Agricultural

Nonwovens Agricultural
Nonwoven materials are suitable for many agricultural applications, typically being used for crop covering. They allow air and water to reach the crop while providing protection against the elements and pests.

The use of nonwovens can help improve greenhouse efficiency, increase crop yield and reduce the need for pesticides. These customized fabrics can enhance or reduce photosynthesis and water movement, as required.

The flexibility of nonwovens allows them to be used for crop covers, seed blankets, weed control and water control. Different types of fabric can be used, with qualities designed to fit the application.

AMETEK Surface Vision is highly experienced in providing web inspection solutions for nonwoven materials. Our trusted solutions detect and classify holes and blemishes across the continuous process.
  • Applications +

    • Nonwovens Chemical Bonded
      Chemical Bonded

      Binders can be laid onto the web surface to join the fibers together chemically. This may result in surface blemishes, and so needs careful inspection.

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    • Nonwovens Composites
      Composites

      Composite nonwovens combine a mixture of fibers and plastics to form a specialized fabric. This requires surface monitoring to ensure the different components form a uniform surface.

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    • Nonwovens Thermal Bonded
      Thermal Bonded

      Webs of synthetic fibers are bonded together by heat, often applied by heated rolling. An automated inspection system will detect any surface defects from this production process.

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    • Nonwovens  Thru-air Bonded
      Thru-air Bonded

      Fibers can be spun into a web by directed, heated air through a continuous process. Manual inspection can be difficult at this stage, so an accurate automated solution is required.

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