THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORDOVIAN SCIENTISTS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE COST OF DIAPERS
Scientists of the Mordovian State University named after N.P. Ogarev have developed an eco-friendly and cheap absorbent component for diapers based on cellulose ethers. BioLife organic airgel quickly absorbs moisture, has a high retention capacity, biodegrades within a year and is 100 times cheaper than analogues.
The hygiene products industry has been experiencing difficulties with the introduction of sanctions in Russia. This influence is especially noticeable in the production of diapers. Now the main absorbent component of this hygiene product is imported from abroad.
The sanctions disrupted the production process. The sanctions disrupted the production process. In addition, the diapers available on the market are based on synthetic supersorbents and have a number of serious drawbacks.
This also affects the pace of application of this group of materials as a whole. The lack of biodegradability, dependence on the price of oil, which is the main raw material in production, high cost - all this hinders the development of the supersorbent market as a whole.
At the same time, the volume of this market amounts to tens of billions of dollars and in terms of value it shows constant growth. The material created by Mordovian scientists is able to solve this problem.
The sorbent was developed within the framework of the strategic project «New Generation Materials and Energy Saving» of the program of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science «Priority 2030».