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New concept airlaid Ecological airlaid, with no chemical additives

Airgel, an eco-friendly airlaid

From Magic continuous commitment in innovation and investments comes the new line of AIRGEL products, an eco-friendly airlaid that, unlike all the others on the market, does not contain any chemical absorbent additive while ensuring the same performance levels.

The new super absorbent core is mainly composed of cellulose, a minimum percentage of bicomponent fibres and, above all, it contains Spongel, Magic patented super absorbent biodegradable powder.

Most of AIRGEL absorbent structure is therefore biodegradable and compostable since cellulose and Spongel weight exceed 90% of the absorbing layer.


How was innovation born

In 2015 a university study showed the possibility of producing a super absorbent powder without chemical additives. Magic deeply believed in the project and in a few years implemented and tested a process and a production plant that, at full capacity, can produce 1,500 tons of SPONGEL per year.

Ultimate performance and many benefits

After Spongel development efforts focused on the the application of the powder in the materials already produced by Magic.
From here comes Airgel, a new concept airlaid, unique on the market and showing ultimate performance:

Airgel absorbs more than 20 times its weight.

A cellulose pad absorbing 4000 g/sqm of saline solution weighs approximately 300 g/ sqm, while Airgel reaches the same absorption peak in just 180 g /sqm

Airgel reaches retention levels 15/20% higher than SAF based products and 30% higher than cellulose ones.

It is much lighter than cellulose pads, therefore with considerable advantages in terms of production, logistics and environment.

Airgel is much more eco-friendly compared to SAF and SAP based materials, because it is free of chemical absorbent additives.

It offers a great value for money.

Main applications

Food packaging pads

Since the beginning of 2021 Magic has started a product switching involving the most part of its food packaging pad range. At present pads are produced with traditional plastic film, but laminated products with biodegradable films are already under study and testing for creating absorbing pads which can be completely disposed with organic waste.

Medical and hygienic solutions

Main points of strenght: high absorption and retention capacity under load; no chemicals in contact with the skin; constant absorption over time and therefore much more suitable to the needs of application; the chance to optimize the absorbing core and its level of absorption helps in reducing material waste and environmental impact.

Other applications




Home and industrial hygiene and cleaning

Management of bio-waste

Funeral industry

Construction and civil engineering

Airgel, eco-friendly innovation

Airgel, a solution coming from Spongel formula

The super absorbent biodegradable powder.

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