Charecteristics Of Non Woven
Non-wovens are typically not strong, unless reinforced by a backing and do not stretch. Non-woven fibrous materials include felts, mats, fillers, insulation, diaper fillings, absorbers and adsorbers, filters, and endless other things made from chopped, random length and continuous fibers which are laid down in organized or random manner and which simulate woven fabrics and are used in similar ways.
Non woven fabrics provide specific functions such as absorbency, liquid repellence, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame redundancy, wash ability, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier and sterility. These properties are often combined to create fabrics suited for specific jobs, while achieving a good balance between product use life and cost.
They can mimic the appearance, texture and strength of a woven fabric and can be as bulky as the thickest padding. In combination with other materials they provide a spectrum of products with diverse properties, and are used alone or as components of apparel, home furnishings, health care, engineering, industrial and consumer goods.