Selecting the right nonwoven fabric for your product will greatly enhance its quality, appearance, and performance characteristics. Highly customizable, bicomponent fiber nonwovens allow product producers to create the ideal combination of nonwoven fabric attributes at a price point that is very cost-efficient.
Bicomponent fiber nonwovens are an excellent choice for nonwoven products such as:
- Baby diapers & toddler training pants
- Feminine care products
- Adult incontinence products
- Medical under pads
- Wound dressings & absorbent bandages
- And more
Customizable Nonwovens with Bicomponent Fibers
Woven fabric manufacturers have long been blending unique fibers, like cotton and polyester, to create fabrics with a combination of characteristics. The bicomponent fiber concept is unique in that it blends two distinct fibers into a single fiber strand.
When bicomponent fibers are created, the two individual components are distributed over the full length of a finished fiber. The components can be different polymer types to impart unique physical or chemical properties. When two polymers are combined to create a single fiber, the properties of each become the characteristics of the bicomponent fiber. Bicomponent fibers are also sometimes made from similar polyment types, depending on the needs of the application.
A few bicomponent fiber advantages include:
- Characteristics of special polymers or additives at reduced cost
- Fiber remains a part of structure and adds integrity
- Cleaner, environmentally friendly (no effluent)
- Uniform distribution of adhesive
- Wide range of bonding temperatures
- 100% fiber
- And more
Interested in learning more about bicomponent fiber nonwovens? WPT Nonwovens has developed a FREE eBook to offer information on this innovative nonwoven option.
Ready to discuss your project? As a U.S. producer of nonwoven fabrics, WPT Nonwovens is positioned to serve not only high volume needs, but we are also happy to fill small niche orders. Contact us today!