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Nonwovens Industrial/Household
Traditionally used for home furnishings such as upholstery and flooring, the adaptability of nonwovens means they are increasingly used for more innovative applications, including energy efficiency and safety.

Because different fibers can be combined to provide customized qualities, nonwovens provide a versatile solution for many different applications across the household and industrial sector.

Nonwovens can be used for insulation, furnishings and wall coverings, offering benefits to hygiene, cosmetic appearance and practicality. They can also be utilized for more unusual applications such as safety curtains and carpet alarm systems.

With a wide variety of nonwoven production methods, it’s important to use a surface monitoring solution you can trust. AMETEK Surface Vision provides the most widely-used inspection systems in the world, used by major nonwoven manufacturers for more than two decades.
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    • Nonwovens  Carded

      Carding is a mechanical dry-laying process where fibers are combed into a web by a carding machine, a rotating drum covered with fine wires or teeth, providing good tensile strength.

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    • Nonwovens Co-Form

      This process combines short wood-pulp fibers with fine meltblown fibers to create a homogenous, pillow-like sheet – the fiber ratio determines material properties. It is ideal for personal care and medical uses.

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    • Nonwovens Lamination

      Nonwoven materials can be laminated to enhance their properties and performance. This process can affect surface integrity, and so requires automated monitoring to reduce waste product.

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    • Nonwovens Meltblown

      Polymers with a low viscosity are extruded into a high-speed airstream upon leaving the spinneret. This results in scattering of the melt, which solidifies and then breaks up into a fibrous web.

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    • Nonwovens Needlepunch

      Suitable for most fiber types, this process uses needles that are pushed and pulled through the web to entangle the fibers. This allows webs of various properties to be needled together.

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    • Nonwovens Slitting

      A slitting machine, or slitter, is used to cut large rolls of nonwoven material into smaller rolls. This may affect the condition of the web, and so requires accurate monitoring.

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    • Nonwovens Spunbond and SMS
      Spunbond and SMS

      By melting polymer granules and extruding through spinnerets, continuous filaments can be produced which deposit onto a conveyor, forming a uniform web. This provides a less flexible material with greater strength.

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    • Nonwovens Spunlace / Hydroentangled
      Spunlace / Hydroentangled

      Hydroentanglement, also called spunlacing, uses fine, high-pressure water jets to make the fibers become physically entangled in a mechanical bonding process. It is sometimes combined with carding or wetform processes.

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    • Nonwovens Wetform

      A mixture of water and fibers is deposited onto a moving wire screen, then drained to form a web. Further drying, rolling and treating follows to create a wide range of materials.

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    • Nonwovens  Airlaid

      This is a versatile dry-laying process where short fibers are fed into an air stream, then sent to a moving belt or perforated drum, where they form a web.

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    • Nonwovens Fiberglass Material
      Fiberglass Material

      Fiberglass strands can be used to form nonwoven webs using the wet laying process. This process allows the strands to be mixed with resin to form composites with desired properties.

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