Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP)

Definition from BabyGearLab's Dictionary of Terms

Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) is referred to by different names; including hydrogel, sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylate absorbents, or Absorbent Gel Material (AGM). SAP is a petroleum based product. Its job is to absorb and trap moisture. It looks like tiny crystals, or fine white sand, and can found inside the layers of the absorbent core of disposable diapers or inside other absorbent disposable products such as nursing pads. SAP is used in ALL of the 24 disposable diapers we tested, green as well as traditional.

Last updated: Monday October 19, 2015 9:16pm

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