Operational simplification


The ability to produce simple nonwoven structures and contribute to manufacturing ease on existing equipment is a key benefit of Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomer (PBE).

For example, Vistamaxx PBE can be directly meltblown onto one or both facing layers simultaneously while being combined into the laminate without the need for adhesives or other external bonding processes. This one-step approach can produce an elastic fabric right off the production line.

Vistamaxx PBE can also deliver great design freedom by enabling innovative diaper chassis designs based on breathable elastic nonwoven solutions.

A variety of Vistamaxx PBE grades can be processed using traditional processing methods, including:

  • High pressure meltblown processing, where Vistamaxx PBE can provide an excellent balance between throughput and elastic performance with a lower gel formation potential
  • Film/extrusion coatings, where Vistamaxx PBE can provide excellent elasticity and enable the coating or lamination of elastic layers to nonwoven substrates