent market forward in recent years; with an estimated value of 11.1 billion dollars in 2019 and a CAGR of 6.2% the demand is clearly expected to continue this upward growth. Driven by consumer products like paper towels, diapers, sanitary wipes, agricultural goods, and increasing industry regulations requiring proper oil and chemical spill cleanup; new absorbent materials are needed to help provide innovative solutions for a continually growing number of applications.
Sunstrand’s sustainable materials are the most absorbent natural materials on the market. In fact, a recent US Navy study found kenaf to be one of the “most absorbent materials on earth.” That fact doesn’t go unnoticed and current absorbent applications for our sustainable materials include spill kits for oil, fuel, and water, disposable wipes and towels, hygienics, water treatment, and animal care.
Along with our natural materials inherent absorption properties; liquids, gasses, or dissolved solids will adhere themselves to the surface of our sustainable materials. Most other absorbents will only soak up moisture, allowing for less cleanup potential. But this unique combination allows our materials to efficiently control liquids and while also absorbing them.