What is Elastomeric Material or Elastic Composite?
An elastomeric material is any material exhibiting elastic, stretch, recovery or rubber-like properties. Generally speaking, elastomeric materials are measured in material type, compound, and the material’s hardness (durometer).
SWM Manufactures Elastomeric Material and Elastic Composites
From adult incontinence briefs and underwear to baby training pants and apparel waistbands, our elastomeric netting powers diverse elastic composites. SWM manufactures and commercializes Conwed™ Elastic Square Netting which serves as an ideal stretch engine material in hygiene, medical, therapeutic, and apparel products. Initially designed for hygiene applications needing stretchable and durable composites, elastic composites made from Conwed netting have been tailored for products that need to be worn without motion restriction.
Generally used in composite form with nonwovens and other fabrics, Conwed Elastic Netting is the leading elastomeric netting in the world. It is a competitive alternative to other stretch materials such as spandex, films and stretchable nonwovens. In addition to the elastic stretchability and superior recovery properties with less energy loss, our elastomeric netting provides superior breathability and fit. Its breathable properties make our elastomeric netting the ultimate stretch engine in consumer products where skin protection and comfort are essential for market adoption and long-term success.
Benefits of Conwed Elastic Composites:
Compared to other elastic composites and stretchable materials, such as spandex, films and stretchable nonwovens, our Conwed elastomeric netting can be designed with stretchability features in one or both directions of the web.
Conwed Bi-Component Netting in Hygiene & Therapeutic Applications
SWM Conwed Elastomeric Netting (formerly known as Rebound), is often used in composite form to reinforce, laminate, stretch, and bond different substrates. In therapeutic wraps, our bi-component netting provided an elastomer in the cross direction (CD) and an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) in the machine direction (MD). This netting design helped create a stretchable composite with superior fit and drapeability for a therapeutic wrap. Our bi-component technology allows us to develop elastomeric netting configurations with stretchability features in the cross direction (CD) and another resin in the machine direction (MD). These composites are often used in elastic waistbands for adult incontinence briefs and underwear.
Conwed Elastic Composites can be incorporated with other substrates using diverse manufacturing processes. We’ll be glad to collaborate on your next project. For detailed product information, specifications or pricing please contact us: