Renewable cellulose-based nonwovens as superabsorbents for the hygiene and healthcare sector – step 1

This project investigates the potential for renewable cellulose derivative nonwovens to replace fossil-based nonwovens and microplastic superabsorbing particles (SAPs). Commercialization of the technology is facilitated by 1) the project consortium in which a nonwoven producer is connected to hygiene and healthcare product producers and by 2) the adaptation of the bio-based nonwoven manufacturing process in an industrial setting. Given the size of the market for fossil-based nonwovens and SAPs in the hygiene and healthcare sector, the project’s renewable and bio-based innovation is expected to impact the UN SDG 9.4 and 12.5.


RISE IVF and three companies.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 1 267 200 SEK and the project runs during six months – between May and November 2021.