Know Your Nonwoven: Rayon Nonwoven Fiber

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Rayon nonwoven fabric is made from 100% rayon filament or rayon blend. Rayon is a natural fiber that is derived from wood pulp. As a nonwoven fiber it offers the benefits of high absorbency, softness, and comfortable finish. Rayon nonwoven is easy to dye, offering a wide array of nonwoven color options. Nonwoven rayon is… Read more »

How WPT Nonwovens Serves Custom Nonwovens Needs

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Today’s nonwoven fabrics are being used in an extensive range of applications owing to their ability to provide advantages such as high absorbency, heat resistance, water resistance, antibacterial properties, biodegradability, and more. Driving the expansion of the ability of nonwovens fabrics to meet so many material needs is the development of treatment technologies that allow… Read more »

Know Your Nonwoven: Cotton All-Natural Nonwoven Fiber

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For products required to be all-natural and hypo-allergenic, 100% cotton or cotton blend fiber nonwoven fabric is an excellent option. Cotton offers the added advantage of being environmentally friendly. Cotton nonwovens have the characteristics of excellent absorption and release, while also offering superior comfort and softness. Nonwoven cottons are ideal for applications such as cosmetic… Read more »

Choosing a Nonwovens Supplier Based Solely on Price Can Be a Costly Mistake

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Price is an important consideration for manufacturers who are choosing key material suppliers, but it should not be the sole consideration. When choosing a supplier for your nonwovens, it is important to consider things like material availability and quality, as well as the quality of customer service and support you will receive. If material quality… Read more »

Demand for Bicomponent Fiber Nonwovens on the Rise

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Projections indicate substantial growth for the global bicomponent fiber market. According to a recent report, “the global bicomponent fiber market was approximately USD 1.68 billion in 2018 and is expected to generate around USD 2.5 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of around 5.1% between 2019 and 2026.” The need for bicomponent fiber nonwovens is… Read more »

5 Characteristics to Consider in Choosing Nonwoven Fibers

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Manufacturers have a wide range of fiber options when specifying nonwoven fabrics for the products they produce. While some applications are great for natural fibers like cotton, others might be better served with synthetic fibers such as polyester. When considering fibers, it is important to compare the attributes of a given fiber in light of… Read more »

Polyester Nonwoven: The High Strength, High Density Nonwoven

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When it comes to demanding applications that require strong and durable fabrics, polyester nonwovens offer a great option. Nonwoven polyester fabric can be created from 100% polyester filament or polyester blend. Nonwoven polyester is an excellent choice for a wide range of application needs including industrial filter materials, medical and hygiene products, construction materials, telecom… Read more »

Four Questions to Ask in Creating a Custom Nonwoven Fabric

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In order to select the best nonwoven fabric for your application, it is important to choose the right material and the best fabric treatments to meet your needs. The WPT Nonwovens team creates a diverse range of custom nonwovens featuring a variety of fibers, bonding, and treatment options, each providing characteristics that benefit the particular… Read more »

Know Your Nonwovens: Hydrophobic Material vs Hydrophilic Material

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Two types of commonly confused nonwoven materials are hydrophobic and hydrophilic. Each has unique characteristics for applications involving water. Taking a look at the Latin roots in these terms provides a clue to understanding them. Common to both terms is root, “hydro” which means “water.” The later portions of these terms are “phobic” which means… Read more »

Nonwovens Chemical Bonding

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WPT Nonwovens offer a wide range of domestically sourced options. NONWOVEN FIBER TYPES Cottons Polyester Rayon Blends NONWOVEN FABRIC TREATMENTS Anti-microbial/anti-bacterial Anti-static Biodegradable Colors custom matched Dry cleaning resistance Flame Retardant Heat Sealability Hydrophilic Printing Others Available NONWOVEN RESINS Acrylics Vinyl Acetate (VAC) Vinyl Acrylics Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Starch Poly… Read more »