This film in produced by technology based on multibeam extrusion. Nonwovens are manufactured by putting small fibers together in the form of a sheet or web, and then binding them either mechanically with an adhesive, or thermally by applying binder and melting the binder onto the web by temperature increases.
The Nonwoven market is one of the fastest growing markets across all sectors. They are used in Apparel to Baby wipes. These products can be a single-use or limited-life fabric or a very durable fabric.
Benefits of a Nonwoven Film:
- Liquid Repellency
- Flame retardancy
- Bacterial Barriers and Sterility
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Application/Industry Area for Nonwoven Film
Firefighter and SWAT teams clothing are all made from a nonwoven material. As well as bulletproof vests. Almost every day you are touching or being touched by something that has come from a nonwoven material. Exercise clothing
uses nonwovens to wick away moisture from your body. Hazmat suits will use this material to prevent contact with pathogens and microbes.
Every day you step into your car
you are surrounded by nonwoven fabric. From seat trim, floor mats, truck bed liners or the cabin air filter, all are made from a nonwoven fabric. The largest use is in the carpeting of automobiles, trucks and planes. Another use in the trunks of vehicles. Where the material can form perfectly to the contour of the truck, providing moisture and sound deadening benefits.
When you had your Tea
this morning, the tea bag you threw away was made from a nonwoven. The benefit here is, the tea bag is very strong when wet. The same for coffee filters. When these nonwovens are layered upon themselves, a precise tensile strength can be produced. Other common uses: Baby bibs, cosmetic applicators, vacuum cleaner bags, laundry dryer sheets, floor dusting cloths, cheese wrap.
Just about every small battery that is made, has a nonwoven separator that is needed in-between the anode and cathode. In this case, the separator is lightweight and thin enough to allow ions to move freely from one electrode to another. The same can be found in circuit board. Other common uses: heat and sound insulation, fuel cells, cable wraps.
One of the most cost effective uses of a nonwoven shows up by using the many different variations of wipes. Used in machine shops for oil and grease, as well as baby wipes that come in contact with skin. It is the most cost effective use of a nonwoven due to not having to launder or wash the material. Other uses: medical
, industrial, clean-room, bath room.
For your dinner last night, you un-wrapped a package of meat and also threw away the white cotton like absorbent material on the bottom. All made from nonwoven. The advantage in the packaging market is the durability and strength of the material in relation to cost to produce. A lot of large priority ship envelops used by the major over night carriers use these. Other common uses: vegetable packaging trays, separator sheets, meat packaging trays, industrial bags, fruit liners flower wrap, confectionary packaging, beverage packing
Every operating room staff has to wear a surgical
gown; these are all made from a nonwoven material. It will also be used in surgical drapes, for there protection from a patient’s blood, bodily fluids and they are sterile. A lot of bandage and wound care have an absorbent nonwoven material in the center. Other common uses: cast paddings and covers, underpads, surgical masks, swabs, sterile overwraps, dressings, surgical gowns.
Nonwoven material changed the diaper industry by introducing diaper that could absorb 10 times it weight. This is due to the combination of polymers, nonwoven fabric and wood pulp in the diaper. Other common uses: tampons and sanitary napkins, panty liners, incontinence products, nursing pads, toddler training pants.
This black fabric often seen on the sides or highway construction
sites is used to extend the life of paved roads. Geotextile fabrics are a big user of nonwoven material. Used as an erosion barrier and erosion control. Other common uses: artificial turf, soil stabilizers, roofing components, roadway reinforcements, pavement overlays, insulation, greenhouse shading, covers and seed strips, capillary mats.
Furnishings and Bedding
Chairs, couches all have a nonwoven dust material on their underneath. The backing of just about every carpet has a nonwoven material that is needed for wear and tear, as well as being flame and fire retardant. Mattress will also use the benefit of nonwovens for this flame retardant as well. Other common uses: lamp shades, napkins, pillows, shades, scrims, drapery pleating, decking fabrics, acoustic ceilings, blankets, quilts, mattress covers.
TECHNICAL DATA FOR NONWOVEN FILM
BASIS WEIGHT (G/M²)
|10 - 200
|POLYPROPYLENE, RAYON, POLYOLEFIN, PE, FILM, POLYESTER
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