We fabricate our cellulose sponges using materials such as flax, wood pulp and cotton.
The distinctive holes – also known as ‘pores’ – in the cellulose sponges are created by the use of dissolved salt crystals.
One of the most notable features of cellulose sponge is the ability to absorb and retain water. The average cellulose sponge is able to do this until it has taken on ten times its own dry weight in water. This is referred to as being ‘hydrophilic’, and sets it apart from other types of polyurethane (PU) foam sponge.
Another key aspect which sets it apart from PU foam sponge is the fact that it is fabricated using natural materials which are renewable and in ready supply. With the right treatment and care, a cellulose sponge will last indefinitely and can be used as often as is required. Once the time comes to dispose of a cellulose sponge, the fact that it is fully bio-degradable is just one more aspect which makes this the eco-friendly sponge of choice.
We offer a range of cellulose sponge, including moist sponge which is also referred to as ‘expanded’, compressed sponge and sponge cloth available in either dry or moist forms.
Range of cellulose
Professionals who have to make use of sponges on a regular basis are particularly keen to get their hands on compressed cellulose. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that it can be stored in extremely small spaces while still quickly expanding to their full size in order to be utilised. They are particularly well suited to applications such as removing makeup and cleansing the face during procedures such as facials.
The compressed cellulose sponges we supply have been subject to the application of heat and pressure, which shrinks them to a tenth of their original size. Other than this, they are made from the same materials as our expanded cellulose sponges. The small size of these sponges offers a range of benefits; it reduces storage and shipping costs and means that transporting the sponges is not only less expensive but also creates a significantly smaller carbon footprint. The quick and simple addition of water will see the sponge expanding to its original size, at which point it offers all the properties expected from a standard expanded sponge.
In addition to the cleansing applications mentioned above, compressed cellulose sponges can also be utilised as sponge swabs for surface sampling in laboratories, bail-out sponges used in life rafts and survival suits and as advertising and promotional tools.
Compressed Cellulose Sponge Sheets
The majority of our compressed cellulose sponge sheets are supplied to printers and fabricators for use in the creation of high impact marketing and advertising materials, taking advantage of the effect generated by the rapid expansion which results when water is added.
In addition to this, we also supply sheets to companies who manufacture components which are used in the quality control sectors of the food, beverage and dairy industries. In the main, this takes the form of biocide free compressed cellulose sponge sheets, which we can also supply as ready fabricated parts.
Compressed Cellulose Sponge Pads
Compressed cellulose sponge pads are a completely natural product which can be used in applications such as brightening skin tone, removing excess oil and cleansing skin pores. All of these uses take advantage of the extremely soft nature of the sponge, and the fact that it is able to offer deep cleaning which removes impurities without irritating sensitive skin.
Compressed Cellulose Sponge Shapes
We can offer compressed cellulose sponge produced in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can create custom versions to match the specifications offered by each client. In addition to customised shapes, we also offer these products in a range of colours such as white, yellow, blue, pink, green and beige.