Nonwovens are unique, high-tech, engineered fabrics made from fibres and which are used across a wide range of applications and products in almost every aspect of our daily life and society. Nonwovens have specific characteristics that allow them to deliver high-performance across a wide range of applications. Specific functions include: absorbency, liquid repellency, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame retardancy, washability, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier and sterility.
Hygiene: strips, diapers, wipes, hygiene
In the hygiene field, nonwovens are sometimes considered articles of everyday use without distinctive characteristics. Feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, adult incontinence products and wet towels are just some examples of the numerous applications of nonwovens that enter every phase of our daily lives.
Personal care: strips, diapers, wipes, hygiene
Over the past decade, an increasingly diverse range of disposable personal hygiene products has become available. Nonwovens are the ideal material for personal care products. They combine strength and softness, hygiene and handiness.
Medical: clothes, wipes
Nonwovens are extensively used in the medical field and in protection against biological agents in other sectors. For example, they can be designed to deliver critical safety properties, such as prevention against infections and diseases. With today’s multi-drug resistant strains of bacteria and virus, nonwovens can help in the fight against cross-contamination and the spread of infection in a medical or surgical environment.
Nonwovens are used in a multitude of household applications ranging from cleaning and filtering to adding an aesthetic touch to the home. Used in bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, high performance nonwovens can create comfortable, practical, hygienic and beautiful solutions for modern living.