Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles

Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles

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Nonwovens have been one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the textiles market. Such fabrics have a broad spectrum of end uses, ranging from medical products to interior textiles. This book focuses on the variety of technical nonwoven applications available. Opening chapters in part one briefly discuss the fundamental principles of nonwoven fabrics, topics such as the formation of nonwovens and the influence of fibre and fabric properties on nonwoven performance are covered. Part two provides valuable examples of how nonwoven materials can be used in a variety of textile products for apparel, filtration and personal hygiene. With a collection of international contributors, this book is an important reference for professionals involved in the production, technology and use of nonwoven materials, extending from industries such as the medical textile industry to the apparel sector. It will also be suitable for researchers in academia with an interest in nonwoven fabrics. Focuses on the variety of technical nonwoven applications available and provides a comprehensive overview of current developments and likely future trends Reviews the formulation of various types of nonwovens and examines the influence of fibre and fabric properties on nonwoven performance Provides a broad overview of nonwoven applications in a variety of different areas from apparel to automotive interiorscomposites to replace plastics and foam materials in auto interiors. ... The EU has issued an end-of-life vehicle regulation stating that 95% of a vehicle by weight has to be recyclable by 2015 (Kemper and Hobi, 2003). ... Interior surface materials are applied as skin materials in visible areas in a vehicle passenger compartment, mainly for interior decoration. ... However, essential property requirements that are critically important to OEMs include trimability, emission, color variationanbsp;...

Title:Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles
Author: R Chapman
Publisher:Elsevier - 2010-06-15

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