Nonwovens are well-suited for a wide range of construction materials, such as roof underlayments, house wrapping, and flashing materials. A key benefit nonwoven fabrics offer in these construction applications is protection. They are very effective for keeping water out for an effective protective barrier that keeps buildings dry and free of rot. Nonwoven fabric can also provide insulation benefits, such as helping a structure to retain cool air in summer seasons and keep its heat in winter.
What Makes Nonwovens a Good Choice for Construction
Nonwovens industry organization, EDANA, explains that increasing oil prices, environmental concerns, CO² regulations, and fire resistance building regulation codes have made nonwovens an attractive choice for building materials. Nonwovens offer a cost-effective and efficient solution to many building and construction challenges.
Nonwovens offer a variety of performance characteristics that are particularly beneficial such as strength, durability, and tear-resistance. As a material, nonwovens can be custom converted to create products that are easy to use and installed.
- Examples of Nonwoven Building Construction Materials
- Air and Vapor Barrier
- Thermal and Noise Insulation
- House Wrap
- Roofing – Underlay, Composites, Membranes, etc.
- Flooring Substrates
- Facing for Drywall
- Foundations and Ground Stabilization
WPT is Your Source for Building Construction Nonwovens
WPT Nonwovens creates nonwovens made from a variety of fibers and blends, using resin bonds and treatments to offer the desired characteristics such as breathability and water resistance. WPT Nonwovens formulation and manufacturing capabilities provide nonwovens that are custom suited to specific application requirements. We manufacture nonwovens in a variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses, providing the widest selection of options for construction fabric products. Treatments include:
- Colors custom matched
- Flame Retardant
- Heat Sealability
- And more
As a supplier, WPT Nonwovens offers the advantage of inline slitting and winding capabilities, eliminating the need for third party conversion services, saving you time and reducing your production costs. Unlike most nonwoven suppliers, we welcome orders of all sizes, meeting the needs of building material manufacturers of all volumes. No quantities are too large or too small.
Contact us today to discuss how we can meet your construction material manufacturing needs with affordable, high performance nonwovens.