Nonwoven fabrics

Nonwoven fabrics are made from polypropylene polymers that are bonded together through chemical, mechanical or thermal treatments. These are made by using system spinners that pass melted polymer fibers through air currents at high speed, allowing it to form a fabric of short and long fibers.

Nonwoven fabrics are ideal for the manufacturing of disposable surgical medical garments and offer multiple applications in other industries by combining them with other materials. The result is a wide spectrum of products with diverse properties which can be used alone or as components of apparel, home furnishings, health care, engineering, industrial, and consumer goods.

 

Nonwoven fabric in different colors

 Nonwoven fabrics can be produced in a variety of colors

 


 

Properties 

Nonwoven fabrics exhibit properties that provide them with useful qualities. These include absorption or repulsion to liquid, strength, stretch, softness, flammable delay, sterility, and protection against microorganisms such as bacteria.

One of the main advantages of nonwoven fabrics is that they have a high voltage tear, and in turn, its bulk density is much lower than the traditional fabrics. This allows these fabrics can be used in various industrial applications such as the manufacture of protective clothing, filters, packaging, and geotextiles.

 

Healthcare and biotechnology sectors

Nonwoven fabrics are used to manufacture disposable medical garments and gowns used by medical teams as well as patients. Some include, and are not limited to:

  • Isolation gowns

  • Surgical gowns

  • Surgical drapes and covers

  • Surgical masks and scrub suits for medical teams 

  • Disposable caps

  • Shoe covers

To view our collection of disposable medical garments and products, click here.

 

 

Strawberries with nonwoven cover 

Agricultural sector

Polytex can manufacture nonwoven very light and resistant allowing passage of air, water, and sunlight, making it suitable for agricultural applications by providing plants with protection from pests, without interfering with their growth. Our fabric can be manufactured to be more durable to weathering.

The physical barrier provided by nonwoven fabrics protects crops from insects and dust; decreases the use of insecticides, and promotes microclimate effects by retaining higher humidity and temperature of the soil. Some of its applications include:

  • Curtains and flooring for greenhouses

  • Banana bags, or any other type of bad to cover crops and flowers

  • Floating covers

  • Sheets to cover slopes and bowls

 

 

 

Nonwoven fabric used for sand bedding

Geotextiles

Nonwoven fabrics are more robust than woven fabrics, which allowed them to be used for different applications in the construction sector. Some of these include:

  • Soil stabilizers and roadway underlayment

  • Foundation stabilizers

  • Erosion control

  • Canals construction

  • Drainage systems

  • Frost protection

  • Pond and canal water barriers

  • Sand infiltration barrier for drainage tile

  • Landfill liners

 

 

Nonwoven overalls

Other applications

Other disposable products that can be manufactured with nonwoven fabrics include: 

  • Disposable painter overall garments

  • Promotional bags