Some Facts about Nonwoven Fabric You Need to Know

Some Facts about Nonwoven Fabric You Need to Know

19 Apr, 2022

Nonwovens are known to be cost-effective and faster to manufacture with a range of strengths, which is an affordable option for many industrial applications. It may look skinny and fragile, and in fact, nonwoven fabric can be stronger by adding additional support backing. Here are some things you may want to know about nonwoven fabric.


What is the nonwoven fabric?

Broadly speaking, nonwoven fabric is a sheet or web-like structure in which fibers/filaments/perforating films are bonded together by mechanical, thermal, or chemical means. They are flat and porous sheets made directly from separate fibers/molten plastic/plastic film. They are not made by weaving or knitting and do not require converting the fibers into yarn.


What are the characteristics of the nonwoven fabric?

Each different type of nonwoven has different characteristics, depending on the product application. For example:


* Translucent or opaque.

* Drapability varies from goof to none at all.

* As thin as paper or maybe thick and durable.

* Soft and elastic, or stiff and rigid, or with little flexibility.

* Can be manufactured by gluing, thermal bonding, or stitching.

* Paper-like, felt-like, or similar to that of woven fabrics in appearance.

* May have excellent washability, or may not be washable, or can be dry cleaned.

* Porosity ranges from low tear strength and burst strength to very high tensile strength.


diaper nonwoven laminated PE film

diaper nonwoven laminated PE film


What are the applications of nonwoven fabric?

Nonwovens are disposable fabrics with a limited life span but are extremely durable, which creates various innovative possibilities for all types of industries.


Nonwovens offer specific features such as water absorption, liquid repellency, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame retardancy, washability, cushioning, filtration, bacterial barrier, sterility, etc. Besides, they can mimic the look, texture, and strength of woven fabrics and can be as bulky as the thickest padding. All the properties are often combined to create fabrics that are suitable for specific applications, giving the final products a good balance between life span and cost.


As mentioned above, innovations in nonwovens are growing as rapidly as the demand for them nowadays, bringing almost limitless possibilities for a variety of industries, including agricultural coverings, apparel linings, automotive headliners, automotive upholstery, carpeting, civil engineering fabrics, civil engineering geotextile, insulation, labels & tags, laundry aids, envelopes, filters, house wraps, upholstery, wallcoverings, etc.


Actually, you are most likely to find them in sanitary or sterile medical products, such as disposable diapers/diaper nonwoven laminated PE film, household & personal wipes, hygiene products - baby diaper nonwoven laminated film, adult diaper nonwoven laminated film, sanitary napkin pads nonwoven film, nonwoven laminated film for coverall, and so on.



All in all, nonwoven fabric is an engineered fibrous assembly, primarily planar, which has been given a designed level of structural integrity by physical or chemical means, excluding weaving, knitting, or paper-making. Guanzhen is a professional manufacturer and supplier of diaper nonwoven laminated PE film in China. For more information about our nonwoven laminated film, please feel free to contact us!

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