Breathing Life Into Everyday Products – Making Them BREATHEEZE
As the name indicates, BREATHEEZE® is about the ability to pass air and moisture through any medium. This can be a cloth, fabric, film, membrane, or anything similar. Here, it is a film that is permeable to gases and water vapour but impermeable to anything in a liquid state. So, a good breathable film gives excellent comfort while protecting from infection and rashes. More clearly, BREATHEEZE® is a special plastic compound used to make such films. The films are mastered for manufacturing hygiene products like baby diapers, adult diapers, sanitary napkins and PPE suits.
Leading The Way Toward Better Customer Satisfaction
There were multiple challenges in achieving the optimum comfort level. But the perception of discomfort ratings is significantly associated with the increase in skin temperatures and sweat rates. So, to provide unparalleled customer satisfaction not only requires a deep understanding of the market but also an understanding and knowing the technology that favours innovation to bring out a product that makes a difference.
The Technology Behind The Innovation
For giving proper comfort and customer satisfaction, the below properties are of great importance in developing a good breathable film.
- Good tensile strength
- Required level of Elongation
- Good Printability and Gloss
- Aesthetics –Opacity & Whiteness
- WVTR-Water Vapour Transmission rate
The breathable films can be produced by various processing techniques like Cast or Blown film method. The BREATHEEZE® Compounds are manufactured with different concentrations of polymers and a very fine Calcium Carbonate with specific particle size distribution and coating. The compounds can help achieve different WVTR levels and other properties, but the properties can be better modified by the end product manufacturers by changing the process parameters. Customization is also possible at both levels that allows delivering exactly what the market requires.
This breathable compound is widely used in hygiene products that demand the highest quality of protection and sanitation. The compounds are produced using advanced compounding techniques, keeping the product value in mind and the growing sensitivity and consumer awareness about these products. The production process needs to be monitored, both online and physically, and rheological properties are measured frequently to ensure product consistency.
When a product flies off the shelf, the consumers only know half of the story behind its success. What they get to see is the branding and advertising behind the products. But there are several unsung heroes who make a product what it is with their unwavering resolve to provide the best raw material. And Kandui is surely one of them. Their promise to provide nothing but the best has helped them manufacture products that have stood the test of time and they continue to be the industry leader in making a compound that adds more life to its end products.
BREATHEEZE® compounds are a vital ingredient in making a microporous film used in various hygiene applications. This compound is designed to impart strength, softness and better adhesion to the fabric that is available with various WVTR ratings. Earlier, these products were widely imported as the polymer industry in India lacked proper knowledge, experience and infrastructure. Even though a lot has changed since then, only a few manufacturers have been able to develop Masterbatches of the highest quality and provide customisation to perfectly match the customer’s requirements.
The hygiene product market has evolved as a highly competitive business space where rising customer awareness about personal hygiene and safety has pushed manufacturers and leading brands to up their game in providing products that fulfil customer expectations. At a time when customers have access to the best global products, Indian manufacturers have made giant strides in developing products like BREATHEEZE® that are sure to make an impact in the long run.