Apparel

Nonwovens Apparel
Nonwoven fabrics are used throughout the world as components in clothing, footwear and fashion accessories. They are chiefly used in linings and padding, but sometimes form the entire garment.

The flexibility of nonwovens makes them ideal for specialized items such as sportswear, safety clothing, and emergency service uniforms. Performance and cosmetic appeal depend on consistent surface quality.

As inexpensive materials to produce, nonwovens also offer a cost-effective, high-performance option for disposable industrial and medical apparel. Fibers can be customized to provide the stability and protection levels required.

Delivering trusted web inspection solutions to nonwoven manufacturers for more than two decades, AMETEK Surface Vision supplies systems to more customers than anyone else in the industry. Our systems improve quality and maximize yields across the globe.
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    • 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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