Methods to Improve Blood Absorption of Superabsorbent Materials
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-07
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Superabsorbents have a broad range of applications in the personal and health care industries, due to their ability to absorb bodily fluids. However, their blood absorption ability is greatly hindered due to the complex physical and rheological properties of the fluid. As a result, significant research and development continues in an effort to improve the blood absorption. Here we investigate the effect of freeze-drying of superabsorbent on blood absorbency. In particular, we show that heat curing of freeze-dried superabsorbents leads to potentially useful changes in material properties.