OC-BioBinder™: bio-based binder for nonwovens and technical textiles

Binders are used to improve the mechanical properties of nonwoven and technical textiles. Properties that can be improved are dry strength, wet strength and dimensional stability with varying degrees of stiffness or softness. Common binders are mainly made of fossil plastic polymers such as ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) and acrylates. OrganoClick has developed the bio-based binder OC-BioBinder™ which is based on biopolymers from residual streams in the food industry such as orange peel, shrimp shells and wheat bran. With the help of our bio-binders, nonwoven and technical textiles can become 100% biodegradable, non-toxic and compostable.

OC-BioBinder™ is our bio-based and 100% biodegradable binder brand, adapted for various nonwovens and specialty papers.

Product range

Today, we offer a number of different binders with different mechanical properties. Our binders are available in varying degrees of softness, (Tg), with different degrees of dry and wet strength, and that are hydrophilic or hydrophobic. We also offer binders that improve fire protection.

The binders have different viscosity and content and can therefore be applied to nonwoven or textile materials in different ways. Our binders are water-based and are applied to materials by spray impregnation, dip impregnation or coating. After application, the fibre-based material is dried and cured at elevated temperatures.

Our binders are classified as having “ready biodegradability” according to OECD 301A, and can be used to produce 100% biodegradable and compostable nonwovens. Our bio-based binders can also be used on woven textiles to increase rigidity and prevent wear, which makes it suitable for the manufacture of sunscreen or home textiles.

Our bio-based and degradable binders are adapted for several different nonwovens and speciality papers such as airlaid, wetlaid, spunlace, spunbond, carded, and drylaid. We have binders that can be used with most types of fibres, such as natural fibres from wood, cotton, viscose, hemp and pulp. We also produce compostable binders that are adapted for synthetic fibres such as polyester, PLA, mineral fibres, glass fibres and blended fibres. Today, our binders are used in airlaid napkins and tablecloths, wetlaid agricultural sheeting, wetlaid hygiene products, and in knitted textile inserts.

See the table below that describes our various binders and their properties. You can as also download technical data sheets as PDFs.

OC-BioBinder™
product
Softness
Stiffness
Dry
strength
Wet
strength
CharacterFire
protection
Application
method
Typical
applications
LilySoft++++HydrophilicNoSpray,
impregnation
Airlaid,
wetlaid,
carded
CloverMedium+++HydrophilicNoSpray,
impregnation
Airlaid,
wetlaid,
carded
PineStiff++++HydrophilicNoSpray,
impregnation
Airlaid,
wetlaid,
carded
OakVery stiff++++++HydrophilicNoSpray,
wetend
Wetlaid,
carded
LotusStiff+++++HydrophobicNoSpray,
impregnation
Wetlaid,
carded
OleaMedium++LipophobicNoSpray,
impregnation
Airlaid,
wetlaid,
carded
AshtreeMedium+++HydrophilicYesSpray,
impregnation
Airlaid,
wetlaid,
carded

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